New Food and Beverage Choices Fill Millennials’ Shopping Carts in Minneapolis and St. Paul

New Food and Beverage Choices Fill Millennials’ Shopping Carts in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Which food and beverage choices did you purchase the last time you needed something to eat or drink? Was it a green tea or maybe a breakfast smoothie? If so, you might be one of the many Minneapolis and St. Paul residents who have recently posted online about your experience. According to a recently released study by CBD Marketing, Millennials, or those between the ages of 18 and 35, have played a key role in changing “long-standing truths” within food…

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Healthier Vending Machine Beverages in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Healthier Vending Machine Beverages in Minneapolis and St. Paul

Vending machine technology is only one of the many aspects of the vending industry that has changed a lot since the first bottled soft drink machines, cooled with ice, appeared on the market in the 1930’s. Which beverages Minneapolis and St. Paul consumers want to buy have also undergone several makeovers. Diet sodas, for example, were first mass produced during the 1960’s and enjoyed a seemingly positive reputation until the early 2000’s when sales started to decline. The shift in…

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Healthy Vending Machine Options in Minneapolis and St. Paul Can Boost Productivity

Healthy Vending Machine Options in Minneapolis and St. Paul Can Boost Productivity

Corporate wellness programs including those that offer healthy vending machine options can have a positive impact on both an employee’s health and on the company’s productivity, but only if the wellness program is implemented carefully. A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside, UCLA, and Washington University in St. Louis found that wellness program participation “improved average worker productivity by over 4 percent” which is roughly equivalent “to adding one additional day of productive work per month…

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Minneapolis and St. Paul Employees Crave Healthy Snacks

Minneapolis and St. Paul Employees Crave Healthy Snacks

The increase in demand for healthy snacks is not only about which ingredients are in a snack; it is also about the ingredients that aren’t there. According to Mintel, a global market research firm, 84 percent of consumers want to reduce the amount of natural sugar and artificial sweetener in their diets. Participants indicated that weight management and future health concerns were the top reasons to cut sugar. In fact, 31 percent of participants agreed that removing sugar from their…

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A New Coffee Service Benefit for Minneapolis and St. Paul Employees

A New Coffee Service Benefit for Minneapolis and St. Paul Employees

Enjoying coffee and tea from the office coffee service may provide Minneapolis and St. Paul employees with additional health benefits. Scientists from Boston Children’s Hospital recently found that consuming caffeine may help decrease pain sensitivity in those with chronic pain. The consumed caffeine caused dopamine, a carrier of messages between nerve cells in the brain, to flood the brain’s pleasure center resulting in decreased pain sensitivity, a huge benefit for chronic pain suffers. Healthy levels of dopamine help regulate emotions,…

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Technology and the Minneapolis and St. Paul Vending Machine Experience

Technology and the Minneapolis and St. Paul Vending Machine Experience

Get ready to meet the new vending machine. In the not so distant future, vending machines will communicate with consumers through an application (app) on their smartphone that includes artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The app will learn the Minneapolis and St. Paul customer’s preferences in order to improve and personalize the experience. Customers will also be notified via the app about future promotions and new ways to use the app such as placing a single order for multiple beverages. Wireless…

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Minneapolis and St. Paul Employees Enjoy Caffeine’s Benefits

Minneapolis and St. Paul Employees Enjoy Caffeine’s Benefits

Maintaining recommended fitness levels is a challenge for many individuals, but there is new research about caffeine that might make it just a bit easier to accomplish. Recent research from the University of São Paulo in Brazil found a link between caffeine consumption and more effective workouts. In the study, the participants’ cycling speed was recorded after the cyclist burned 450 calories. The first time after taking a caffeine pill, the second time after taking a placebo, and the third…

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The New Meal in Minneapolis and St. Paul

The New Meal in Minneapolis and St. Paul

By previous standards, it wouldn’t be considered a meal. It isn’t always consumed at traditional meal times or eaten at a table. But according to those between the ages of 18 and 35 (Millennials), it contributes to their daily nutritional needs and functions as a meal. What is it? It is a healthy snack. Millennials are eating a lot of snacks. 92 percent of individuals recently surveyed by Surveygoo said they replace a meal with a snack at least once…

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Minneapolis and St. Paul, How Do You Drink Your Coffee?

Minneapolis and St. Paul, How Do You Drink Your Coffee?

Did you know that the majority of U.S. coffee drinkers do not drink their coffee black? According to the most recent National Coffee Association’s National Coffee Drinking Trends (NCDT) report, 68 percent of coffee drinkers add some type of non-dairy or dairy product to their coffee, and about 50 percent add a sweetener. Cream & Sugar Trends Dairy and Non-Dairy Additives 35% add a non-dairy creamer (or coffee whitener, as it is known in some regions) 14% use half and…

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When Is a Minneapolis and St. Paul Vending Machine not a Vending Machine?

When Is a Minneapolis and St. Paul Vending Machine not a Vending Machine?

When it’s a micro-market! At first glance, a Minneapolis and St. Paul consumer might see a micro-market and think it is just a decorated space with vending machines, but that is not the case. A micro-market is a cafe-style break room that offers a wide variety of healthy fresh foods as well as snacks and beverages. Not only is it a place to grab a bite to eat, but it is also a relaxing environment to catch up with colleagues…

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