Vending News: COVID-19 impact: Work from home more attractive than return to office for most

Despite typically spending longer work hours when at home, most people enjoy working remotely and want the option to keep doing so after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent Harvard Business School Online survey.

Vending News: Aramark rolls out frictionless food and beverage services for sports venues

Having fans in the stands for this season’s MLB Opening Day will take on added meaning for America’s Pastime

Industry News: Vending machine with COVID-19 home tests coming to NYC this month

Remember when vending machines were for snacks and soda? COVID-19 home test kits will soon be sold via vending machines in cities including New York. But they won’t be as cheap as a bag of chips.

World Vending News: European Vending Association Reports “Marked” Improvement for Industry

BRUSSELS – The European Vending Association said it has updated its Covid-19 report, originally released a month ago. Updated findings reflect a marked improvement for vending and office coffee services businesses, but ongoing impact from Covid-19 restrictions remains severe.

Industry News: CVS Survey Reveals 2/3 of American Adults are Snacking More During the Pandemic

The survey also found that the majority of consumers find that convenience and affordability are important when seeking better-for-you snacks and meal solutions.  

Vending News: Ingenico Launches Vending Solution That Enables Faster, Seamless Payments

Ingenico Group's new Smart Self for Vending can be tailored to an operator's needs and provide end-to-end payment acceptance.

Vending News: Study: Consumers Find Joy in Chocolate and Candy During COVID-19

A study from the National Confectioners Association reveals that overall sales of candy and chocolate jumped 3.8% since March 2020. Grocery stores, in particular, experienced even larger increases.  

Vending News: Survey Reveals Increased Snacking Habits In The ‘New Normal’

Research conducted by Kelton Global in partnership with California Walnuts shows that nearly half of Americans are snacking more than ever, with sweet snacks outpacing salty snacks. As Americans across the country have been under shelter-in-place orders, many turned to snacking for comfort.

Vending News: Now For Sale At DIA: Face Mask Vending Machines

If you forget your mask at home, Denver International Airport is selling them to travelers. DIA recently set up vending machines that sell disposable and KN95 face masks and sanitizing wipes.

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