According to the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), vending machines have had an economic effect of approximately $25 billion. It also provides $7.21 billion in employment opportunities and pays $3.5 billion in annual taxes.
Having said that, the efficacy of vending machines made the rounds ever since they were invented. However, no matter how effective the equipment, there’s always a big question mark when it comes to the safety and hygiene. While we are all enhancing and tightening our safety protocols through various operations to keep people around us safe during the pandemic, providing fresh and hygienic beverage and food items has also become a priority.
With technology pacing and transforming everything around us, manufacturers upgraded vending machines so they can easily respond to the requirements and cope up with the changes that are taking place. Though people have their doubts and opinions about them, we have a list of reasons to go back to them. Let’s take a look:
Wellness and Hygiene Intact
Whether it is a school or an office, snacking is present everywhere. What’s typical between the stark-opposite spaces is the availability of high-fat, sugary, and processed snacks. Vending machines today promote healthier and safer options for everyone. From roasted seeds to baked chips and pretzels, manufacturers design them to keep the food options healthier and safer.
Variety of Dietary Options
Today, vending machines are designed and manufactured in a way that they meet the nourishment and hygiene requirements set by various campuses, institutions, companies, and even the government. Currently, they are not just equipment to store microwave-safe items or junk food; they also keep many kinds of dietary choices such as vegan, gluten-free, and paleo, etc.
Smart Vending Machines
Technological advancements have unquestionably changed the face of vending machines. From refrigeration capacity to storage settings according to nutritional information. Things have taken a 180° transformation in the interest of society.
For instance, chowbotics uses the aid of AI to help make delicious and healthy foods. It offers more than a thousand combinations with the help of twenty-two ingredients. Not just that, it provides nutritional information per portion. Whether you are at a hospital, college campus, office, or a grocery store, the innovation provides you healthy and safe meals in an airtight container.
High Quality, Low Maintenance
Vending machines today come with self-defrosting features. The New Age condenser designs don’t require much maintenance. They also come equipped with NAMA approved Smartlock. This means they come with a built-in device that alerts you to change or regulate temperature. This implies that there is no chance the food could get spoiled as the door automatically locks if the refrigerator crosses a certain temperature. These machines also come with an NSF certification mark, which is the ultimate certification concerning vending machines’ good standards.
They Respond to Needs
Modern vending machines are not only fast and modern but also adheres to ethical standards. The foods are now safer and healthier, given the smart technology, heavy research and development that launched such machines.
About the Author:
Hi my name is Tod Manning. I lead the Carolina Fresh Vending business with a customer-first approach. I have a background in retail and consulting. This allows me to provide insights and guidance to our clients seeking vending solutions.
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