Softdrinks Ban in School Doesn’t Affect Children’s Consumption

Study shows that the ban on sugary drinks in schools on some states has not decreased a student’s consumption on these kinds of drinks. The research by the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine has proved that through their survey of 6,900 students from 40 states. Most students still has access on these sugary drinks even if there are no soft drinks available in their campus. They still consume it regularly when they are not around the campus premises.

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School Vending Machine Prices Differs

Prices of soft drinks are different from one campus to another. For instance at the University of Northern Iowa where a 20-ounce of bottle costs $1.50 while a 24-ounce Pepsi or Coke only cost $1 in some machines outside the campus. The reason for this is that because bottling companies such as Pepsi in this case who is the exclusive provider of beverage in UNI and they have the ability to monopolize the prices. Another reason why these machines are increasing prices is because they have to give a share of profit to the campus.

Another example  here would be Virgina Tech as their vending machines exclusively from Coca Cola only charges $1 per bottle but they don’t get any commissions from the company.

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Vending Machine Market in India

Vending Machine Market in India 2011 report has been launched by Netscribes (India) Pvt. Ltd. The report is a result of an intensive market research in India which is currently at a nascent stage but is expected to grow dynamically in the future. The report starts with an introduction of vending machines then followed by an intensive market overview. Some business models for vending machines are also part of the report and it delves deeply into various types of machines. This report is very helpful for those who wanted to join the vending industry in India which has a great potential in the country.

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Arnold Boston’s Beer Vending Machine

Arnold Boston‘s most recent “Make Project” is a Beer Vending Machine. Arnold beer vending machine is probably one of the most state-of-the-art vending machines today. It is RFID-enables which has a touch screen interface and a “Soundtube”. It will even recognize the employee/customer and would greet the person through his or her name. Other features of the machine are: users can tweet right from the machine and there’s even an ‘alepedia’, an encyclopedia for all kinds of brews. Currently the machine offers six varieties of brews which its consumers would truly enjoy.

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Meat Vending Machine in Alabama

The first meat vending machine in Alabama is now operating at Lil Mart, Odenville. Meat lovers can now purchase sirloin, rib eye steak, pork steaks and so much more through this amazing machine. They have the option to insert $1 or $5 bills or use their credit cards as they wish.

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Lettuce-Growing Vending Machine

Chef’s Farm is a Japanese lettuce-growing vending machine developed by Dentsu can grow 60 head of lettuce per day which means around 20,000 head a year. This amazing machine doesn’t use any sunlight, instead it uses fluorescent bulbs and evidently it can also grow other kinds of plants. This machine is worth $90,000 which can be easily stored in restaurants. Te target markets of this machine are restaurants who prefers to harvest vegetables within their reach.

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Power Saving Machines by Coca Cola Japan to Save Electric Use

Bottling companies in Japan such as Coca-Cola and 12 others will reduce electric consumption in their vending machine to help the country with power shortage because of the earthquake and tsunami that transpired this year. To do that, indoor vending machines will turn all the lights off during day time while outdoor vending machines will minimize the light bulbs which are being used. Coca-cola announced that they have installed around 150,000 heat pumps which absorbs heat and turns into energy to be used in their vending machines.

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Eco and Veg-Friendly Vending Machines

Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, Penn. has just introduced their state of the art and Eco friendly vending machines. A vegan-friendly snack dispenser from 2bU which offers more than just typical junk foods but instead it offers fewer calories and low sodium snacks. Yes, it is a healthy snack machine which you can use their electronic screen to identify the nutritious content of the snacks. It vends items such as vegan apple  cinnamon bars, salted water and coconut water.

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Office Vending Machines Today

These days, office vending machines doesn’t only serve the usual cup of coffee, instead more and more food products are offered in these types of machines. As the world evolves, the vending has also come a long way. Because office vending machines have proven its worth in offices, it has become more and more tech savvy and offers more sophisticated food options for office workers to enjoy. Food and beverage are the most common contents in office vending next to coffee of course, and with these entire globalization thing where people are working on shifts, meals are indeed very important in office vending machines.

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Kid Running a Vending Business

Rob Fitzpatrick an entrepreneur who’s based in London shares his story of how he became wise because of his strong entrepreneurial foundation which was taught to him by his dad. When he was young, his father gave him a vending machine as the source of his allowance. Since he was still a kid, he doesn’t understand everything yet, all he has to do was buy the stocks and all the profits are purely his since his father is the one responsible for all the expenses. However, as times goes by, his dad would let him pay for the gas and other expenses. He has learned a lot with that experience and after 20 years, he realized that every business is basically the same, the investment, the expenses, the , the cash flow and so much more. He is very thankful to his father for all the things he has learned in running a vending machine business because all of those are very useful in his life today.

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