Healthy Vending for Your Customers

No matter where your vending equipment is placed, it is essential that you keep your customers, satisfied and healthy. Thanks to the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) commitment to a healthier lifestyle, vending machines nationwide will be increasing their healthy food options from 24% to 33% over the next three years. 

In order for a snack to be considered “healthy,” they must abide by the following standards per serving: 

  • No more than 200 calories
  • No more than 240 milligrams of sodium
  • No more than 1 gram of saturated fat
  • No more than 0 grams of trans fat

To ensure you are providing customers with the absolute best snacks to keep them healthy, we have compiled a list to help get you started.


As a natural, whole grain food, popcorn is a great, healthy snack that your customers will love. It contains fiber, magnesium and iron, just to name a few nutrients. Having a high-fiber diet can lead to weight loss, increased heart health and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. In order for your customers to fully take advantage of these health benefits, it is best to provide them with plain popcorn that is free of any chemicals. 

Granola Bars

Granola bars are a healthy and delicious snack that is filled with protein, fiber and micronutrients to keep your customers fueled throughout the day. Granola bars reduce the risk of overeating, as they come in pre-portioned packages. Additionally, they have been found to reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. In order to ensure you are providing healthy products, find granola bars that are less than 250 calories, and have less than 10 grams of sugar.

Plant-Based Protein

Protein is an essential part of one’s diet. Protein is used to build and repair tissues. It is also the building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. In order to give your customers, especially your vegetarian and vegan customers, the protein they need, consider adding plant-based protein into your machines. Some examples of this include Greek yogurt, almonds and peanut butter.

All of these products can be provided within our wide range of snack machines, including our MarketOne Vending Machines. Our fully adjustable trays allow you to provide small snacks, such as granola bars, or bulky snacks, such as Greek yogurt. Plus, with a 10.1” touchscreen display, your customers can have immediate access to nutritional facts, prior to purchasing snacks.

Healthy eating does not have to be boring. Change up the products you supply your customers with delicious and healthy products to promote a healthier lifestyle. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-548-1982.

Keep Your Employees Satisfied When Your Workplace Reopens

With many Americans returning from work after months of working from home, it is necessary that you keep your employees focused while working in the office. One way of doing this is by providing them with the necessary snacks they need to keep productivity up and keep your employees from leaving the office in search of a snack.

According to Vending MarketWatch, American snack food consumption increased by 8% during the COVID-19 pandemic. People are turning to snacking on their favorite foods to help cope with stress due to financial and health concerns. Additionally, 37% of consumers wanted to make sure that they had sufficient snacks on hand while following stay-at-home orders. 

What do these numbers mean for your employees? While more employees are returning from work, it is crucial you keep them full and focused in order for productivity to remain high. Giving your employees the snacks they crave through a snack machine, such as the MarketOne Snack Machines, will be important. 

Many snack companies, such as Mondele?z International, Frito-Lay and PepsiCo found snack sales increase during the height of stay-at-home orders. Having sweet snacks in your vending machines, such as cookies and chocolate, could help satisfy your employees when they start to crave a snack.

Providing healthy, protein-packed snacks is also important in order to keep your employees more full for a longer period of time. For example, Jack Link’s® has a variety of high-protein snacks and meal replacement for employees to enjoy on the go and during the workday. It is also the perfect option for those employees who crave a salty option, as opposed to a sweet option.

Having a reliable vending machine to dispense these products will be crucial to your employees. MarketOne Snack Machines give your employees maximum product selections. Through its large merchandising window and enhanced LED lighting, products are displayed to their fullest ability. Additionally, it is ADA compliant and features an ergonomic interface, making it easy for your employees to use.

As employees begin returning to the workplace, welcome them back with the snacks they grew to love during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep them full and focused in order to keep productivity high. For additional information, please call at 1-800-548-1982.