Coming to a lunch room near you: The future
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Here's something to break up the monotony of your work day. Your daily trip to the vending machines is about to get a little more exciting. The National Automatic Merchandising Association will debut its “digi-touch” vending machines on Capitol Hill this week. For those of you who work there, The Hill is reporting that those machines will be set up in the Cannon Caucus Room soon.
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Lack of "excellent" coffee blends: Consumer Reports
After tasting 37 different blended coffees, Consumer Reports couldn't find one that measured up to its "excellent" or "very good" ratings, the publication recently said. More
Seattle's Best Coffee expanding in Illinois
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Starbucks Corp., the world's largest coffee-shop operator, is adding smaller locations as it expands its Seattle's Best Coffee franchises in the western U.S. and Midwest. More
Are convenient stores stealing fast-feeders' lunch?
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Convenience-store shoppers aren't just pressed for time, they're hungry. And a new analysis from NPD Group's Convenience Store Monitor says that in the third quarter of last year, more than half of those purchasing freshly prepared food at a convenience chose the store just for that food — up a point from the same measure a year ago. "The reality is that the convenience retail channel does continue to capture share from more traditional fast-food outlets," David Portalatin, an NPD analyst, tells Marketing Daily.
Costco honored for sustainability efforts
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SustainableGrocer.com, an organization which manages sustainability practices within the food and grocery retail sector, has named Costco as the 2009 Sustainable Grocer of the Year. Costco received the award for its sustainable efforts including energy reduction, offering a wide selection of organic food and its recycling programs. More