Time Tested & True

Children are drawn to bulk vending dispensers for obvious reasons (hunger or the anticipation of a tasty treat). Have you ever wondered why certain vending machines spark nostalgic feelings? Maybe you have a memory of your favorite machine located outside of your arena as a child.  Perhaps a recollection of one you used near your neighborhood park, by your parents work or your local corner store? If this sounds familiar to you, you’re not alone.

Here are some fun facts about Bulk Vending machines and the history of the “candy machines” we all know and love:

  • In the early 1880s, the first commercial coin-operated vender was introduced in London.
  • Thomas Adams Gum Co. introduced bulk venders to America, using the machines to sell Tutti frutti gum on elevated subway platforms in New York City.
  • In 1913, Ford Mason leased 102 machines and placed them in stores and shops of communities in western New York State.
  • In 1963, Josef Schwarzli founded Beaver Machine Corporation, designing and manufacturing his own equipment that is sold today into over 100 different countries worldwide. ( these are the brand of bulk vending machines used by Durham Vending )

Everyone loves to get candy any time of year–especially those hard to find nostalgic candies. The bulk vending industry has grown and now offer a wide range of toys and snacks including healthier options. Whether you prefer the bold colored traditional gum-ball from your childhood, chocolate treats or a tasty trail-mix, there is truly something for everyone.

Contact Durham Vending today to find out more about their Bulk Vending Machines


Who wants coffee?

For most adults one or more cups of coffee is part of our daily routine.  Especially when we head out the door to go to work each morning, and as we toil at our jobs.

Does your workplace offer in-house coffee services?

If not, they should.  It’s much cheaper than each employee buying cups from the local coffee shop.  Not to mention the time saved from having to make coffee runs during the day.

Contact Durham Vending today to find out more about the coffee services we can provide to your office.

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Are you drinking enough water?

Water is essential to good health, yet needs vary by individual. These guidelines can help ensure you drink enough fluids. … Although the “8 by 8” rule isn’t supported by hard evidence, it remains popular because it’s easy to remember. Just keep in mind that the rule should be reframed as: “Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of fluid a day,” because all fluids count toward the daily total.

Click the link above to find some guidelines on how much water and other fluids, like coffee, you should drink in a day.  Having an in-house water cooler and coffee services makes it much easier for employees to stay healthy & productive with convenient access to lots of fluids.

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