There are over 40,000 different licensing jurisdictions in the United States. To put that number into perspective, if there was a jurisdiction for every mile from the North Pole to the South Pole you would walk around the world twice before visiting them all.
To make matters more complicated each of these jurisdictions set their own standards as to the licensing they require from businesses; standards that can vary from every county in the state of Texas. Because of these complications this blog will not discuss the specific licensing required of your Dallas Fort Worth vending company but rather the importance of having a properly licensed vendor within DFW.
That being said there are some licenses in Dallas Fort Worth that are standard. These include:
• Federal tax ID
• State tax ID/resale permit
• County licenses
Some of these you may be familiar with in your own place of business, which is one of the reasons you should care if your vending company in Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) is licensed; it seems only fair that if you pay your taxes, so should they. However, more importantly then the profit the government makes off of businesses or the sense of what’s “fair” are the other two intertwined reasons why licensing exits:
1. Licensing keeps businesses accountable for their actions
2. Licensing holds businesses to health and safety codes
You want to work with a Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) vendor who is accountable. Honesty is a character definition and it stands to reason that if a company is honest with the government there is a higher chance they’ll be honest with you about their service and commissions you garnish off their vending machines.
Furthermore, vending offers a variety of food. If you walk into a restaurant or a grocery store you expect them to abide by certain sanitary codes. You want those establishments to be rodent and bug free, to use clean equipment, etc. By choosing a Dallas Forth Worth vending company who is properly licensed you are ensuring that they are being held accountable for the way they handle your food.
Here are some things that inspectors look for:
• Food is kept off the floor
• There are no signs of unwanted creatures
• Refrigerated and frozen products are properly stored
When choosing your vending service in the Dallas Forth Worth (DFW) area make sure they are fully licensed, for your health, for your safety, for your peace of mind, and maybe even your budget. Call Vend Pro today at (972) 948-3431 for a free no-obligation consultation of your break room needs!
Common negative stigmas are associated with vending machines. Can’t think of any? We’re sure you can but just in case you can’t here are a few:
• They steal your money or don’t take your money
• Product gets stuck
• They only offer junk food
To combat these negative images the vending industry has:
• Embraced cashless technology
• Installed SureVend technology – using infrareds to detect whether or not a product has vended, ensuring your employees either get their product or their money back
• Added healthy beverages and snack options to our product lines.
Perhaps the greatest advances have been in regards to point #3. Fitnessmagazine.com listed 10 healthy vending machine snacks that were low fat or fat free including: baked chips, peanuts, pretzels, popcorn, Nature Valley granola bars and even some cookies.
Although the acknowledgement that it’s possible to find healthy snacks in vending machines is appreciated, this list fails to do justice to the vast variety of healthy alternative options available in vending today.
If we were to make our own list it would include some of the following products:
• Gluten free items
• Organic items
• Vegan items
• Beef jerky
• Be Kind bars
• Go Picnics
• Trail mixes
• Coconut water
• Sparkling water
• Fresh fruit
This list could continue for quite a bit longer but to save your scroll finger let’s just say this: healthy and vending are no longer antonyms but synonyms. Vending machines have progressed with the times and so have the products they offer.
For more information on healthy snack and beverage options available to the vending industry contact your Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) vending provider, Vend Pro at (972) 948-3431 today!
In the early 1900s coffee breaks in the workplace were a novelty and were only first issued by factory owners in an attempt to get their line workers to move faster. Breaks were closely regulated and coffee was heated on kerosene fueled hot plates.
In the early 2000s coffee in the workplace in Dallas Forth Worth is no longer a novelty but a necessity. Hot plates have been replaced by espresso machines/single cup brewers and employers encourage their employees to take frequent breaks, to make themselves feel at home.
Although the change in heart may be for noble reasons there are also very practical statistics behind the changes. Numerous studies show that:
- Employees feel more appreciated if coffee is offered free of charge in the work place. Happy employees are loyal employees and loyalty means less turn over and easier hiring.
- If coffee is offered there is less reason to leave the office which means faster breaks and more productivity.
- The factory owners were right (to an extent): taking breaks does increase productivity when returning to work.
The evolution of coffee in the workplace from 1900 to 2000 has been extreme. The progression of equipment, the research showing its benefits from an employer perspective and the priority placed on it by employees (by 1950 coffee breaks were written into almost all union contracts) have all gone a long way in establishing coffee as a necessary employee benefit.
In 2015 as coffee has become an office staple in Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), companies need to find other ways to set themselves apart, making sure that the coffee they offer is still a benefit and not a nuisance. Some important things to keep in mind when choosing (or improving) your Dallas Fort Worth office coffee service:
- As brewers and coffee selections evolved so did people’s taste buds. Make sure you choose a coffee (either a premium brand or local roaster) that your employees enjoy. If they don’t like the coffee they are likely to pay for the cup they do enjoy even if it means leaving the office.
- Offer a large variety (including decaf). You don’t want any employee to feel like their preferences are less important than others.
- Make sure you have a strategic plan for who makes the coffee and cleans the pots (no longer an issue with single cup brewers). As companies make cut backs, employees are already feeling overwhelmed. Throwing the responsibility of cleaning the machine onto their shoulders might be the breaking point.
If you are looking to improve your current vending or office coffee service in Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) and surrounding areas but not sure of the steps you should take call your local Dallas Fort Worth vendor, Vend Pro at (972) 948-3431 . Vend Pro can help you with coffee samplings and show you even more data on the benefits of a quality coffee in your work place.
Man has evolved, coffee as an industry has evolved, your business has evolved, and your office coffee service should reflect that.