Part of my role here at Coinadrink is manning our social media platforms and last week I noticed something that really caught my attention. One of our followers tweeted that this week was National Customer Service Week, an element of our business that we really believe sets us apart from the competition. Of course, then, I just had to get us on board with the trend. 99% of our customers say that they would recommend us, which says it all…
Do you remember the homeless vending machine in Nottingham at the back end of last year? Set up by Action Hunger, the machine provided 24 hour access to food, clothing and hygiene products for homeless people and sounded a great idea. Unfortunately, however, it didn’t catch on. The council believed it was ‘encouraging’ people to stay on the streets, so that was that. The disappointing backtrack clearly hasn’t discouraged others, though, which is fantastic. A small charity called Gloucester City Mission has now came up with a similar initiative and they’re hoping it will prove a lot more successful.
‘Know what your customers want most and what your company does best. Focus on where those two meet.’ Keven Stirtz once said that. Now I know what you’re thinking because I didn’t know who this Keven Stirtz was either. But still. I quite liked the quote. You see, as reported by UK Coffee Week back in April 2018, us Brits really like coffee. I mean, really like coffee. 95 million cups are consumed every single day on our shores, destroying the stereotype that we favour a ‘builders brew’ over any other beverage. Some might say, then, that the arrival of the new Kalea hot drinks machine is ideal timing.
Can you remember the first time you used a vending machine? First developed by the handiwork of Heron of Alexandria many, many years ago, vending machines have gone from strength to strength to dispense numerous items that we simply cannot be without. In a remarkable piece of news that’s you may have heard lately, it seems that animals are the latest species to appreciate the service. Crows, monkeys and otters have recently been spotted using a vending machine or something similar, highlighting just how accessible the vending industry possibly is…
We understand the importance of workplace refreshments on productivity, and our services are centralised around the wellbeing of your workforce. From our innovative Micro Market to our advanced line of vending machines and water coolers, we make it easy for your business to enjoy quality refreshments throughout the working day. We also encourage break times throughout the day, as they are a great way to relax with colleagues away from the stress at their desk.
It doesn’t seem all that long ago since the Christmas holidays, yet we’ve now already hit Easter! In fairness, it has arrived a lot earlier this year, and Easter Sunday is somewhat early this year on the 1st April! That means it’s been a mad rush for all of us to prepare with eggs, weekends away and the like. Many businesses closed on Thursday and employees are enjoying a long weekend before returning to the office next Tuesday, but before you head back, we thought we’d educate you on some history…
We all think about snacks at some point, now even more so on the back of National Snack Day last Sunday. Whatever your guilty pleasure is, Coinadrink have always made them easily accessible through our practical range of snack machines, and we’ve extended the options with the arrival of our Micro Market back in 2013. We understand the importance of workplace refreshments and have done throughout our entire history, and our snack machines are a great option for a mid-morning treat or part of your lunch time meal.
We are being bombarded by the media about the evils of one-way packaging, because its incorrect disposal is polluting the oceans and our landfills.
Personally, I feel the term ‘incorrect disposal’ is being ignored by those in power, and has been for far too long now. Instead, all the blame lies solely at the door over one-way packaging. This is unfair, unjust and way off the mark.
The ICON from Crane is here. We only go for machines that we believe will benefit our customers and push the industry forward, and the ICON ticks all the right boxes. We are pleased that Crane share our pledge for innovation, and the ICON remains parallel to the advancement we have witnessed over time.
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