January 20th is National Coffee Break Day

Sunday, January 20th is National Coffee Break day and while many of us will be spending the long weekend with our families and friends, it’s never too late to celebrate! Surprise your co-workers on Tuesday with fresh brewed coffee, pastries or fruit and take a few extra moments to celebrate.

Discover a whole new level of convenience through Canteen Refreshment Services’ breakroom solutions and give your office and your staff exactly the break they need. Contact us today to learn about our personalized breakroom solutions.

Just Where Did the Coffee Break Come From?
The coffee break allegedly originated in the late 19th century in Stoughton, Wisconsin with the wives of Norwegian immigrants. In 1951, Time noted that “since the war, the coffee break has been written into union contracts”. The term “coffee break” subsequently became popular through a Pan-American Coffee Bureau ad campaign of 1952 which urged consumers, “Give yourself a Coffee-Break – and Get What Coffee Gives to You.”

John B. Watson, a behavioral psychologist who worked with Maxwell House later in his career, helped to popularize coffee breaks within American culture.

Credit: Wikipedia

Vending Offers Change

Canteen was featured in a recent Charlotte Business Journal article on the shift in the vending industry toward cashless payment technology and healthier snacks.

“There’s been more technological innovation in the last three years than there had been in the previous 10 to 15 years,” says Dennis Hogan, chief executive of Canteen Vending. The company is a division of Compass Group North America and serves clients in 48 states. “We’re trying to broaden the audience for vending users and provide convenience for products people want.”

Canteen’s Favorite Candy

At Canteen, we’re committed to providing a plentiful mix of traditional and nutritious snack choices to suit the preferences of our customers and their guests. But if there’s one time of the year when we should all indulge in a little candy, it’s Halloween. Considering that Canteen’s legacy of quality products and service kicked off when our first 5-cent candy bar machines hit train stations in 1929, if one thing’s for sure, it’s that Canteen knows candy.

In case your mouth is watering, we hope you’ve got a Canteen Interactive Vending Machine or some of our office Pantry Provisions nearby. And the best part about Canteen’s Vending Services and Refreshment Services offerings is that we work with you to provide only YOUR favorite products. Our Dynamic Merchandising tool provides a concise report of your sales activity, so you can save money by restocking your top sellers and replacing any slower-selling items. Contact Canteen today to learn more.

To anyone who celebrates, we wish you the best for a safe and happy Halloween!

Canteen Celebrates National Coffee Service Month

Canteen Celebrates National Coffee Service Month throughout September

Canteen Refreshment Services is excited to partner with NAMA to celebrate National Coffee Service Month throughout the month of September. Be on the lookout for information on Canteen Refreshment Service’s new brand, as well as promotions that we’ll be launching to celebrate all month long.

Our clients and customers love their coffee! Did you know?
• Two in five workers say they are less productive without their daily coffee fix, according to a survey of 3,600 employed Americans.
• 37% of workers aged 18 to 34 drink more than one cup of coffee a day.
• By region, 48% of people in the Northeast say they are less productive without their daily coffee; 45% in the South; 44% in the West and 34% in the Midwest.
• Among full-time employed daily coffee drinkers who have consumed coffee at work within the last seven days, 50% drink coffee brewed in a pot at the office.
• Among coffee-drinking workers, 83% “strongly” and 43% “somewhat” agree that coffee helps keep them productive through the workday.

For more information on National Coffee Month and to receive promotional tools for your location, please contact us at (800) 346–0459.