PepsiCo to Distribute Healthy Vending Machines
PepsiCo is well known throughout the globe for providing sugary, unhealthy soft drinks to people worldwide. After years of distributing unhealthy options, the PepsiCo company has decided to take consumer suggestions and try a healthier route.
In December of 2015, PepsiCo officially announced their new food and beverage vending machines, ‘Hello Goodness.’ The machines will include healthier PepsiCo snack options such as Naked Juice, Smartfood Delight popcorn, Lay’s Oven Baked potato chips, Quaker Real Medleys bars, Pure Leaf iced tea, Propel Electrolyte Water, Tropicana Pure Premium, and Sabra Ready-to-Eat Hummus cups.
“I think it’s good that there’s a choice,” Olivia Sweeney ‘19 said.
PepsiCo has revealed that the machines will not be geared towards grade schools, but rather toward hospitals, universities, offices, and transportation hubs.
“It really depends on the food that’s in it. If it’s good food, I would like it. I’m all for having new types of food around, but I feel like it probably won’t be much different from anything you could buy at a corner store,” Erica Tackman ‘16 said.
The ‘Hello Goodness’ vending machines will not be like most though, where one presses a few buttons and insert change. These new snack machines have a digital touch screen where nutritional information for the products will be available. They will not only take cash as payment, but card as well. Not only that, but the new vending machines will contain dual climate-controlled shelving, allowing for perishables and non-perishables to co-exist side-by-side.
“I’m just gonna say that people probably won’t choose the healthy options.” Justine Grassman ‘17 said.