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conventional faucets to cup-activated
handles with convenient one-hand
dispensing. One model works with
most faucet guards and the other
works with standard faucets.
" The public is heavily in favor of
touchless fixtures in public environments, " commented Holiday House
Distributing vice-president of sales
and marketing Barbara Russell. " Even
though this was becoming the preferred preference before COVID-19,
American attitudes have changed fairly
dramatically toward wanting touchless.
Fortunately, we have relatively easy
conversions that can be added to most
existing tea and coffee faucets. "

Another sweeping trend inspired by
the need for ultimate sanitation in the
breakroom amid the pandemic has
been replacing communal condi-

ments with single serving, individually
wrapped items.
Alliant Coffee Solutions, headquartered in Edmonds, WA, has
answered this need with a variety of
individually wrapped items, including
10-fl.oz. and 12-fl.oz. single-wall and
10-fl.oz. dual-wall hot cups and lids.
Balancing sanitation with sustainability, the wrappers and cups are
produced with recycled, bio-enhanced
resins that are degradable in active
landfills and are recyclable.
Eliminating the need to linger in
the breakroom to customize beverages
or share bulk containers are individually wrapped condiment packages
that bundle sugar and sugar substitute
packets, creamer, napkin and stirrer.
Focused on the workplace market,
Alliant Coffee Solutions also offers individually wrapped, eco-friendly wooden
stirrers and white paper straws.

Despite COVID's game-changing
challenges that the industry must
navigate to help minimize the risk
of the virus's spread, suppliers are
continuing to innovate, and operators are in a prime position to take
an active role in determining the best
practices and process changes that
will become part of everyday business going forward.
Among the many useful resources
available to navigate this new environment is the American Industrial
Hygiene Association - - which features expert,
industry-specific guidance for businesses and consumers to safely reengage as they emerge from the COVID
quarantines. Its overall objective is to
help ensure that work-related occupational and environmental health
and safety hazards are anticipated and
eliminated or controlled. ■

February/March 2021 *



Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021

Editor's Note
Industry News
OCS Update
Pandemic Proofing with PPE
Happy Returns
Future Forward
Social Hubs
Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - PCOV1
Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - PCOV2
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Editor's Note
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Industry News
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - OCS Update
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Pandemic Proofing with PPE
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Happy Returns
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Future Forward
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Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Classifieds
Automatic_Merchandiser_February-March_2021 - Social Hubs
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