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Street food and snacks next for campus food service?

November 12, 2018


One of the biggest problems in food service is keeping up with the changing tastes of the clientele.   Take higher education vending and catering. Just when you finally thought you’ve got a handle on your millennial students’ eating habits …

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Trends in retail facilities management

October 31, 2018


The Professional Retail Store Maintenance Association (PRSM) 2019 Trends Report is the latest annual review of the state of retail facilities management and key trends facing retailers and suppliers. The report identifies the five trends as key to future management. …

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Blockchain technology for safe leafy greens

October 19, 2018


Leafy greens are good for you; however, multiple outbreaks and recalls have been centered on those products.   Last April, a multistate E coli outbreak was linked to Romain lettuce. There were 210 confirmed cases of food poisoning, with 96 …

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Fire Safety Week – October 7-13, 2018

October 11, 2018


As part of Fire Prevention Month, this week is Fire Prevention Week. So it’s important to highlight technological improvements being developed and offered to keep firefighters and those in a fire safe.   Strides have been taken to help fire …

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Preparing for flu season at the office and home

October 4, 2018


Flu season is like hurricane season—it happens at the same time every year, causes major financial losses, and leaves death in its wake. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates the flu cost the economy more than $87 …

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The benefits of electric submetering

September 19, 2018


More and more facility managers (FM) want to know how and where electricity is being used within their facility, and they are turning to electric submetering. Submetering can help facility professionals better understand their energy profiles, optimize performance, increase reliability, …

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Time Management, Part One: The Pomodoro Technique

September 12, 2018


This is part one in an ongoing series about time management.   We’ve all had days where we felt we didn’t accomplish as much as we should have. Here’s one proven method for getting more done. It’s called the Pomodoro …

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Circadian lighting’s time has come

September 5, 2018


There is a growing body of evidence supporting the idea that proper light exposure can help keep our circadian rhythms (our internal 24-hour clock) in sync with the sun. Doing so can improve sleep, mood, and our metabolic function. Lighting …

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Looking to attract young talent? Here’s how.

August 29, 2018


By 2025, millennials will represent 75% of the global workforce according to a Deloitte study. By that same year Generation Z (the post-millennial generation) will be entering the workplace as well. All of this means that you need to start …

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