Over the last few weeks, snow has pounded New England and affected travel, school and work in that region. ABC News reported that 77 inches of snow has already fallen in Boston, MA this year. And on Feb. 10, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) rail system made the decision to shutdown completely, keeping employees from going into the office and forcing some businesses to close.
Hopkinton, MA-based P&J Vending was one company affected by the storms. Jim Kelly, owner of P&J Vending, told the Boston Globe that with employees telecommuting and businesses shutting down, people weren’t purchasing snacks from vending machines. “There’s no one in the businesses to buy anything,” Kelly told the Boston Globe. “When people go back, they don’t buy two Snickers bars because they didn’t buy one yesterday.”
He estimates business is down 10 to 15 percent this winter.