Vending Machine Operators in the US: Market Research Report

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Vending Machine Operators Market Research Report | NAICS 45421 | Apr 2014

Snack size: Competition will limit revenue, but demand for convenience will sustain growth

IBISWorld’s Vending Machine Operators market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Vending machines will inch back into growth over the next five years as disposable incomes improve. To compete with the rising tide of coffee and snack shops, operators will invest in technology to improve their machines' usability and appearance, as well as diversify their product offerings. However, competition will remain a significant threat for vending machine operators, and healthy eating trends will also inhibit demand... purchase to read more

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Soft drinks are estimated to account for about 40.4% of revenue in 2014. Importantly, vending machines that soda producers own are not included in this figure or in industry revenue. This segment is a steady share of revenue because although the price of soft drinks has increased, soft drink sales are declining by volume due to changing consumer preferences.

Health concerns are leading to a product substitution from carbonated drinks to noncarbonated drinks. Vending machine operators were slow to capitalize in this new growth area in comparison with other retailers like convenience stores. As a result, consumers who had embraced the health trend left the industry over the five years to 2014 contributing to the drop in industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Vending Machine Operators Industry?

Vending machine operators provide and service automated machines that sell merchandise, primarily snack foods and soft drinks, but also cigarettes, newspapers and other goods. This industry does not include revenue from soft drink producers that operate their own vending machines.

Industry Products
Soft drinksFoodToysGamesTobacco products
Industry Activities
Retail sale of soft drinks via vending machinesRetail sale of hot drinks such as coffee via vending machinesRetail sale of snack food via vending machinesRetail sale of ice cream via vending machinesRetail sale of fresh food via vending machinesRetail sale of cigarettes via vending machinesRetail sale of newspapers via vending machinesRetail sale of other non-food items via vending machines

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