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Vending Machine Operators in the US: Market Research Report

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

Snack size: Healthier consumers take a bite out of revenue, but convenience will drive steady growth

The Vending Machine Operators market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
65,136
Businesses
25,451
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Companies in the Vending Machine Operators industry have found it difficult to absorb food price increases from manufacturers and wholesalers, resulting in lost earnings. Furthermore, consumer priorities have increasingly shifted toward value over convenience, pushing snack purchases away from vending machines toward lower-priced outlets such as supermarkets and coffee shops. In the next five years, operators will work to meet changing consumer preferences by offering a wider selection of products, including more healthy snacks, though industry revenue is expected to still rely heavily on soda and candy. As a result, consumers' increasing focus on healthy eating will likely keep industry growth from expanding too aggressively... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Vending machine operators are suffering from a decline in demand from industrial sites, which have long served as a major market. Moderate profit growth largely reflects higher prices rather than the strength of purchases, while industry revenue keeps declining.

Vending machine businesses operate in a fairly crowded market. The low concentration level and high share of nonemployer operators (operators that are self-employed individuals) reflect the preponderance of small vending machine operators. Retailing consumables in a saturated environment also means that many retailers compete for consumers' attention... 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 drinks and Cold BeveragesFoodOffice Coffee ServiceOther productsMovies and Games
 
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 nonfood items via vending machines


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