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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

IBISWorld’s Vending Machine Operators market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 09-14
-0.9%
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 Locations Chapter

The Southeast region (28.5%), the Great Lakes region (17.9%) and the Mid-Atlantic region (15.5%) generate the highest proportions of industry revenue, accounting for almost two-thirds of industry revenue combined. While the Southeast region has 25.4% of the US population and the Mid-Atlantic region has 15.5%, the Great Lakes region only has 14.9%. This difference between revenue and population in the Great Lakes region is due to the historic development of the vending machine industry in Illinois during the 1920s and 1930s, the high level of manufacturing facilities that use vending machines and continued growth in the popularity of vending machines in the region... 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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