Vending Machine Operators in the US: Market Research Report

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Vending Machine Operators Market Research Report | NAICS 45421 | Sep 2015

Snack size: Healthier consumers take a bite out of revenue, but convenience will sustain demand

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
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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

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Traditionally dominating vending machine sales, consumers' appetite for candy, snacks and confections has waned. Developing tastes and preference for premium candy and chocolate has created a substitution effect for product demand. This segment, which represents 30.2% of industry revenue in 2015, also includes potato chips, cookies, crackers, nuts and other snacks.

Sales of fresh food are growing. Fresh food alone is expected to generate more than 10.0% of industry revenue by 2015. This segment includes the sale of meals, sandwiches, rolls, hot foods, fries, fruits, salads, pizzas, cakes, bakery products and pies. This increase is driven by greater demand for fresh, conveniently available food from vending machines... 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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