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

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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Market Share of Companies
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

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

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The degree of difficulty faced by new vending machine operators considering entry into this industry is moderate. Location and contracts determine the level of sales. Many vending machine operators usually have contracts that outline the set period and location of vending machines in public and private spaces. This may include hospitals, schools or private companies. Once a contract is arranged it is unlikely for another vending machine operator from a competing company to establish a machine in the same location. This creates a formidable barrier to any new operator trying to enter the market. In this sense existing vending machine operators are protected, which may force potential new entrants out of the industry or to other regions... 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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