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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 | Feb 2015

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

IBISWorld’s Vending Machine Operators market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$7bn
Annual Growth 10-15
0.5%
Annual Growth 15-20
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Employment
65,902
Businesses
25,136
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 Investment Chapter

Companies operating in this industry incur significantly higher labor costs than capital expenditure, displaying a moderate level of capital intensity. The cost structure for this industry indicates that wages account for 20.6% of revenue. Labor costs include stocking, repairing and making fresh products for vending machines; providing customer service; and processing banking and other transactions. The level of capital expenditure is measured in terms of the depreciation of assets. Capital expenditure undertaken by operators in this industry is allocated toward the purchase of vending machines; the modernization of existing vending machines; vehicles to attend to vending machines; and the purchase of repair and maintenance equipment, office equipment, computer technology and software... 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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