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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 can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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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 - 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 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 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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