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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 | Jun 2016

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

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 11-16
-0.2%
Annual Growth 16-21
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Employment
51,387
Businesses
21,374
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 Products Chapter

Beverages

The beverage segment is the largest product segment, accounting for an estimated 29.9% of revenue in 2016. Products in this segment include cold beverages, such as bottled carbonated soft drinks, and hot beverages, such as coffee, tea, hot chocolate and soup. The segment experienced mixed sales, as revenue for hot beverages stayed steady over the period, but declining sales for cold beverages caused the segment to decline in the five years to 2016. Although, carbonated beverages still account for the most sales in the beverage segment, they are losing market share due to decreasing demand for soda. A rise in health consciousness by consumers led to the decreased demand... 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
FoodBeveragesMovies and gamesOther 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 nonfood items via vending machines


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