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.
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.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.