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The birth of the vending machine as we now know it can be dated back to 1898, when passengers mounting the stairs to board New York’s elevated trains first saw Tutti Frutti gum machines waiting for them on the platforms. The Pan American Exposition in 1901 introduced bulk vending machines that sold a measured amount of peanuts for a penny. In 1902, in Philadelphia, the Horn & Hardart Baking Company opened the first Automat. In 1908 a machine that dispensed water in paper cups was introduced by the Public Cup Vendor Company of New York (later Dixie Cup).

Prior to the 1920s, marketers of vending machines and the products they vended were one and the same. The industry bifurcated into manufacturers of consumables and vending machine manufacturers/operators with the introduction of machines that sold multiple kinds of products—packaged candy and lighter fluid in the same machine, or several types of candy. About the same time three types of cigarette machines were introduced.

In the decade after World War II many small companies entered the industry with many design improvements. Coin mechanisms in particular became more sophisticated. In the late 1950s and early 1960s machines with electromechanical units began to appear.

The 1960s is regarded by many as the golden age of the vending machine industry. Vending machines were a staple of the American workplace, and the vending industry benefited from a booming industrial sector. During this period prices were relatively stable, and most products could be purchased with a single coin.

The economic climate of the following decade was less hospitable. The inflation of the 1970s made vending machines inconvenient, and there was also a shrinking in the manufacturing labor force where a large proportion of vending machine consumers were found. However, the product mix did change during this period, as bagged snacks began to grow in popularity at the expense of candy. The helical-feed glass-front candy/snack machine, which subsequently became the industry standard, also was introduced in the 1970s.

The spread of microprocessors has since transformed the design and function of vending machines. Microprocessors made it much easier to design machines that offered multiple prices and an ever-widening product selection, expanding to include a wide variety of snacks, frozen foods, microwavable food, diet and low-fat foods, and healthy foods such as yogurt.

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Vending Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Automatic Vending (UK) - Industry Report

    ... including A.G. BARR P.L.C., HUHTAMAKI (UK) LTD and AIRVENDING LTD. This report covers activities such as vending machines, vending, vending machine, coffee, water coolers and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over ... Read More

  • Vending Machine Manufacturers (UK) - Industry Report

    ... top 50 companies, including 3M UNITED KINGDOM PLC, BRITA WATER FILTER SYSTEMS LTD and CORNELIUS BEVERAGE TECHNOLOGIES LTD. This report covers activities such as vending, vending machine, drinks, uk, coffee and includes a wealth of ... Read More

  • Vending Machines (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... including FRANKE DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH, SELECTA BELGIUM and FRANKE POLSKA SP. Z O.O.. This report covers activities such as vending, machine, manufacturers, sweets, chocolate and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over ... Read More

  • Vending Machines (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ... FRANKE DEUTSCHLAND HOLDING GMBH, SELECTA BELGIUM and FRANKE POLSKA SP. Z O.O.. This report covers activities such as vending, machine, manufacturers, sweets, chocolate and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the ... Read More

  • Automatic Vending (UK) - Industry Report

    ... A.G. BARR P.L.C., HUHTAMAKI (UK) LTD and AIRVENDING LTD. This report covers activities such as vending machines, vending, vending machine, coffee, water coolers and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the ... Read More

  • Vending Machine Manufacturers (UK) - Industry Report

    ... 50 companies, including 3M UNITED KINGDOM PLC, BRITA WATER FILTER SYSTEMS LTD and CORNELIUS BEVERAGE TECHNOLOGIES LTD. This report covers activities such as vending, vending machine, drinks,, coffee and includes a wealth of information on ... Read More

  • Vendor Management Software in the US - Procurement Research Report

    ... workers, including freelancers and those sourced through a staffing agency. The software assists buyers with recruitment and the onboarding and offboarding of these hires, as well as providing budgeting, scheduling, tracking and analytical tools. Suppliers ... Read More

  • Vending Machine Operators in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ... in per capita soda consumption and a high healthy eating index. However, this trend was slightly offset by rising per capita disposable income, most notably in 2015 and 2016, when the industry experienced growth. Additionally, ... Read More

  • Ecommerce & Other Non-Store Retailers Market covering E-Commerce; Direct Selling Establishments; Vending Machine Operators; Global Briefing 2019

    ... in 2018, accounting for 45.8% of the global ecommerce & other non-store retailers market, followed by Asia Pacific at 28.3% and Western Europe at 16.5% respectively. Ecommerce & Other Non-Store Retailers Market covering E-Commerce; Direct ... Read More

  • Vending Machine Rental in the US - Procurement Research Report

    ... Vending machine operators rent or lease vending machines and are also responsible for supplying inventory, stocking and providing maintenance and repair services for their machines. The primary renters of vending machines are retail shops, business ... Read More

  • 2019 Mobile Food Services Market Research Report

    ... Mobile Food Services Market Research Report is an in-depth evaluation of the industry in the United States. The Mobile Food Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in preparing and serving meals and snacks for immediate ... Read More

  • Global Mobile Food Services Market 2019-2023

    ... food and beverages. Our analysis also considers the sale of mobile food in APAC, Europe, MEA, North America, and South America. In 2018, the food segment had a significant market share, and this trend is ... Read More

  • Foodservice Insights & Trends - Street Food

    ... operators, including trucks, markets and kiosks, are gaining prominence. Mobile operators benefit from avoiding ever-rising rental prices and having flexibility in where they operate. Offering opportunities for impulse consumption, street food operators are able to ... Read More

  • Vending Machine Operators in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

    ... During this time, consumers have cut their discretionary spending on many of the foods traditionally sold in vending machines when the price of those products increased. Consumers' heightened price sensitivity persisted during the period, limiting ... Read More

  • Self Service Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019 - 2024)

    ... the end of 2024, growing at a CAGR of 16.43% during the forecast period (2019-2024). Many industries in emerging economies are struggling to attract customers and hold the existing consumers for the product or service. ... Read More

  • Vending Machines

    ... market for sale of products through Vending Machines by the following Product Types: Beverage, Food, and Other Products & Services. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East ... Read More

  • Vending in Australia

    ... machines, which are attached to the centre console of the vehicle, offer snacks, soft drinks and other items. Transactions are cashless, with passengers paying via digital wallet. There are no installation costs for the driver, ... Read More

  • Indian Food and Beverage Vending Machines Market, Forecast to 2023

    ... products, and traditional toys and games. In India, it has been observed that vending machines have continued to have an insignificant presence for retail purchases; most vending machines operating in the country are being used ... Read More

  • Vending Machine Operators

    ... Vending, AVI Food Systems, and divisions of ARAMARK and Coca-Cola; outside the US, major companies include China's Ubox, Japan's DyDo Group, and Switzerland's Selecta, as well as the vending machine units of UK-based firms Compass ... Read More

  • Vending in New Zealand

    ... water as opposed to sugary soft drinks. In line with this trend, brand owners are expected to expand their offerings in healthy beverages. In line with the healthy living trend, more consumers are also expected ... Read More

  • Vending in India

    ... Vending in India report offers insight into key trends and developments driving the industry. The report examines all retail channels to provide sector insight. Channels include hypermarkets, supermarkets, discounters, convenience stores, mixed retailers, health and ... Read More

  • 2019 Global Forecast for Plastics Cups (Vending Machines, Over-The-Counter, Carryout, Etc.) (Excluding Foam) (2020-2025 Outlook)-Manufacturing & Markets Report

    ... for over 140 countries. Estimates on equipment or material sales (product shipments value) are published historically for 2012 to 2016, projections for 2015 to 2019 and forecasts for 2020 to 2025. Product shipments include the ... Read More

  • Vending in Austria

    ... internet retailing over the forecast period. Vending will continue to benefit from its convenience positioning and from the hectic on-the-go lifestyles of an increasing proportion of the Austrian population. A major problem will very likely ... Read More

  • Vending in South Korea

    ... the rapid increase in convenience stores and coffee specialists in terms of number of outlets in South Korea has given consumers alternatives, and offer more products compared to vending. As those channels are expected to ... Read More

  • Vending in South Africa

    ... machines safe. Frequent malfunctions, safety and theft continued to be key concerns for vending operators over the review period. As a result, many continued to invest in providing 24-hour technical support for faulty machines to ... Read More

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