The Vending Machine Operators industry has suffered setbacks and posted slow growth over the past five years. The industry's slow growth stems in part from changing consumer tastes, as operators have been slow to capitalize on growing demand for products not traditionally sold through vending machines, in addition to implementing cashless payment functionality. In the coming years, growing per capita disposable incomes and rising consumer confidence will drive impulse purchases of sugary foods, which traditionally generate a large share of revenue.
This industry comprises establishments that own, stock and service automated machines that retail merchandise, primarily confectionery, 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.
This report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecasts, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.