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Vending Machine Operators in Canada - Industry Market Research Report

Vending Machine Operators in Canada

The Vending Machine Operators industry in Canada has struggled to keep pace with changing consumer tastes, resulting in a contraction in industry revenue over the five years to 2019. 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 impulse purchases of more expensive goods at vending machines. Additionally, consumer tastes have shifted toward healthier snacks not usually stocked in vending machines. Demand for confections has declined while demand for relatively healthier foods has increased. Over the five years to 2024, IBISWorld expects the industry to mitigate the decline of recent years by stocking more healthy items.

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.


  • About this Industry
  • Industry at a Glance
    • Table Key Statistics Snapshot
    • Table Revenue vs. employment growth
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Industry Structure
  • Industry Performance
    • Table Per capita disposable income
    • Table Industry revenue
    • Table Life Cycle Stage
  • Products & Markets
    • Table KEY BUYING INDUSTRIES
    • Table KEY SELLING INDUSTRIES
    • Table Products and services segmentation (2019)
    • Table Major market segmentation (2019)
    • Table Business Locations 2019
    • Table Distribution of establishments vs. population
  • Competitive Landscape
    • Table Sector vs. Industry Costs
    • Table Barriers to Entry checklist
  • Major Companies
    • Table Major Players
    • Table Compass Group Canada Ltd. (industry-relevant operations) - financial performance*
  • Operating Conditions
    • Table Capital Intensity
    • Table Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
    • Table Volatility vs. growth
  • Key Statistics
    • Table Industry Data
    • Table Annual Change
    • Table Key Ratios
  • Jargon & Glossary

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