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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Vending Machine Operators

Overview of the U.S. Vending Machine Operators Industry

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:
  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Vending Machine Operators: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast[PREMIUM]

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Vending Machine Operators industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Groceries & Other Food Items For Human Consumption Off The Premises

Candy, Prepackaged Cookies, & Snack Foods

Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks & Other Nonalcoholic Beverages

All Other Groceries & Food Items

Meals, Unpackaged Snacks, Sandwiches, Unpackaged Ice Cream & Yogurt, Bakery Items, Other Food Items & Nonalcoholic Beverages Prepared

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

U.S. map of Vending Machine Operators by state

Vending Machine Operators Industry Price Trends

Rise and fall in market prices are affectedd by supply, demand, and the cost of goods/services sold. Higher demand or COGS will put upward price pressure on prices. Higher competition among Vending Machine Operators companies will put a downward pressure on prices. The chart shows how prices are changing within the industry, month-to-month over the last three years.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Vending Machine Operators company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Vending Machine Operators industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Vending Machine Operators measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 4%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers3%
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 13%
Cooks and Food Preparation Workers 6%
Sales and Related Occupations 6%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 13%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 33%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 31%
Miscellaneous Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 30%
Coin, Vending, and Amusement Machine Servicers and Repairers 29%
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 29%
Motor Vehicle Operators 24%
Driver/Sales Workers and Truck Drivers 24%
Driver/Sales Workers 18%
Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 6%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Vending Machine Operators Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

CompanyAddressRevenue Estimate

Innovation News

  • Ace Vending trademarks "ACE VENDING" - Vending machine services in the field of food; distributorship services in the fields of beverages, and food - 11/28/2017
  • Mcliff Partners trademarks "SUPERCONVENIENCE" - Customer self service electronic checkout stations for point of sale - 11/18/2017
  • Fresh Healthy Vending raises $1 million in funding. - 08/11/2017
  • International Vending Management patents Modular Locker Structure - 08/03/2017
  • TW Vending Inc. Dba Turnkey Corrections patents Telecommunications Technology - 07/06/2017
  • Team Play trademarks "LAUNCH CODE" - Arcade redemption game machines which dispense tickets or the like to successful players; arcade video game machines; amusement game machines - 01/04/2017
  • Minutekey patents System For Identifying And Duplicating Master Keys - 12/29/2016
  • Minutekey raises $3 million in funding. - 05/19/2016

  • Top Innovators

    CompanyInnovation Score
    Brokaw Industries4
    TW Vending Inc. Dba Turnkey Corrections
    C.L. Swanson
    H. Betti Industries

    Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

    Latest Industry News

    • NAMA's FitPick Is Coming To Baton Rouge - (CHICAGO) January 11, 2018 – Blind Vendors and members of the Vending Machine Operators of Louisiana (VMOL), working together with NAMA, will debut the association’s FitPick program at the Claiborne Building in Baton Rouge during the first quarter of 2018. (01/11/2018)
    • Optimal Vending Systems' Customizes Machines To Harness Power Of Automated Retailing - The initial machines she purchased were manufactured by Jofemar. She bought the equipment from a "healthy" vending franchisor. After receiving little of the support the biz-op had promised, the novice operator turned directly to Jofemar for guidance. (01/06/2018)
    • ATM operators see Rs 120 crore bounty in Rs 200-note recalibration - MUMBAI: Banks have started recaliberating the cash vending machines (ATMs) to dispense the new Rs 200 banknotes which were introduced last August. There are nearly 2.4 lakh automatic teller machines (ATMs), which includes around 30,000 cash recyclers. (01/04/2018)
    • ATM operators see Rs 120cr bounty in Rs 200-note recalibration - Mumbai, Jan 4 () Banks have started recaliberating the cash vending machines (ATMs) to dispense the new Rs 200 banknotes which were introduced last August. There are nearly 2.4 lakh automatic teller machines (ATMs), which includes around 30,000 cash recyclers. (01/04/2018)
    • Goulburn's Return & Earn reverse vending machine get a holiday workout - A spokesperson from the EPA said the network operator, TOMRA Cleanaway, is ensuring bins are provided at the reverse vending machines and will be attending and cleaning sites every day. “As well as returning eligible containers, people should make sure ... (01/04/2018)
    • Scyphus launches new vending cups to enhance the on-the-go experience - It represents a better-value proposition to both consumers and vending operators, and is designed to deliver the ... resulting in minimal jams in vending machines. With years of experience in the food and beverage industry, Scyphus has evolved to offer ... (01/03/2018)
    • Train tickets for Spring Festival holiday rush go on sale - A railway worker maintains a self-service ticket vending machine at Kaili Railway Station in Guizhou ... according to China's railway operator. China Railway Corp released the ticket-buying timetable on Sina Weibo on Friday. It showed the 40-day period ... (01/03/2018)
    • New food safety guidelines for vending machine operators - SINGAPORE - Amid growing interest in vending machines that dispense ready-to-eat meals, a set of guidelines has been drawn up to help operators ensure food safety and good hygiene practices. It was launched on Friday (July 21) at VendFest, an exhibition of ... (07/21/2017)
    • Vending Machine maximizes operator productivity, efficiency. - U-Select-It to Debut the Evoke Series and Greenlite's Remote Pricing at NAMA OneShow 2016 DES MOINES, Iowa -- U-Select-It, Inc. (USI), a leading global vending machine equipment manufacturer, today announced the launch of its next generation vending ... (04/13/2016)

    Growth Opportunities / Competitive Threats

    Companies in other industries may also sell similar products. Since there is an overlap in the customer base, there may be an opportunity for companies in Vending Machine Operators to sell additional products/services offered by these adjacent industries. Alternatively, these industries may identify further products in this industry to target. Products most at risk are those with the highest profit margins and lowest barriers to entry.

    The following industries are competing channels for sales of similar products/services.

    Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Vending Machine OperatorsOpportunity/Threat
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
    Gas Stations with Convenience Stores
    Warehouse Clubs, Supercenters & Big Box Retail
    Pharmacies & Drug Stores Competing industry

    Sales from other industries of Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks are less than those from Vending Machine Operators. This may mean that other channels are a competitive risk of increasing their Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks sales, taking market share from this industry.
    Bottled, Canned, Or Packaged Soft Drinks Product Sales Report

    Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption
    Competing IndustrySales Relative to Vending Machine OperatorsOpportunity/Threat
    Limited-Service Eating Places
    Coffee Shops, Bagel, Donut & Ice Cream Shops
    Hotels & Motels
    Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
    Cafeterias, Grill Buffets & Buffets

    Since sales from Vending Machine Operators are a small fraction compared to other industries selling Meals, Snacks And Beverages Prepared For Immediate Consumption, companies in the Vending Machine Operators industry have the opportunity to expand their product offering to take share from these adjacent industries.
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