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.

Industry Products

  • Candy
  • Food
  • Hot beverages
  • Cold beverages
  • Other products

Industry Activities

  • Retail sale of soft drinks via vending machines
  • Retail sale of hot drinks such as coffee via vending machines
  • Retail sale of snack food via vending machines
  • Retail sale of ice cream via vending machines
  • Retail sale of fresh food via vending machines
  • Retail sale of cigarettes via vending machines
  • Retail sale of newspapers via vending machines
  • Retail sale of other nonfood items via vending machines