Monthly trade publication features news and information for vending, micro market, and office coffee service operators, with topics covered in various issues including business management, marketing, products, equipment, and technology, and with special features including the annual "State of the Industry Report" published in the June issue of the magazine. Digital editions are available online.
State of the Industry Report
Annual report provides an in-depth analysis of current trends in the industry, with topics covered in the report including overall revenue trends, sales by product category and subcategory, machines by type and location, change in number of locations served, strategies for handling higher costs, segments where prices were raised, new services added, and technology upgrades. Report is available online.
Monthly trade journal features news and information for the merchandise vending and coin-operated amusement industries, with segments covered in various issues including food, beverage, and other merchandise; manual foodservice; office coffee, beverage, and snack delivery services; and music, games, and amusement equipment and services. Articles from archived issues are available online.
Census of the Industry
Annual survey provides information and commentary on industry performance and trends, with topics covered in the survey including total dollar volume, dollar volume by product line, number of locations served, number of operators, operator employment profiles, truck and van use, packaged cold drinks, confections and snacks, ice cream, micro markets, hot drinks, coffee service, and music and games.
Market research study provides a summary analysis of this retail sector in the context of the overall retail market, with information provided in the study including historical and forecast sales by product category (e.g., packaged drinks, packaged food, personal hygiene products, tobacco products, toys and games, unpackaged drinks, and other products). Detailed table of contents is available online.
Market research report covers the food and beverage sector of this market, with topics covered in the report including market size and forecast, market drivers, performance by segment and type of sales, frequency of consumer purchases, locations where purchases are made, motivation for purchasing products, typical and desired purchases, and consumer attitudes toward purchasing from machines.
Market analysis report provides industry statistics for a user-defined area on a national, state, county, metro area, or zip code level, with data provided including number of companies, market volume and sales trends, average company sales, sales per employee, staffing and employment trends, average employee wage, and business start up activity and failure rates. Sample report can be viewed online.
Annual operating ratio survey for vending, coffee service, and food service operators allows users to compare their firm's financial and operating performance (e.g., sales and gross profit by product line, sales per employee, operating expense ratios, and inventory turnover) with other similar operations, with survey results broken out by annual sales volume, level of profitability, and geographic region.
Annual survey provides hourly and annual wage data for occupations in this sector on a national, state, and metro area basis, with job categories covered in the survey including personnel who install, service and repair automatic merchandising machines used to sell candy, snacks, soft drinks, and other food, beverage, and nonfood items in manufacturing, office, healthcare, hospitality, and educational facilities.
Biennial survey provides compensation and benefits information for personnel employed by vending, coffee service, and food service operators, with survey data broken out by annual sales volume and geographic region and job positions covered in the survey including route supervisors, route service personnel, mechanics, money room personnel, warehouse workers, and administrative personnel.