Vending and Micro Markets


  • Vending grew 2.4% in 2014 to revenue of $20.2 Billion
  • Candy, snacks and confections make up 35% of total sales in the category
  • Candy, snacks and confections has grown 10% over the past 4 years (from 2011-2014) to $7.24B
  • The number of operators who installed at least one micro market in 2014 was up substantially compared to 2013 jumping to 80% from 24%
  • 83.3% of operators who installed a micro market in 2014 had a revenue increase


  • Sources:
    Refermat, Emily (ed.). Automatic Merchandiser, “Vending Operators Punch Through Last Year’s Revenue” (state of the vending industry annual report), June 2015.


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