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Snack Vending Machines and The Vending Business

Feb 25, 2008
Vending machines came about in 251BC when a Greek mathematician devised a machine that could vend Holy water in the Egyptian holy temples. After a long time the first coin-operated vending machines were invented that dispensed post cards in the early 1879 in London, England.

As per the National Automatic Merchandising Association, in 2005, Americans spent more than $22 billion buying food and beverages from the vending machines. When someone thinks of vending machines, the first thing that commonly comes to mind is a snack vending machine. The snacks dispensed by vending machines is often called junk food, can include different types of candy, small bags of potato chips, corn chips, pretzels, bags of peanuts or other kinds of nuts, and gum. Commonly the vending machines are placed in areas where they can attract people. When you are at a ticket counter, there is usually a lot of waiting involved. While waiting, your eye may go to a vending machine that contains some kinds of delicious snacks that can help you pass the time.

A vending service knows this very well, and that's why they install machines there. Also, in a bus stations, people are more likely to have change, making it easier for them to use some of that change to purchase a snack from a vending machine. Snacks vending machines are helpful in places where people are often in a hurry too, and need something quickly to tide them over between meals. A vending service will always try to keep up on what the most recent crazes are in snacks, as well as the established favorites, and try to hold these handy in their vending machines to assure steady usage.

If you are just interested in installing some snack vending machines in your area, then what you need to do is contact a vending distributor who supplies these types of machines, and finalize a deal. You can purchase the snacks vending machines, which people prefer to do, but you can also lease machines also.

Most snack vending machines are full size and can vend a variety of different products. They can hold all the favorite snacks such as candy bars and chips. Also look at setting up your machine with fruit snacks, cookies and pastries are always a big hit.

Combo snack/soda machines are stacked on top of each other. The countertop snacks vending machine is placed on top of a compact soda vending machine. This combo is popular among small businesses that do not have the room for a full size soda and snack machine. They work well in compact business locations like banks, beauty salons, oil lube shops, and others places that have a small break room.
About the Author
Chris Robertson is a 9 year vending operator who works out of Toronto, Canada. http://www.toronto-vending-services.com.
For more information about how you can get started in the vending business feel free to visit Chris's site http://www.your-vending-resource.com/vendingbusiness.html
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