Popular Snacks & Drink for Your Business

Deciding what snacks and drinks to put in your vending machine is no simple task. It is essential to fill your machine with products that your customers will love. If you are struggling to find a place to start, check out some of the most popular vending machine items on the market.

Snacks

For eight years in a row, Snickers has been named the most popular candy bar in the United States, meaning you can’t go wrong with adding this top selling vending machine item to your inventory. Another great go-to product for your snack machine is Pop-Tarts. This top vending machine snack is the perfect, convenient alternative when people are on the go and do not have time for breakfast. For a healthier snack, people prefer Clif Bars, MixMeister Fusion, Trail Mix and Granola Bars.

Hot Take: When it comes to choosing the right vending machine to hold snacks, we recommend one of our MarketOne Snack 5W Food Selling Machines or the MarketOne Snack 6W Vending Machine. These machines feature a large merchandising window and LED lighting for an unbeatable merchandising experience. 

Drinks

Is it any surprise that water is the most popular beverage in vending machines? Water may be easy to find, but people often forget water bottles and need to find ways to stay hydrated while on the go. Additionally, the popularity of coffee from vending machines continues to grow, especially among Millennials, particularly cold coffee. Add the top selling vending machine product to your inventory, it’s the perfect product to give customers a quick boost during the day.

Hot Take: One of our most popular vending machines, The Express Combo Vending Machine, has the ability to vend both snacks and beverages. Its eco-friendly, compact design can hold up to 20 snack selections and 9 drink selections to vend products to customers. 

For more information on the best snacks and drinks for your vending equipment, give us a call at 1-800-548-1982.

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Grow Your Business with Your New Profit Maker

As businesses around the United States continue to open up and welcome back employees and customers, many vending business owners have noticed an increase in vending sales. In order to help business owners, as well as new and current vending operators, thrive in the vending industry.

Right now, Vending.com is offering 0 interest for one year, as well as 0 payments for 60 days, on select vending equipment, with approved credit. Vending machines and their first-year monthly payments include:

In addition to zero interest for one year and zero payment for 60 days, Vending.com is also offering no-cost for Greenlite credit card reader installation. Greenlite allows you to manage all of your vending machines anytime, anywhere by giving you access to a number of reports including machine health, machine sales and more. Additionally, it allows vending customers to purchase products with credit/debit cards, as well as mobile payments.

Whether you are a seasoned professional in the vending industry or a new vending operator, Vending.com is here to coach you every step of the way. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-548-1982.

Healthy Vending for Your Customers

No matter where your vending equipment is placed, it is essential that you keep your customers, satisfied and healthy. Thanks to the National Automatic Merchandising Association’s (NAMA) commitment to a healthier lifestyle, vending machines nationwide will be increasing their healthy food options from 24% to 33% over the next three years. 

In order for a snack to be considered “healthy,” they must abide by the following standards per serving: 

  • No more than 200 calories
  • No more than 240 milligrams of sodium
  • No more than 1 gram of saturated fat
  • No more than 0 grams of trans fat

To ensure you are providing customers with the absolute best snacks to keep them healthy, we have compiled a list to help get you started.

Popcorn

As a natural, whole grain food, popcorn is a great, healthy snack that your customers will love. It contains fiber, magnesium and iron, just to name a few nutrients. Having a high-fiber diet can lead to weight loss, increased heart health and reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. In order for your customers to fully take advantage of these health benefits, it is best to provide them with plain popcorn that is free of any chemicals. 

Granola Bars

Granola bars are a healthy and delicious snack that is filled with protein, fiber and micronutrients to keep your customers fueled throughout the day. Granola bars reduce the risk of overeating, as they come in pre-portioned packages. Additionally, they have been found to reduce cholesterol and lower the risk of heart disease. In order to ensure you are providing healthy products, find granola bars that are less than 250 calories, and have less than 10 grams of sugar.

Plant-Based Protein

Protein is an essential part of one’s diet. Protein is used to build and repair tissues. It is also the building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood. In order to give your customers, especially your vegetarian and vegan customers, the protein they need, consider adding plant-based protein into your machines. Some examples of this include Greek yogurt, almonds and peanut butter.

All of these products can be provided within our wide range of snack machines, including our MarketOne Vending Machines. Our fully adjustable trays allow you to provide small snacks, such as granola bars, or bulky snacks, such as Greek yogurt. Plus, with a 10.1” touchscreen display, your customers can have immediate access to nutritional facts, prior to purchasing snacks.

Healthy eating does not have to be boring. Change up the products you supply your customers with delicious and healthy products to promote a healthier lifestyle. For more information, give us a call at 1-800-548-1982.

Keep Your Employees Satisfied When Your Workplace Reopens

With many Americans returning from work after months of working from home, it is necessary that you keep your employees focused while working in the office. One way of doing this is by providing them with the necessary snacks they need to keep productivity up and keep your employees from leaving the office in search of a snack.

According to Vending MarketWatch, American snack food consumption increased by 8% during the COVID-19 pandemic. People are turning to snacking on their favorite foods to help cope with stress due to financial and health concerns. Additionally, 37% of consumers wanted to make sure that they had sufficient snacks on hand while following stay-at-home orders. 

What do these numbers mean for your employees? While more employees are returning from work, it is crucial you keep them full and focused in order for productivity to remain high. Giving your employees the snacks they crave through a snack machine, such as the MarketOne Snack Machines, will be important. 

Many snack companies, such as Mondele?z International, Frito-Lay and PepsiCo found snack sales increase during the height of stay-at-home orders. Having sweet snacks in your vending machines, such as cookies and chocolate, could help satisfy your employees when they start to crave a snack.

Providing healthy, protein-packed snacks is also important in order to keep your employees more full for a longer period of time. For example, Jack Link’s® has a variety of high-protein snacks and meal replacement for employees to enjoy on the go and during the workday. It is also the perfect option for those employees who crave a salty option, as opposed to a sweet option.

Having a reliable vending machine to dispense these products will be crucial to your employees. MarketOne Snack Machines give your employees maximum product selections. Through its large merchandising window and enhanced LED lighting, products are displayed to their fullest ability. Additionally, it is ADA compliant and features an ergonomic interface, making it easy for your employees to use.

As employees begin returning to the workplace, welcome them back with the snacks they grew to love during the COVID-19 pandemic. Keep them full and focused in order to keep productivity high. For additional information, please call Vending.com at 1-800-548-1982.

3 Ways to Find the Perfect Vending Location

Whether you are new to the vending business or a veteran, you are likely open to suggestions on how to make your business more profitable. Since a huge part of a vending businesses success is the result of the machine’s location, learning how to choose the perfect spot for your machine is crucial. Read below for three tips from Vending.com on how to do just that:

Go where the people are:
As a vending machine owner, you want to find locations for your machines that have a great deal of foot traffic. Examples of such places include airports, malls or busy offices. It only stands to reason that the more people who walk by your machines each day, the better your sales will be.

Be the focus:
Although it is wise to place your machine in an area with lots of foot traffic as listed above, you can also find success when placing your machine in a more subdued environment. Your machine will often times become a source of entertainment when people are bored. Great examples of these locations that are less busy yet highly profitable include doctors’ offices, nail salons, car repair centers or barber shops.

Don’t avoid competition:
Some vending machine owners do not want to place their machines near other peoples’ machines. However, that can be a mistake. If you place a well-stocked, attractive vending machine next to a machine that is poorly maintained or rarely stocked, you will end up doing well even with competition present.

By incorporating the three tips listed above and remembering to match the type of vending machine with your clientele, you can ensure you are placing your machine in the most profitable location possible. After all, just as in real estate, location, location, location is the means to success in the vending business.

Finding the Right Size

The snack vending machine size you choose depend on a lot of factors: the size of your location, the demands of your customers, the dimensions of door frames and spaces allotted to you, and even the amount you have to budget for new machines.

Vending.com has a wide variety of snack vending machines for sale that are able to fit the bill for any vending operator. In this blog, we will break down the benefits of a few of our vending machine sizes.

 

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Our 12 Selection Machine is ideal for locations where space is limited but you still need the capacity and flexibility of a professional vending machine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vending Machine for Sale

 

Our most popular vending machine, the 23 Selection machine is perfect for nearly every vending location. This machine delivers a lot of value for a great price.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our 47 Selection machine offers the largest capacity in the industry! The reconfigurable product selection spacing and auger timing make the vending possibilities of this machine limitless!

 

 

 

 

About Vending.com

Vending.com brings together a multitude of vending expertise through our circle of services. Everything you need to start, grow, or manage your vending business is provided through our easy online access. We provide vending services, financing, vending industry news, technical repair, parts and much more. Vending.com is one of the companies under the Wittern Group umbrella. Whether you are an entrepreneur starting your own vending machine business or expanding your current business, Vending.com offers you a full-range of vending machines, financing, location assistance and other services to meet all of your vending needs. As a full-line vending sales company we provide customers nationwide with the right equipment for their client’s location. Our large selection of snack, soda machines, hot beverage, cold and frozen food and other quality vending machines can be configured and customized to fit any size location from small businesses to large factories. Let our network of vending machine companies go to work for you.

Break Room Vending Machines

When you have worked in an office for any amount of time that has a break room, it is easy to notice how odd and often gross, they can be. The reason for these oddities is often food brought in by coworkers.

Storing perishable food can often become a challenge as expiration dates become lost in the well-lit abyss that is the back of the communal refrigerator. Once good ideas for lunch may sit, left and forgotten, on tables or in communal microwaves for days on end and pots of coffee made with the best intentions can become caffeinated science projects gone wrong.

An easy way to avoid these break room horrors is with vending machines! Vending.com has a wide variety of vending machines specifically for office break rooms that include, food, snack, drink, coffee, water and more. Break room vending machines are not just for grabbing a candy bar or can of soda anymore; many of our machines can vend enough fresh food to keep employees happy and well-fed every day.

Depending on how your office decides to operate the vending machines at work, profits from them can be donated to charity, reinvested back into the office or a variety of other options that will help out more than your break room’s hygiene!

Luxury Gift Vending Machine

A vending machine in Berlin is offering a range of items that you might not find in your traditional vending machines. The vending machine was launched by German delicatessen Floris Feinkost and features gourmet selections including high-end, prepared food and gift packages.

This vending machine has gifts that anyone would want to receive including pint-sized bottles of champagne, pastries, pralines, flavored salts, chocolates and even bottles of wines. These are just a few of the more than 60 products customers can browse through.

The unit has ten levels of display cases that showcase the wares. Vending.com has seen vending operators benefit from improved displays of vending products through updated machines, captivating graphics on the machine, and well-lit and organized product displays. In this particular machine, the cases look like miniature storefront displays, with products perfectly packaged and displayed.

About Vending.com

Vending.com brings together a multitude of vending expertise through our circle of services. Everything you need to start, grow, or manage your vending business is provided through our easy online access. We provide vending services, financing, vending industry news, technical repair, parts and much more. Vending.com is one of the companies under the Wittern Group umbrella. Whether you are an entrepreneur starting your own vending machine business or expanding your current business, Vending.com offers you a full range of vending machines, financing, location assistance and other services to meet all of your vending needs. As a full-line vending sales company we provide customers nationwide with the right equipment for their client’s location. Our large selection of snack, soda machines, hot beverage, cold and frozen food and other quality vending machines can be configured and customized to fit any size location from small businesses to large factories. Let our network of vending machine companies go to work for you.

Space-Saving Vending Solutions

Vending MachineTo keep customers returning to your vending machines you need to have a variety of products that will satisfy their needs and keep them interested. Providing variety in your vending machine selection is key to a successful vending business but sometimes having sufficient space for large or multiple vending machines can be an issue.

A perfect solution to this is a combination vending machine that is able to vend multiple varieties of products all from one machine. Vending.com has a large selection of these space-saving vending machines for sale, such as the Trimline Refreshment Center. This machine is able to vend up to 12 selections of chips, candy and pastries with a maximum capacity of 152 units. The drink vending part of the machine can vend bottles or cans, holding up to 144 20 oz bottles or 312 12 oz cans.

This machine also features easy-loading tilt out trays, simple controls and quality construction. To save energy usage, and to save money for vending machine operators, our combination machines are Energy Star Rated. These machines are perfect for break rooms or offices that need to maximize space or cafeterias were patrons will expect more than one type of item.

Colbert Report Vending Machine

For comedic news anchor, Stephen Colbert, conducting interviews is nothing new. During a recent show, things took an unfortunate twist when Stephen suddenly needed a snack and took a trip to the studio’s vending machine. While deciding on what to purchase, Stephen became angry and frustrated with the machine and started shaking it and rocking the machine back and forth. He was promptly trapped beneath the fallen vending machine and had to call for help; but only help from a celebrity.

Luckily for Colbert, Hollywood star Matt Damon was taking a stroll through the studio and attempted to help Colbert get out from under the vending machine. While he had Matt Damon around though, Colbert decided to take the opportunity to ask Matt about what he had been up to and his new upcoming movie.

The video is very entertaining and an excellent promotion for Matt Damon’s upcoming film. It is also a good reminder not to rock or climb on vending machines! There will not always be a famous celebrity around to help you out (or sit on the machine you are trapped under while you interview them.) Vending.com wants you to stay safe, enjoy a delicious snack or beverage from a vending machine and meet a celebrity under circumstances that don’t involve being trapped under anything heavy.