According to a recent Franchise Direct article titled “The Cost of Operating a Vending Machine”, now is a great time to start a vending business or grow your vending services. In fact, the startup costs in vending are noticeably lower than in other industries and according to Franchise Direct, operating
I don’t know you’ve had any chocolate recently, but it still tastes really good. Even though there’s been a push for healthier vending options, sweet treats are still selling super well during all hours of the day. According to a Vending Market Watch article Indulgent and Better for You snacks are both seeing growth in the vending industry with snacks/candy/confections combining to lead all total sales. The article does a great job detailing that food variety in a machine is vital to its success.
Later this month the National Automatic Merchandizing Association will introduce its “Essence of Coffee” educational program at the Coffee, Tea and Water Show in New Orleans Nov.12-14. The new program expects to boost coffee business for sales professionals, managers, route sales managers and many others throughout the service coffee industry.
In conjunction with the National Association of Blind Merchants (NABM), U-Select-It, Inc. (USI) hosted NABM members for an on-site training event at USI’s corporate headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa. The training focused on current technology related to accessibility and suggestions on how to further improve vending machine accessibility. The NABM
This month marks the anniversary of the 2008 market crash in which millions lost their jobs and homes. That year, the economy was losing roughly 170,000 jobs a month with a total of 700,000 jobs lost in the last two months of the year alone. Luckily, our economy has grown
Earlier this September, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Foundation announced four 2018 NAMA Scholars. U-Select-It is proud to announce that one of whom is our very own Ashley Hubler, Chief Marketing Officer of U-Select-It! 2018 NAMA Scholars: Steve Boucher – Regional Director, Compass Group / Canteen Jonathon Holden –
Micro markets first appeared on the convenience services scene around 2005 and have seen exponential growth across the industry. Although they have a look and feel similar to a convenience store, they are similar to vending machines due to their self-service capabilities. On the surface, micro markets seem like a
In 2018, a census was conducted by the National Automatic Merchandising Association, or NAMA for short, to measure the size, scope, and value to the United States of the vending, office refreshments and micro market industry. Extensive research on the economic impact of the convenience services industry was conducted by
Registration for NAMA’s Coffee, Tea and Water Show (CTW) has officially opened to the public! The Coffee, Tea and Water Show (CTW) delivers insight into the “workplace of the future” by showcasing new technologies and industry trends that are impacting business and driving change into the $4.25 billion U.S coffee
Are you looking forward to the 2018 Atlantic Coast Exposition (ACE)? The Atlantic Coast Exposition is a three-day trade show featuring suppliers to the vending, office coffee and food service industry. The exhibit attracts all of the major industry suppliers of product, equipment, and services. U-Select-It is proud to be