CHICAGO — When it comes to vending, how bold do you really want to be? Are your laundry customers ready for more than just the traditional food and drinks?
If you are in a football-crazed city, you might be interested to hear that the NFL has been discussing the possible use of vending machines for more than a year. In fact, the Minnesota Vikings, in conjunction with its apparel partner, already have a vender that includes shirts, footballs, trading cards, customized rubber bands, bobbleheads and more. Prices range from $5 for the rubber bands to $25 for a shirt or hat.
If you favor more “exotic” venders, consider:
Are these vending options a bit too much for your store? Maybe you should just focus on the basics. According to the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA), the most popular snacks are Snickers®, M&M’s® Peanut, and Frito Lay Doritos Nacho Cheesier Big Grab®. As for beverages, NAMA says cold beverages are the most popular, followed by hot beverages, milk and bottled water.