Published on : Jun 08, 2016
The constant inventions and innovations have led to reduced human efforts for meeting some of their vital requirements, including food. Nowadays, several food products are easily available for consumers through vending machines at diverse locations such as hospitals, schools, shopping malls, universities, workplaces, and other public places. Previously, these food vending machines were made available for the consumers at different locations offering several fast food items.
However, the increasing number of health-conscious population has resulted in high demand for fresh and healthy food. The easy availability of fresh food is one of the major requirements, resulting in encouraging several vending machine manufacturers to design a machine that can fulfill the demands of consumers. Thus, several vending machines manufacturers worked on designing vending machines, which can provide options from which customers can choose the ingredients and get the desired recipe prepared using the fresh material.
Some of the major food items expected to be offered by the fresh food vending machines are:
- Eggs and Chicken
- Fresh Vegetables
- Meal-sized Salads
The global market for fresh food vending machines is anticipated to grow at a fast pace in the next few years, owing to the growing demand from consumers, who are wishing to eat healthy food. The technological advancements in these intelligent vending machines comprising interactive touchscreens and easy payment through cards and other electronic devices hold potential growth opportunities.
On the other hand, the fresh food vending machines are relatively expensive than the regular fast food vending machines, which is one of the major factors projected to hamper the growth of the market in the next few years. In addition, these machines require regular cleaning and maintenance posing a challenge for the major players operating in the market. Nevertheless, the high demand for these vending machines across the globe is encouraging several vendors to participate in the market in the near future.
The leading players operating in the fresh food vending machines market worldwide include HUMAN Healthy Vending LLC., Advantage Food & Beverage, Biocom Vending, Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc., N&W Global Vending S.p.A., and Canteen Vending. The competition of this market is expected to become stiff in the coming few years.