The Top Coffee and Healthy Snack Vending Challenges
April 4, 2013
(And How To Overcome Them)
“What qualifies as ‘healthy’ for one consumer may not be ‘healthy’ in another consumer’s book. Some people equate ‘healthy’ with low-sugar, low-salt and/or low-calorie; others, with the absence of artificial flavorings, dyes and the like. So machines need to have a balance of items to fit various definitions.” -Kim Hellner, Courtesy Vending/Evergreen Vending
“People don’t always realize that the coffee in the machines isn’t the coffee you could buy from them years ago. To get the message across, the graphics on coffee vending machines should be contemporary and vibrant, and should reinforce the gourmet caliber of the product. For example, one of our machines has an image of piping-hot coffee in an oversized red mug on it.” – David Lepedzhyan, Vend For U.S.
“Some items that manufacturers promote as being ‘healthy’ really aren’t all that healthy; low-fat cookies, which are full of sugar, are a good example. They look good, but they are not good for you. It’s important to go the extra mile to find items that taste good, are visually appealing, and are truly healthy—and to have the patience to experiment with a lot of different things, create a good mix for each customer, and change that mix when needed.”– Michael Schwartz, MSS Vending