Automatic Vending- 2009 Edition

  • February 2009
  • -
  • Key Note Publications Ltd


The author estimates that the UK market for products sold via automatic vendingmachines increased in value by 3.5% in 2008, to £2.02bn. The number ofrefreshment vending machines in operation in the UK is estimated at 509,610in 2008, with the number of cigarette machines put at around 78,000,according to an estimate from the Department of Health’s 2008 Consultationon the Future of Tobacco Control. In 2008, retail sales of automatically vendedrefreshment products accounted for an estimated 2% of householdexpenditure on food and non-alcoholic beverages. Cigarettes purchasedthrough vending machines are estimated to represent around 1% of theoverall UK cigarette retail market by volume.

The three main sectors of the automatic vending machine market are:refreshment machines; cigarette and tobacco machines; and other vendingmachines. The refreshment machines sector includes sales of hot and colddrinks, snacks, confectionery, sandwiches and meals, and comprises the largestsegment of the market. The cigarette/tobacco vending machine sector issubject to a range of negative influences that are adversely affecting sales,including steady falls in the numbers of smokers in the UK and the UK ban onsmoking in enclosed places. A wide range of non-food and non-beverage itemsare covered by the other vending machines sector, such as personal careproducts and condoms, DVDs, photos, stationery and computer accessories, etc.This is considered to be the fastest-growing sector of the market, owing toincreases in the number of retail products that are sold in this way.

The British Dental Health Foundation, a leading UK oral health charity, hasjoined the growing list of organisations that are calling for a UK-wide ban onthe sales of fizzy drinks and sugary snacks from vending machines onhealthcare premises. These products have already been banned and removedfrom vending machines in UK schools, and some health authorities in Scotlandand the Welsh Assembly have now decided to ban them from healthestablishments under their jurisdiction. A UK-wide ban may be a possibility inthe future.

A possible ban on the sale of cigarettes and tobacco from vending machines isstill being considered by the Government. Vending machines are a popularsource of cigarettes for under-aged smokers, and various pressure groups areurging the Government to introduce a ban on the machines in order to removethis source of access. The Government is considering a number of options,including banning vending machines altogether or using systems that onlyallow adult purchases.

The UK economy is facing a difficult year in 2009, and the automatic vendingindustry is unlikely to escape unscathed from its impact. Consolidation in thevending market itself is a possibility, while company closures and short-timeworking may affect the vending operators and suppliers who service thecompanies that use vending machines. On the more positive side, many vendedproducts including drinks and snacks are fairly inexpensive and, as such, theirpurchase may not be too badly affected by the recession.Automatic Vending Executive Summary© 
 

Table Of Contents

Executive Summary
1. Market Definition
REPORT COVERAGE
MARKET SECTORS
Refreshment Machines
Cigarette/Tobacco Machines
Other Machines
MARKET TRENDS
Banks Support Purchase of NandW Global Vending
Differing Trends in Numbers and Type of Refreshment Vending Machines in Use
Vending Operators Support Ethical Trading
Calls for Ban on Fizzy Drinks and Sugary Snacks on Healthcare and Education
Premises
UK Trade Deficit in Automatic Vending Machines Widens
ECONOMIC TRENDS
Gross Domestic Product
Table 1: UK Gross Domestic Product at Current and Annual Chain-Linked Prices (and#163;m),
2003-2007
Population
Table 2: UK Resident Population Estimates by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2003-2007
Inflation
Table 3: UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2003-2007
Unemployment
Table 4: Actual Number of Unemployed Persons (million), 2003-2007
Household Disposable Income
Table 5: Household Disposable Income Per Capita (and#163;), 2003-2007
MARKET POSITION
The UK
Table 6: UK Sale of Automatically Vended Refreshment Products and Household
Expenditure on Food and Non-Alcoholic Beverages by Value
at Current Prices (and#163;bn at rsp and %), 2004-2008
Overseas
2. Market Size
THE TOTAL MARKET
Table 7: The Total UK Automatic Vending Machine Market by Value at Current
Prices (and#163;m at rsp), 2004-2008
BY MARKET SECTOR
Refreshment Machines
By Volume
Table 8: Number of Refreshment Vending Machines in the UK, 2004-2008
By Value
Table 9: The UK Automatic Vending Machine Refreshments Sector by Value
at Current Prices (and#163;m at rsp and %), 2004-2008
Cigarette/Tobacco Machines
By Volume
Table 10: Estimated Number of Cigarette/Tobacco Machines in Use in the UK,
2004-2008
Table 11: Estimated Number of Cigarettes Sold in Vending Machines in the UK
(million), 2004-2008
By Value
Table 12: The UK Cigarette/ Tobacco Machines Sector by Value at Current Prices
(and#163;m at rsp and %), 2004-2008
Other Vending Machines
By Value
Table 13: The UK Other Vending Machines Sector by Value
at Current Prices (and#163;m at rsp and %), 2004-2008
OVERSEAS TRADE
General Overview
Table 14: UK Overseas Trade in Automatic Vending Machines (and#163;000), 2004-2008
Table 15: UK Overseas Trade in Automatic Vending Machines by Region (and#163;000), 2007
and 2008
Imports
Table 16: Leading Sources of Imports for Automatic Vending Machines by Value
(and#163;000), 2007 and 2008
Exports
Table 17: Leading UK Export Destinations for Automatic Vending Machines
by Value (and#163;000), 2007 and 2008
3. Industry Background
RECENT HISTORY
NUMBER OF COMPANIES
Table 18: Number of VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Non-Store Retail Sales by Turnover Sizeband (and#163;000 and %), 2008
EMPLOYMENT
Table 19: Number of VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Non-Store Retail Sales by Employment Sizeband (number and %), 2008
REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN THE MARKETPLACE
Table 20: Number of VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Non-Store Retail Sales by Government Regional Office (number and %), 2008
DISTRIBUTION
HOW ROBUST IS THE MARKET?
Table 21: Number of VAT- and/or PAYE-Based Enterprises Engaged in Other
Non-Store Retail Sales by Age of Business (number and %), 2008
LEGISLATION
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Regulations
Hazardous Waste Regulations
Minimum Nutritional Standards for Schools
Tobacco Vending Machines
KEY TRADE ASSOCIATIONS
Associated Vending Services Ltd
Automatic Vending Association
British Water Cooler Association
National Association of Cigarette Machine Operators
National Independent Vending Operators Group
Overseas Associations
European Bottled Watercooler Association
European Vending Association
National Automatic Merchandising Association
Worldwide Vending Association
4. Competitor Analysis
THE MARKETPLACE
SELECTED MACHINE AND PARTS MANUFACTURERS
Autonumis Ltd
Azkoyen UK Ltd
Crane Merchandising Systems Ltd
DarenthMJS Ltd
Mars Sugar UK
NandW Global Vending Ltd
Photo-Me International PLC
The Vending Corporation Ltd
Westomatic Vending Services Ltd
SELECTED MACHINE OPERATORS AND DISTRIBUTORS
Autobar Group Ltd
Bunzl Vending Services Ltd
Selecta UK Ltd
Sinclair Collis Ltd
Other Selected Suppliers
COMMODITY AND MERCHANDISE SUPPLIERS
Aimia Foods Ltd
Bunzl Catering Supplies
Chequer Foods Ltd
Eurogran A/S
DISPOSABALES AND COMPONENTS
BT Redcare
Huhtamaki UK Ltd
MEI UK International Ltd
Vianet Group PLC
OUTSIDE SUPPLIERS
MARKETING ACTIVITY
UK Exhibitions
Overseas Exhibitions
5. Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats
STRENGTHS
WEAKNESSES
OPPORTUNITIES
THREATS
6. Buying Behaviour
CONSUMER PENETRATION
Household Expenditure
Table 22: UK Average Weekly Expenditure by Households on Workplace Meals,
State School Meals and Contract Catering (and#163;), Years Ending March 2004-2006
and Years Ending December 2006 and 2007
Smoking
Table 23: UK Average and Total Weekly Household Expenditure on Cigarettes
(and#163; and and#163;m), Years Ending March 2003-2006 and Years Ending December 2006
and 2007
Table 24: Prevalence of Smoking in England by Age (% of adults), 2006
Table 25: Prevalence of Smoking by Government Office Region in England
(% of adults), 2006
Table 26: Vending Machines as Source of Cigarettes for Regular Smokers
Aged 11-15 (% of all sources), 2000, 2002, 2004 and 2006
Eating Out Trends
Table 27: Penetration of Adults Eating Out at Lunchtime in the Last Month
(% of adults), Year Ending March 2008
7. Current Issues
EUROPE
Vending Machines Get Energy Labels
Labelling of Allergens
EU Calls for Fruit and Vegetables to be Stocked in Vending Machines
POLITICS
The Future of Tobacco Control
Reducing Availability of Tobacco Products and Regulating Supply
The British Dental Health Foundation Calls for Vending Ban
Welsh Assembly Ends Hospital Junk Food Vending
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS
Entertainment
CORPORATE ACTIVITY
THE ENVIRONMENT
Mars Develops N-viro Cups
Responsible Vending
WEEE and c10c
ETHICAL TRADING
Rainforest Alliance
8. The Global Market
INTRODUCTION
THE US
By Volume
Table 28: Number of Vending Machines Installed in the US by Type (000),
2004-
Table 29: US Automatic Vending Machines by Location (%), 2004 -2007
By Value
Table 30: US Automatic Vending Industry Revenues ($bn), 2003-2007
Table 31: Estimated US Vending Sales by Category ($bn), 2003-2007
JAPAN
EUROPE
9. Forecasts
THE ECONOMY
Gross Domestic Product
Table 32: Forecast UK Growth in Gross Domestic Product
in Real Terms (%), 2008-2012
Inflation
Table 33: Forecast UK Rate of Inflation (%), 2008-2012
Unemployment
Table 34: Forecast Actual Number of Unemployed Persons (millions) 2008-2012
Population
Table 35: Forecast UK Resident Population by Sex (000), Mid-Years 2008-2012
FORECASTS 2009 TO 2013
Table 36: The Forecast Total UK Automatic Vending Machine Market by Sector
by Value at Current Prices (and#163;m at rsp), 2009-2013
Refreshment Machines
Table 37: The Forecast UK Refreshment Machines Sector by Value at Current Prices
(and#163;m at rsp), 2009-2013
Cigarette/Tobacco Machines
Table 38: The Forecast UK Cigarette/Tobacco Machines Sector
by Value at Current Prices (and#163;m at rsp), 2008-2012
Other Vending Machines
Table 39: The Forecast UK Other Vending Machines Sector by Value at Current Prices
(and#163;m at rsp), 2009-2013
MARKET GROWTH
Figure 1: Growth in the Total UK Automatic Vending Machine Market by Value
at Current Prices (and#163;m at rsp), 2004-2013
FUTURE TRENDS
Calls to Ban Unhealthy Vending Machines in Hospitals
Consolidation in the Vending Industry
Vended Ethical Product Sales Expected to Rise
10. Company Profiles
AUTOBAR GROUP LTD
BUNZL VENDING SERVICES LTD
CRANE MERCHANDISING SYSTEMS LTD
SELECTA UK LTD
SINCLAIR COLLIS LTD
WESTOMATIC VENDING SERVICES LTD
11. Further Sources
Associations
Publications
General Sources
Government Publications
Other Sources
Key Note Sources
Understanding TGI Data
Number, Profile, Penetration
Social Grade
Standard Region
Key Note Research
The Key Note Range of Reports

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