Pittsburgh TV Report Questions Profitability Of Wine Vending Machines

WTEA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pa. recently reported on wine vending machines found in many area supermarkets and noted that the cost of having supervisory clerks raises some question about the profitability of wine vending machines.

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Editor's Insight: What's missing from this report are numbers on the machines' sales and how many employees the state has hired to oversee the machines.

VendingMarketWatch reported on 02-02-11 that according to the state, the machines sold more than 31,500 bottles of wine through Dec. 18, for total sales of more than $330,000. 03-02-11 Elliot Maras

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