Gum, Gumballs And Gumball Vending Take A Hit

The rising price of sugar and increased concern about calories have challenged gum sales in general and gumball sales  and gumball vending machine sales in particular, according to The Los Angeles Times. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: The gum business has been seriously suffering in vending, but blister packs that have been popular in retail establishments can be sold in vending machines, thanks to new glassfront models that have a row for larger pack gum and to a retrofit kit from Vendors Exchange International Inc.

See an article about how one operator boosted gum sales using these new devices in the February issue of Automatic Merchandiser: http://tinyurl.com/7v22bx7. 02-15-12 By Elliot Maras

 

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