Oregon Blind Commission Delays Installation Of Healthy Vending Machines

The Oregon Commission for the Blind, which provides vending service at Portland State University, has raised concerns about the revenue of dedicated healthy vending machines that is stalling the introduction of the machines, according to Neighborhood Notes in Portland, Ore. For the full story, click here.

Editor’s Insight: Will a vendor’s revenue concerns trump the planned installation of three healthy vending machines at PSU? Those are the exact words of a caption under a photo of the healthy vending machine as it appears in this newspaper.

Congratulations to the Neighborhood Notes in Portland, Ore. for getting to the heart of this matter. The university wants to provide healthy options to students. An advisory committee was formed to study the options.

Operating a vending machine that only offers healthy options will usually be less profitable for the vending operator. Every benefit comes with a cost. 03-09-12 By Elliot Maras