Most Adults Want Calorie Labeling On Convenience Foods

Seventy-seven percent of U.S. adults said they want calorie labeling for hot dogs, pizza slices and burritos sold at convenience stores, a survey released by the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., according to United Press International. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: There is no reason to doubt the findings from this study; when asked, most consumers will say they want calorie information about products they are purchasing.

The vending industry should not wait for the government to finalize calorie disclosure rules to make the information available to customers at the point of sale. Operators, as they invest in new technology, should consider technology products that will assist them in this area. Such products were on display at the recent National Automatic Merchandising Association OneShow in Las Vegas. 06-07-12 By Elliot Maras