Vending Machines Struggling in Japan, Food & Wine Reports

Oct. 22, 2020

Food & Wine reports that Japan, a country known for its variety of innovative vending machines, is seeing sales decline despite vending's ability to offer a contactless, cashless transaction to consumers. Some vending operators are offering limited-edition snacks and beverages to entice customers or expanding safety options with e foot-operated vending machines, but the drop in sales is primarily due to the country's travel ban and the fact that citizens are avoiding city centers due to COVID-19.

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