Sales of tobacco products through vending machines are expected to continue declining over the forecast period, supported by prohibitive government policies and momentum gained by health and wellness trends. As the economy recovers, new and existing players will likely focus on niche categories such as personal care, which have gained momentum since the pandemic.
The vending landscape will likely remain concentrated in South Africa, supported by the supply and logistic capabilities of leading operators and manufacturers. The trend will be consolidated by acquisitions during the pandemic, which allowed businesses such as Top Vending to strengthen their presence as local suppliers.
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Vending (automatic merchandising) is the sale of products at an unattended point of sale through a machine operated by introducing coins, bank notes, payment cards, tokens or other means of cashless payment. Sales figures cover vended products only (i.e. food, drink and other consumable goods such as vended tobacco, sanitary products and condoms). Services such as the public telephone, launderette facilities, travel tickets, stamps, passport photographs, domestic energy supplies and business card creation are excluded. Coverage includes vending systems installed in public and semi-captive environments only. Hotels, transport networks, recreational centres, shopping centres/malls are included. Factories, offices, hospitals, prisons, schools and other captive environments are excluded.See All of Our Definitions
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