vending options in the san francisco bay area

Earlier this
month, leaders in the San Francisco Bay Area vending industry joined their
counterparts nationwide in attending the annual NAMA show in Las Vegas. Their
goal was to explore new trends, technology, and products to bring to their
customers. The show is an annual tradition sponsored by the National Automatic
Merchandising Association, a group representing the $25 billion convenience
service industry in the United States. 

Advancements in
vending machines, coffee service, micro-markets, and pantry services were on
display. Attendees took advantage of the opportunity to learn about them and
connect with other industry members. Some of the world’s most popular brands
were represented. They were complimented by new showings from fledgling
entrepreneurs. Over 100 new exhibitors joined the show this year, and overall
the show welcomed over 360 exhibitors and 4,500 members.

A total of 125 new products premiered at the show, and it is clear that healthy snacks and beverages continue to be a key growth category. The show’s Better For You Pavilion featured a collection of healthier items, and healthy products as a whole occupied its largest space ever at the show. Visitors discovered new items that continue to increase the appeal of healthier food options. 

Advancements in technology were also on display at the show. New and easier ways of processing digital payments that keep pace with consumer’s desire for quick, cashless payment at vending machines and in micro-markets were presented. Innovative systems that optimize up-to-the-minute sales data, maximize delivery route efficiencies, and minimize out-of-stock occurrences were also revealed.

The NAMA Show
also featured a large number of educational speakers who are experts in their
fields. Speaker Neil Swindale discussed marketing strategies that will help
vending providers thrive in our quickly evolving digital age. Neil is the owner
of VendCentral, a top marketing agency for the vending industry, and an expert
in customer lead generation and engagement. 

With the vending industry constantly changing, keeping up with the latest technology and best practices is a great way for PVS Refreshments to ensure that we are up-to-date with what is going on and provide the best products and services to you, our clients. We offer complete vending solutions to businesses and organizations in San Francisco Bay Area. Contact us at 844.527.4800 for more information and a free consultation.