Trends in vending
Almost unbelievably there is a company based in San Diego, California that has developed a vending machine that will interactively vend spine surgery instruments and implants. The company behind the machine, Xenco Medical, in their publicity material states that their machine will “house, track and dispense its breakthrough, entirely disposable spine surgery implant and instrument systems, which are engineered from a highly durable composite polymer.”
Meanwhile both Pepsi and Coca-Cola are trying to outdo one another in the world of sustainability and recycling. Each company has recently launched products that encourage their customers to think of the environment and to recycle or reuse single use plastic bottles.
The cashless society is only a short step away and vending machines are at the vanguard of the march to modernity. In the United States vending machines that have been fitted with a credit card reader or other cashless payment options have seen increased sales of up to 110 percent.