The healthy snack vending industry is the fastest-growing sector of the vending industry. With the rise in awareness of the need for healthy food and snacks, healthy food vending is rising faster than ever.
Smart Snacks in Schools
Opportunities for vending locations in schools are especially hot in today’s market. The USDA recently published a science-based set of nutrition standards for snack foods and drinks sold to children at school during the day. Under the USDA All Foods Sold in Schools standard, which creates an opportunity for businesses offering healthy vending options? Naturals2Go is uniquely positioned to offer new operators an edge in today’s convenience snack market.
A Nationwide Trend
Outside of schools, the demand for vending machines that offer healthy snacks and beverages continues to grow. More and more people are looking out for their health and are becoming more aware of the foods they consume. In a 2014 Nielsen Global Survey of Snacking, more than 30,000 consumers in 60 different countries were polled, and the results were conclusive.
Most people today are actively looking for ways to improve their health. Inclusion of healthy drinks and snacks in the vending machines is a result of the trend towards awareness of the unhealthy ingredients in the snacks people consume.