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Nov 1, 2013

Three Factors To Consider When Purchasing Product For Vending


Automatic Merchandiser, November 2013

By Paresh Patel

In my last blog post, I wrote on how operators should not allow personal preferences to affect purchasing decisions. In this post, I’ll share some of the factors we used for product selection.

We developed monthly menus for our snack vending machines. We began each month with a “broker meeting day.” In these meetings, the brokers would present us with new products, discuss rebates, share promotions and recap how we’re doing on their product lines. For us, the most important part was evaluating new products to determine what we were going to consider for the next month.

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