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EVA Report: Vending market continues to grow

Oct 24, 2018

The European Vending & Coffee Service Association (EVA) has published its latest report on Vending and OCS in Europe.

The newly published report provides the latest in-depth look into the European vending and Office Coffee Service (OCS) industry and reveals the current trends observed across Europe.

Overall, the report – based on 2017 data – reinforces the trend seen over the last few years that the vending market as a whole is growing, and that the growth is becoming stronger. Indeed, total annual revenue has risen to €15.87 billion – a growth of 3.3% compared to the previous year, while the machine fieldbase (number of machines) has grown 1.6% to 4.07 million.
The report incorporates data over a ten year period revealing information such as the vending turnover, fieldbase and sales volumes (vends) in the countries covered, as well as a detailed machine composition breakdown – for this new report, machine categories have been redefined to bring more clarity and detail to the cold, snack and food segments. The report also provides some insights into the key legislative trends which are impacting the industry such as ‘fiscalisation,’ sugar taxes, and regulation of vending in hospitals and schools.
Some other selected facts revealed by this latest report include:

  • There are around 190 Europeans per vending machine, but varies dramatically from 60 people/machine in the Netherlands to 1,920 in Turkey;

  • Over 80% of European machines are located in the workplace;

  • Poland & Russia have seen the largest market increases – impressive fieldbase growths of 7.8% and 5.7% respectively in the last 5 years.

  • Operators are selling products at higher prices in most markets & particularly for hot drinks; evidence of higher quality bean-to-cup machines which are often combined with paper cups.

  • Open-site cashless payments are growing with more contactless card and mobile phone payments.

This is the 6th edition of the market report on the industry provided by the EVA, and consists of a European summary with an overview of 22 countries, as well as separate more detailed individual country market reports.