The age-old vending machine has met its match. This is not meant to suggest that the venerable, time honored vending machine is fading away into the annals of snack food history. The previous is a statement that is a bit of a facetious remark, intended to bring to attention the very evolution of the quintessential business model of vending.
Vending machines indeed have a rich and colorful history, and they still, to this day, serve a very important demographic. That of the hard-working American who has an over developed work ethic, and very little time to spare, but needs to eat just like the rest of us. The vending machine took care of those American workers for decades. Since the days of the old automat.
Feeding our hardworking fellow Americans is serious business, and those who care most have stepped up to the plate and have taken the very health of those hard-working people; placed it front and center and treat it as the most important aspect in caring for our friends and family as they clock in and make the world turn.
The vending machine has given way, or evolved rather, to the mighty market style food service. Brilliant, caring Americans have seen the future and brought it to the now. They saw that they could do something good, and they didn’t hesitate. With the help of astonishing technology, brought to us by other brilliant Americans in the form of the digital revolution, they forged a never before seen method of serving quality, dang tasty food to those who crave it.
This business model of providing fresh, quality food, vending style, may be misunderstood by many, in that it is seen as people taking advantage of the hungry. This couldn’t be further from the truth. The people who produce and provide this food, of the finest quality, could easily sell it to the masses elsewhere; quite possibly for much more and with less hassle. However, they see the people who deserve it most, the dedicated labor force, and go the extra mile to provide it to them. It’s more than a great business model. It is a fine example of a group of people who deeply care for their fellow citizens; the citizens who keep their noses to the grindstone every day all day. Not many of us can do the hard work that they do, and they deserve the finest nutrition possible, when they need it most. The fresh food market brings it to them, in style.
The cleverly designed, visually attractive markets that are provided are second to none when it comes to offering great, healthy food. Market style vending, or “micro markets” as they are called, are a natural expression or evolution of the rock-solid vending machine that we’re all familiar with, and the popularity is growing. The evolution of food itself in continuing and high quality is the demand. Great nutrition; great taste and great availability. It’s a no brainer.