Industry Celebrates Inaugural National Vending Day

Posted On: 3/7/2019

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CHICAGO – As the industry celebrates the inaugural March 7 annual National Vending Day, the White House has sent the National Automatic Merchandising Association a proclamation hailing the occasion.

From product sales and contests to parties and educational events, industry members across the country are finding creative ways to mark the occasion.

According to the White House message: "Vending machines and other convenience services play an important role in bolstering our nation’s robust economy.  From production and purchasing to manufacturing and distribution, the convenience services industry supports jobs for hardworking men and women in communities across our country.”

To mark this day, NAMA will showcase the U.S. services industry -- the majority of which is comprised of vending -- and its total economic impact of nearly $25 billion.  The association is emphasizing that the industry is represented in every community across the United States through traditional vending and micromarkets -- unattended retail -- as well as office coffee and pantry services.

According to NAMA, the industry provides 140,000 good paying jobs with $7.21 billion in wages, and pays $3.5 billion taxes at every level of government.

Click here to learn more about National Vending Day and find tool kits, logos and more to help you celebrate our industry. Operators can join the conversation on social media using #VendingDay.

“We are thankful to the White House for the message of support for National Vending Day.  This inaugural celebration represents a win-win, with the industry working to together to increase awareness of its enormous value to consumers and the U.S. economy, and build excitement in the channel,” said NAMA president and chief executive Carla Balakgie. “Vending machines and other convenience services play an important role in bolstering our nation’s robust economy.  From production and purchasing to manufacturing and distribution, the convenience services industry supports jobs for hardworking men and women in communities across our country.”