Category Archives: The Vending Climate

Insight from Seaga experts into the changing climate of the Vending Industry.

Seaga Vending Celebrates 25th Year

This year is our 25th Anniversary in business for Seaga, and we would love to thank our loyal customers for two and a half decades of support. In celebration of this event we will be releasing the Seaga 25 Series, … Continue reading

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Rising Prices Surely Affect Vending

With increasing fuel prices due to unrest in the Middle East and developing countries straining supply, other political factors have influenced the price of cocoa and sugar leading to several well known chocolatiers such as Hershey’s to announce an increase … Continue reading

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FDA Proposes New Vending Regulations

Two tentative regulations were proposed by the FDA regarding caloric labels on menus and menu boards in chain restaurants, retail food establishments, and most importantly to us– vending machines. Luckily, they are still tentative and the FDA is open to … Continue reading

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NAMA – A Real Boon to the Up and Coming Vendor

Have you joined? National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) that is – Oftentimes the extraordinary benefits of NAMA are overlooked by the newbies of vending. At a few hundred dollars per year for membership, many suffer from immediate sticker-shock. However, the … Continue reading

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Cashless Vending and The Average Operator

The future of vending, and the advancement of cashless technology become ever more intertwined with a growing consumer base desiring the ability to purchase their vended products on the fly with a quick and easy swipe of the card. As … Continue reading

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Negotiating Vending Locations

The ability to negotiate for a vending location is perhaps one of the most valuable skills a small operator can have. Identifying and securing new locations is how you start and expand your business and maintain success. Step One – … Continue reading

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Implementing Customer Loyalty In The Impulsive Vending Market

Fostering customer loyalty within the vending industry is no small task, but with the growth of present day innovations it is no longer a whimsical fancy either.  Many programmable vending machines offer product packages such as meal deals, or giveaway … Continue reading

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Burden Or Blessing?

Government regulation is a prime factor in changes to any industry, and lately vending has been in the crosshairs.  Every day new regulations involved aimed at improving nutrition is saddled on those in vending, and consequently is lamented as targeting … Continue reading

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The Missing Key—Full-meal Vending Machines

Running late for a seven o’clock morning meeting, Julie did not have time to make her lunch today.  Instead she would rely on her humming companion in the break room to provide her with a quick meal before the start … Continue reading

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Mechanical Vending, The Undervalued Class

The oldest form of vending finds relevance in a Green society. Mechanical vending has a long history beginning thousands of years ago in 215 BC, when a Greek mathematician by the name of Hero invented a simple machine to vend a … Continue reading

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