WILLISTON, S.C. – May 6, 2019 - Crane Merchandising Systems, a Crane Co. company and the leading global manufacturer of innovative solutions for vending machines, cashless systems, enterprise software solutions, and wireless communications is “Building Experiences” through several next-generation product offerings which was demonstrated at the 2019 NAMA Show April 24-26. The company also launched a national “Building Experiences” campaign at the show.
As San Francisco recently became the latest city to outlaw cashless businesses, the future of smart vending and unattended retail may seem uncertain.
The concept of self-service is rapidly changing. Sure, vending machines where consumers can drop a handful of coins in exchange for a can of soda aren’t extinct, but tech is changing the way consumers interact with these machines.
According to the PYMNTS Unattended Retail Tracker, smart vending is expected to grow by 12 percent to 14 percent over the next few years. And the global intelligent vending machine market is on track to hit $5 billion by 2025.