Introducing Vending World new website

Vending World New WebsiteDear visitors, we are pleased to officially announce the launch of our brand new website. The goal of this new design is to provide better user experience for all device types and deliver high quality of the content. Our purpose will still remain to better serve almost all of your general vending machine needs. The new site launch is available and the you can visit us at

With thousands of people visit our website each day,  it was time for refreshment. Design trends changed in the last few years and the spectre of devices you are using to get here moved us to create a mobile friendly – responsive web design.

Our team has worked collaboratively to put together a new website rich in information to be used as a resource just for you. We pride ourselves on being a leader in refurbished and used vending equipment business in California 17 years on the internet 1998-2015. 

We will be updating our content with helpful information and new posts on our blog. We hope you find the new website with a brand new look, ease of access and we wish to establish this portal as a source of information for our visitors.

You can find more information and our main products here.

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Modern Life Vending Trends

Sometimes vending machine operators are faced with ethical dilemmas. One in nine US women use the morning after pill as a contraceptive device. There are machines at one Pennsylvania college that dispense the pills.

The morning after pill is basically a high potency birth control pill that prevents ovulation. It must be taken within a few days after intercourse. Most users are white women who have higher education. They take the pill because they forgot to take preventative measures or they are worried that the method they had used failed, such as a broken condom. The morning after pill was approved for usage fifteen years ago.

Vending Machines

When I first heard about these types of pills being vended I thought that the controversy that would arise would be from the right to life advocates. These pills are viewed by some as abortion pills.
One source said that he didn’t think you could go to a college in the United States and not be able to obtain information about these pills on campus. Those under seventeen are required to have a prescription for the pills.

There are at least five brands of the pills available on the US market and they cost from thirty five to sixty dollars a dosage at a pharmacy depending on the company that makes them.These pills are sold over the counter so an insurer would only pay for some or all of the cost without a doctor’s prescription.

About one in four women in their early twenties have taken a morning after pill. Women who were never married were more likely to take the pill at one in five, and then married women at one in twenty.

In a survey of 12,000 women fifty nine percent claimed to have taken it once, twenty four percent said they took it twice, and seventeen percent said they used the pill three or more times.Women who use the morning after pill three or more times probably need some guidance or counseling regarding a different method of birth control, although it is certainly an advance over actual abortions as a means of birth control, depending on your convictions and ideology. But just in terms of physiological and psychological impact on the woman it is preferable to abortion.

From a lay perspective I would imagine that right to life individuals would still consider a morning after pill as an abortion pill. I think it would be a lot less traumatic for the women involved though. Largely the controversy with these pills being vended is that there are certain side affects but no long term or serious side effects. They are safe for almost every woman.

Slight nausea, headaches, tired, dizzy, lower abdominal cramps, and tender breasts. Dramamine is recommended an hour before taking the contraceptive pill and it is also recommended that if a woman takes a morning after pill and vomits within one hour of taking the dose she should repeat it just to make sure that it has been absorbed.

The warnings would be on the packaging of the pills being vended along with instructions of course but there would be no verbal instructions from a pharmacist and that was probably what the controversy was about regarding medication dispensed through a vending machine.

However, you can now get prescriptions dispensed in hospital trauma centers and emergency rooms. There is a service called InstyMeds that does just that. The patient enters a security code that details there prescriptions and insurance coverage. Naturally pharmacists object to a machine replacing their knowledge and expertise. InstyMeds stresses that it is not a replacement for pharmacies but rather something that can cut down wait times in an emergency.

A study done by InstyMeds show that 90% of patients that use their machine actually fill their prescriptions as opposed to 30% that go unfilled the traditional way. As well, most calls about medication and script involve insurance questions rather than questions about how to take the medication and possible side effects.

Regardless, this seems like it will be a growing trend. It could cut prescription costs by reducing the dispensing fee. There might be increased access because of a twenty four hour trauma center when you could fill a prescription at any time. So there are likely opportunities and challenges in a new frontier for savvy and forward thinking vending machine operators.

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Vending Machines Are Fun!

Vending machines are ingenious and interesting. People love them. They are fun to use and convenient. The first vending machine, in the first century, dispensed holy water.

Vending machines came into prominence in the industrial age. The first vending machines sold post cards in London in the early 1800’s. The first American machine was built in  1888 by Thomas Adams Gum Company, selling gum on New York City train platforms.

Very old candy vending machine

Small games were added to these machines in 1897, when Pulver Manufacturing Company added small figures that spun around when a purchase was made. And this spawned a whole generation of devices known as trade stimulater’s which were undoubtedly the precursor to pin ball machines and slot machines.

For two cents it gave you a low voltage shock

Japan has the most vending machines of any country with one machine for every 23 people. They dispense everything from rice to pornography as well as iPods, live plants, sexual lubricants, live lobsters, fresh meat and eggs.

egg vending machine

I can remember seeing my dad off at the airport in the 1960’s and he bought insurance out of a vending machine. This was profitable for the insurer because the risk of a plane going down was low, statistically very low. It paid out to the survivors for the death of the buyer. These vendors gradually disappeared; they had to pay out a few to many I guess.

When I lived in Saskatoon as a child there was a machine in the corner store and if you put in two cents and grabbed the handles it would give you a low voltage shock. Usually I and my friends would hold hands so that we could share the joy. Yes, it does seem a weird.

 Don’t pull! It’s not worth it! 

Probably the most profitable machines are the ones with peanuts, or hard candy, gumballs, that kind of thing. The person puts a nickel in, probably about a quarter now, and turns the crank and it’s a screw like device and when it gets to the end the customer opens the silver swing door and fills their hand. The stuff in there won’t spoil and it doesn’t require any power so maintenance is cheap and there is a high mark up; bulk  gumballs are 2 cents and they sell for a quarter. That’s profit! And they are not easy to steal from unless you take the whole machine.

Places like hospitals have a lot of vending machines. When I worked at Royal Colombian Hospital they had a lot of machines on the lower level. It was a vend cafeteria. After hours it was just the vending machines. Most of these modern machines take five, ten and even twenty dollar bills. Some of them are a little touchy about accepting paper. I’m not sure why, Canadian money has more safeguards than US paper. These machines sold food you could heat up in the microwaves. I mean it was snacks but you could assemble a meal out of them.

Vending Drink Machine

Before we get too much further I think I should mention that if your treat gets stuck in the machine you can try pushing it through with another purchase or calling the number that is provided somewhere on the machine, usually on the bottom where change comes out, but what you shouldn’t do is try to tilt the machine and get your goodies that way. These machines often have a high center of gravity and what happens is that they can fall on you and crush you to death. It happens. They warn you on the machine not to do it. Don’t pull! It’s not worth it! The Journal of the American Medical Association documents 15 cases in 2011 of crush accidents and three of them died and the other 12 required hospitalizations for their injuries. We have all done it. I’ve done the rocking thing. The deal is that it only requires a twenty percent tilt angle to fall on you. What’s worse? Losing a couple of bucks or—picture yourself with just your arms sticking out from under a huge machine and a puddle of blood seeping out. That would actually be a funny scene in a movie, “Gimme my Ding Dong you bleep bleep piece of bleep!” Crash! Then total silence. They weigh over 800 pounds these machines.

 I saw one at Hooters in Vegas

No shaking the vending machine

When I first moved to Vegas I had a bag full of Canadian coins. I’d just collected them and when I took off from Vancouver I threw them into the trunk of my Dodge. I’m living there for a while and I’m hanging  around downtown and I’m in the Pioneer and I notice penny slots. I go to the car and grab them. See, these are slots. It’s pretty dull. I’m just trying to get rid of them, I want to lose. I actually hit: 1200 coins. That’s twelve bucks. You weren’t supposed to use Canadian coins in their machines. The exchange rate at this time was something like 68%.

But nobody caught me and I finally got tired of trying to lose and went somewhere else. Coin fraud isn’t too much of a problem for vending machine operators in North America, especially when their machines are further south of the Canadian border. Many US machines won’t dispense for Canadian coins because of a different composition, even though the coins are the same size. Besides which the Canadian dollar has been close to par for a number of years now and sometimes over par. I can remember using Canadian coins in US machines and losing the coin without getting my purchase. What was I going to do? Complain? I was trying to cheat the machine.

It’s more of a problem in Europe where there are so many different currencies of similar size and consistency.

Vending machines don’t just dispense food or other products, you can hook up to the Internet from a pay machine, I saw one at Hooters in Vegas. There are machines that can charge your iPod, for example. You can get your shoes shined. Fresh cooked French fries. I used one of those. They were good French fries.

charger vending machines

When I lived in NY in my early childhood, we sometimes went in the Horn and Hardart Cafeteria. This was a restaurant that had these little cubby hole deals and you could put your coins in and the door opened, glass doors. Baked beans, macaroni and cheese, creamed spinach, buns, beans and fish cakes, and coffee, later on Salisbury steak and stew. Horn and Hardart opened their first automat in 1902. The restaurants were popular during the depression.
When people took a selection the small cubicle was replenished by unseen workers from behind the dispenser. Women gave out change in nickels. In the 1940’s and’50’s more than 50 Horn and Hardart restaurants served 350,000 customers a day in New York City. I was fasinated with the place when I was a kid.

 They are ready to dispense at any hour of any day

Fast food restaurants contributed to putting them out of business. The last New York Horn and Hardart closed in 1991.

Have you ever seen those honor vending systems? Usually in an office lunch room, the products are unsecured and they are in a cardboard enclosure and you drop the money in a slot in a cardboard enclosure and take your selection. That probably wouldn’t be a profitable business everywhere. Presumably white collar types would be honest as opposed to menial workers, but maybe not. I have seen these things before as a casual worker. I can’t remember if I stole from it or not.

Newspaper dispensers are honor systems. Put your money in and grab a paper, a single paper rather than two or the whole lot of them. These paper boxes have warnings, box under surveillance, but I doubt it.

So what’s the deal with vending machines? 

Here’s some you maybe didn’t think of. You put a dime in a telescope and you can watch things, at look out places, on top of a mountain. Or get condoms and Tampax in bathrooms. You can rent DVDs in the supermarket now. I think that’s really good, but you need a credit card . It’s only a buck and a half.

There aren’t any more cigarette vending machines in schools. They also removed pop dispensers from some schools in a effort to combat juvenile obesity.

Safeway had a machine that would count your coins and give you a receipt and took seven percent of your loot, which isn’t too bad if you don’t feel like counting and packing coins. I don’t know why they got rid of them, seven percent with a low maintenance cost seems like a nice mark up.

So what’s the deal with vending machines? I’m still trying to nail down why, exactly why I like them so much. Maybe I prefer not to interact with people. It’s fast, it’s easy, I never got a bad product. It’s not always cheap, but it’s also not prohibitive. Why wait in line to buy something that you can get immediately from a machine. Although I don’t drink, some of these machines in Europe dispense booze. There is one in Germany that sells bicycle inner tubes. They must do a lot of biking around there. There is a machine in the Netherlands that dispenses library books. I don’t know, I thought the library was free. Maybe it is free and you use your library card to get a book. They do have an automatic check out machine in my local library. The Netherlands machine probably allows people to borrow after library hours.

That is another aspect of the attraction of vending machines, they are ready to dispense at any hour of any day. In hospitals, ferry terminals, bus and train stations, airports, anywhere that people gather and wait, day or night.

Book vending machine!

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Keeping Your Vending Machine Safe

There have been numerous stories in the news recently about vending machines being vandalized and robbed, so much so that it might actually be enough to stop people entering the lucrative vending industry. While the news is always disturbing, you also have to look at where the vandalism is taking place. You rarely hear about a vending machine being trashed when it is located inside a mall or other area that see’s a ton of traffic. Those are without a doubt the most lucrative spots for machine owners, which is why it’s important to think carefully about placement when starting a vending machine business.

There are people that will get into the industry by purchasing a refurbished machine online or from private seller in their area. The problem with going that route is that you are then forced to get out there and try and find places to put the machine. Depending on how much you paid for the machine, you may settle for a place that you know isn’t the best choice, simply because you have to start generating some income to recover your initial investment. This is where you have to ask yourself if the money you might save by buying from a private seller is worth the hassle of searching out your own location.

iPod vending machine © by D.L.

Where you choose to place your vending machine might also very well depend on what the contents of said machine are. A simple little gumball or coke vending machine might go unscathed in a dodgy location, but a machine that holds high end electronic products isn’t likely to last very long in that same spot. Choosing the perfect place to put your machine involves a little bit of thought, which is why you are better purchasing your machine from a professional distributor, such as yours truly.

We have been in the vending machine business since 1968, so it somewhat goes without saying that we know a thing or two about, not only the machines, but where they should be placed. There are certain types of machines that do better in certain locations than others. For example, an iPod machine is not likely to go over that well if placed inside a dollar store, just as a sugary snack machine may not be suitable for a fitness club. Some of it is just common sense, but it’s easy to have that go out the window when you are excited about starting up your own business.

Another reason to consider buying from a distributor is because you will then have access to any new parts, flavor tags, or other miscellaneous items that are essential to keep your vending business running smoothly. Taking the time to purchase from a trusted source and really thinking about where your machine should be located will prevent your machine from becoming a notch on the vending vandals bed post.

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Grab A Coke, Count The Calories

It wasn’t so very long ago that cigarettes were the only products, other than harmful chemicals of course, that came with warning labels attached. It now seems that they are everywhere  thanks in large part to a health conscious group of folks that want everyone to be aware of what they put in their bodies. While not necessarily considered health warnings, calorie counts have become very common on food packaging, letting the consumer know just how many calories they will be ingesting when they drink that soda or eat that pack of chips.

The feeling has always been that people don’t really pay attention to what is printed on those labels, so there is now a movement on to make sure that everyone gets to see that calorie number up close and personal. McDonald’s recently announced that they would be putting calorie counts beside every item on their menu, as a way of keeping the consumer informed as to just what they are eating. It sounds like a fair enough idea, but you have to wonder just how much attention people are really paying to those numbers on the menu, as the addition of them hasn’t really done much to halt the sales of Big Macs.

Coca-Cola are the latest to join the calorie counting craze, having recently announced that their latest vending machines will come with the number clearly displayed on the selection button. This is a forward thinking move by Coke, who many believe are trying to stay ahead of the new regulations that are expected to appear next year. Although not yet full ironed out, it’s believed that the new regulations will require restaurants and vending machines to display calorie counts for every item that they serve.

How many calories? © by hermyzzz

In addition to the calorie counts being displayed on the labels and the coke cans themselves, the coke vending machines are also expected to have stickers that will encourage consumers to check the number before they buy. Rather than taking the negative side of this decision, Coke has actually welcomed the move, stating that they like giving their customers more choice. it’s their belief that folks will still buy Coke products, but may instead try something a little different as opposed to just sticking with the same soda that they choose every time.

It seems as though vending machines and fast food chains have come under fire more than ever in recent months, but that has done nothing to stop people from using both. If you are someone that was interested in perhaps starting your own vending machine business, this is not news that should make you question that decision. Coke is very much on board with these changes and is delivering the new machines to prove it. If they really believed that the vending machine business was in any danger, do you really believe they would continue to produce machines? The answer is no, because they are well aware that the vending machine industry is one that continues to expand and pull in huge dollars each and every year.

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All You Need For School From A Vending Machine

I’m pretty sure that most of you have heard about some of the stuff that ends up being sold in vending machines across the world. There are all kinds of weird food items, high-end electronics, and all manner of items that you wouldn’t normally think would end up in a machine that sits side by side with a soda can vending machine. The fact that these new machines continue to pop up is testament to the love affair that the world seems to have with vending machines. The latest group to hop on board the vending train are the great minds at Harvard, and unlike some of the pother crazy machines across the globe, the items in the school of higher learning machine makes perfect sense.

While you might expect the average vending machine at a university to be filled with snack foods and energy drinks, the Momba machines at Harvard contain items that every student needs in order to survive. The machines contain such essentials as shampoo, toothbrushes, red cups, and of course phone chargers so that students can call home for an extension on their credit card. They can actually use those cards to pay at the Momba machines, as well as cash and even campus currency.

Harvard University campus © by First Daffodils

While some may be quick to write off this new breed of vending machines as nothing more than a cool little gimmick, the reality is that the idea actually delivers on a need that students have. The university is located in an urban area and has experienced a recent spate of violent attacks and rapes on and around campus. the last thing a student wants to do is run out of something vital, only to be forced outside late at night. The Momba machines allow them to get the items they need without putting their personal safety at risk.

The name Momba is derived from the phrase “mom bot’” because, let’s face it, it’s usually the matriarch of the family that is responsible for making sure that their child received regular care packages filled with all those essential items. The machines aren’t likely to take the place of Mom any time soon, but they can help cover the students during those times when they run out of the essentials before the next care package arrives.

It’ll be interesting to see just how well the machines do at Harvard, with success likely to lead to Momba machines showing up in schools all over the country. If you have given some thought about getting into the vending machine business and think that the Momba machines will take away some of your potential business, think again. As much as students need toothpaste and cell phone chargers, they still need those energy drink and sugary snacks to help them cram through the night for that next big exam.

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Vending For Charity

You only have to look at the vending machines that sit side by side in schools, malls, and superstores to see that the war between Coke and Pepsi is very much alive and well. it is a battle that has raged for longer than most of us can remember, with many people thinking that both sides have gone a little too far in the name of corporate greed. The reality is that there is more than enough room on the block for both, with the majority of people choosing a side based on taste rather than some forgettable celebrity endorsement.

There are many people out there that have become more than a little jaded with this ongoing fight for dominance, but the Coca-Cola company has just implemented something on their vending machines that is sure to make people see them in a much better light. What they have done has enabled some of their machines to be able to accept charitable donations on behalf of the American Red Cross. Before everyone automatically jumps up in anger and assumes that Coke is somehow guilting you into buying, it’s worth noting that you can in fact leave a donation without purchasing a coke product.

American Red Cross © by The Eggplant

At the moment the machines are only available in the metro Atlanta area, but if all goes well, it would appear that the charitable possibilities are endless. The way the machines work is pretty straightforward. Once you have made your purchase you will be given the option to donate an amount of your choice via debit or credit card. As we already mentioned, you can also just choose to make a straight donation via the vending machine, even if you choose to buy a soda from the Pepsi machine next door.

What this does is give people an easy way to donate to a worthwhile charity, no matter which side of the soda war they sit on. This is all about a company setting aside the business of sales and marketing for a minute to focus on what’s really important in the world  Yes, there are likely to be those that remain skeptical and believe that Coca-Cola are doing this for their own selfish needs, but that would be a cynical approach that is most likely very far from the truth.

Vending machines have long been used to bring convenience to the consumer, and this charitable enterprise is just one way that the people can say thank you for the service that is being provided. By that, we don’t mean the service of the good people at Coke, but the ones delivered by the caring souls at the American Red Cross. How great would our world be if the help they provided was available to all for free via a vending machine. Alas it’s not, so we urge you to support them by making a donation at one of the Atlanta malls were the charitable vending machines are housed.

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The Coke Machine Of The Future

Coke Vending Machine

Science fiction movies always have a way of teasing us with products that don’t yet exist, but which we wish were available now. We might not yet be anywhere near the day when we all have flying cars, and robots that do all of our housework, but we are about to see a much smarter vending machine. As much as we all love those wonderful machines that dispense our favorite drinks and snacks, we can all agree that there is still a little room for improvement.

It seems that the good folks at Coca-Cola think so too, as they recently revealed the Coke vending machine of the future. The new machine comes equipped with a Core i7 microprocessor, has wi-fi capabilities, a rather impressive digital display, and a high-definition camera loaded on board. Think of it as an oversized laptop, albeit one that can dispense your favorite beverage if you shove a dollar inside. Oh, and for those of you wondering about that camera on the machine, you might just say it’s a preventative measure against those that get a little frustrated when the machine decided to keep your money as a souvenir.

Coke Machine at the Wingstop © by donjd2

The camera serves a purpose other than catching vending vandals red-handed, and that is gathering information about the user. Don’t worry, we aren’t talking about some sort of retinal scan here, but the machine will ask you if you want a picture taken, which can then be used by Coca-Cola for demographic targeting purposes.

The digital display on the vending machine will feature pictures of the drink choices, doing away with the buttons and flavor strips that we have all come to know and love. If you have ever used any of the new coke machines, like the one pictured above, that allow you to make different drink combinations, then you’ll have an idea of what we are talking about.

The new machines are the brainchild of Coke and Intel, who of course were the brains behind the internal workings of the machine. This really does look like the vending wave of the future, and while they are only on display in South America at the moment, it is only a matter of time before they start spreading to other parts of the world.

What this should tell you is that the world of vending is one that is constantly on the move, with more and more companies opting to sell their products via machines. This is a multi-billion dollar industry that seems to get bigger and better each and every year, and which is a solid investment for someone looking to start their own business. There is no need to wait for the next wave of vending machines to drop before getting started, as the ones that we see every day wherever we go still work perfectly fine, and are just as popular as ever.


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Starbucks Joins The Daily Vending Grind

We wrote recently about how coffee machines are making a welcome return to the world of vending. Coffee has become big business in recent years, with people seemingly happy to pay ridiculous amounts of money to get their hands of a nice cup of java. At the head of that movement was Starbucks, a Seattle based company that somehow transformed the morning cup of Joe into a luxury item that came with the customers name scribbled on the cup. Barista became part of the working mans lexicography, as did paying $5 for a single cup.

The dismal economy of the last few years has caused Starbucks to look at the way they do business and institute some changes. We are not yet ready to admit that we can see the future when it comes to vending machines, but the news that Starbucks are about to start placing their own machines in offices, airports and gas stations does make our earlier coffee vending machine post look a little prescient.


The big selling points with the Starbucks vending machines include the fact that they will be using freshly ground beans in every cup, delivering the drink at a cheaper price than in stores, and also offering 280 different drink variations from a single machine. While that all sounds great in principle, there is still some question as to whether or not regular Starbucks customers will embrace such a move.

The majority of folks that get their coffee fill from Starbucks retail stores claim that they do so because the quality of the coffee they receive there is better than anywhere else. The feeling may be that by going the vending machine route the , Starbucks will somehow be “slumming it” and delivering coffee that is far below their usual standards.

The jury is out on whether or not customers will embrace the Starbucks vending machines, but what we are sure of is that it will create a fabulous opportunity for those looking to get into the vending machine business. The same people that frown upon the Starbucks way of making coffee will be looking for an alternative to the big name java makers. What that means is that coffee vending machines that offer a quality product at a great price will be able to go head to head with the Starbucks machines.

Coffee vending machines are back and here to stay, just as we said they would be. The fact that a company that makes their money off of the coffee bean is jumping aboard the vending ship should be the ultimate proof in that pudding. If you have thought about dipping your toe into the vending machine business, then now might be the best time to do so. There are new and used machines available that will fit any entrepreneurial budget, so why not take a look to see what’s available right now and then jump right in with both feet.

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Got Milk? Vending Machines Do.

Got Milk

When most of us head to the vending machine to snag a cold beverage, it’s usually with a water or a soda in mind. As much as we enjoy a nice cold glass of milk, it’s not something that we would ever expect to get from a machine, but that’s all about to change, at least in the heart of the English countryside.

Local farmer Adam Fleming has been in the dairy industry all his life and has grown tired of the way in which major supermarkets have been handling his beloved white liquid. Mr. Fleming’s main concern is the way in which supermarkets seem happy to sell milk at ridiculously low prices, which he believes makes the whole business completely unprofitable for dairy farmers. There seems to be some truth to his theory, especially when you look at the number of dairies that have shut up shop in recent years.

Rather than allow Nell’s Dairy, which operates on his land, to meet the same fate as many that have gone before, Fleming decided to follow the lead of dairy farmers in Europe who offer their product directly to the customer, totally bypassing the supermarket route.

DSC06533 © by Bryce Edwards

The milk vending machine at Nell’s Dairy operates much in the same way that water stations work in supermarkets. Customers bring their own containers, or purchase one from the vendor, and them simply reuse them whenever they need a refill. The dairy sells liter glass bottles for £1 each, which they can then fill with milk for a further £2.

You might wonder why anyone would think about paying more for a bottle of milk than they would at their local supermarket, but Fleming says it’s what’s inside that makes all the difference. By all accounts the milk that comes from the vending machine is brimming with creamy goodness, not to mention a healthy helping of Omega 3′s. With more and more shoppers jumping on the healthy bandwagon, there is a chance that this type of milk delivery could really take off.

Fleming has no plans for world domination just yet though, especially since the farm only has a grand total of 8 cows from which to pull the milk. He does foresee his little venture moving from Eyford Hill Farm in the Cotswolds and moving into some of the bigger towns in the surrounding area. Fleming’s real hope though is that other dairy farms across Britain will look at what is happening in his little part of the world and follow his lead.

Only time will tell if customers are willing to pay more for a little extra flavor in their milk, but you have to admire someone who is willing to take that leap of faith. Perhaps the day will come when we can grab a soda from a Coke vending machine before heading to the next machine and picking up a healthy bottle of milk.

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