Glacier is the state's largest seller of vended water, marketing primarily to immigrant customers who might not trust tap water, according to the Environmental Working Group.
Vended water is typically ordinary tap water that is filtered and treated as it passes through the machine, the report said.
Operators attribute the low profit margins in vended
foods to high equipment costs, high product costs, high labor and equipment maintenance costs, relatively low price points, poor consumer perception of vended
foods, and a high degree of waste.
Figure 36: Opinions regarding vending machines and vended
products, agree summary, by age, October 2007
Canteen's brand partnerships, combined with their double-your-money-back freshness guarantee and new initiatives in the delivery, production, and presentation of their vended
food service, form part of a mission to re-launch the company and lead the nation's vending industry.
Because each machine can be quickly adapted, we can easily experiment with new items and respond to customer requests, without giving up popular vended