2016 Launch of New Product Guide

Industry leading snack vending machine manufacturer U-Select-It is incredibly pleased to announce the launch of their new 2016 Product Guide, available right now at www.uselectit.com. The guide is filled with an overview and general information about all of the state-of-the-art new products from the company that are already making their

Government and Technology Regulations Impact Vending Industry

There are very few industries in the world today that don’t have to worry about things like government regulations and the dramatic shift caused by disruptive technology. If you ask any vending machine manufacturer, they would tell you that they’re dealing with both of these issues on a daily basis

Vending Machines that Replace Fast Food Workers

Even as recently as a few short years ago, the vending machine was seen as something of a stop gap device – a temporary solution to the problem of hunger or thirst in between meals. People who didn’t necessarily have time in between classes or on work breaks could look

How Vending Machines Are Bringing China and Japan Closer

What is it that is bringing these two countries of China and Japan closer? Surprisingly vending machines. These unmanned machines are already a huge hit in Japan, and it looks as though China isn’t far behind in adding vending machines for just about anything you can think of. Discussions are

Strategic Vending Around The World & Why They Work

Generally speaking, innovation is one of the most important parts of doing business – regardless of the type of industry you happen to operate in. This is especially true in terms of vending machine solutions, where most customers seem to have a “one size fits all” approach to their needs.

U-Select-It Welcomes Alejandro Castillo

March 12, 2015-Des Moines, IA – U-Select-It welcomes Alejandro (Alex) Castillo to our team as USI, Latin American Technical Service Manager.  With 25+ years of experience working with USI and other brands in Mexico, as a customer (Secic, AutoMercadeo/Kiosko) and contract support person.  Alex has been utilizing his Electronic Engineering

U-SELECT-IT MACHINES INMETRO CERTIFIED FOR SALES IN BRAZIL

As recent as this quarter there are now several models of vending machines that have achieved ‘INMETRO’ for sales in Brazil. INMETRO is short for “Instituto Nacional de Metrologia”, “Normalização e Qualidade Industrial”, or “National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology.” This institute is accredited by the Ministry of Development,

Chill, With Your Own Personal Cold Beverage Vending Machine

Vending machine manufacturers create a wide variety of machines that can suit the needs of almost any establishment. Such companies also have a line of personal vending machines, as well. The Hisense Chill Machine is a personal vending machine that hit big in Australia because of its 36-72 can and

Vending Machines Provide Groceries For Vancouver Apartment Buildings

An apartment building complex can cater to its tenants by incorporating vending machines into the lobbies. Vending machines can provide a wide variety of necessities for apartment dwellers who do not have time to visit the local grocery store. The time of plain vending machines that simply hold candy and

Vending FDA Food Compliance Deadline December 31st | What You Need To know

This month the National Automatic Merchandising Association began notifying vending operators that they are required to complete their food facility registration. This announcement came about as the NAMA sought clarification on this issue from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Here’s what this announcement means for you as a snack

Global Snack Food Sales Hit $374 Billion Annually

Vending machine snacks continue to be popular across the globe. In fact, worldwide sales increased in 2013 by 2 percent, reaching $374 billion, according to a Nielsen report that polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries. While the majority of sales are still composed of sweet confections and baked goods, the

Take Your Vending to New Heights with the New Alpine 5000 Elevator

When vending machine owners are seeking out the most productive ways to sell products to their customers, one unit that stands apart is the new Alpine 5000 Elevator. It has features not found in other merchandisers, like a new elevator that gently dispenses more types of beverages, fruits, dairy products,

Ideal Vending Machines for Kids

It is no secret kids love vending machines. Whether they are at school, a local recreation center, or an arcade, few children can resist the alluring glow of a big metal machine that can grant them any sugary treat they choose. If you own any type of business where young

Coffee Shop Convenience in the Office

Coffee is arguably the official fuel we run on. There is a reason every coffee shop in town is packed to the brim on a weekday morning. The kick of caffeine is just what we need to get us ready to work, and the variety of great flavors available gives

Soda Vending Machine, Cure All

Sometimes I am amazed they do not market Coca-Cola for medicinal purposes. This morning I commuted with what felt like fiery hot coals in my insides complete with acid reflux and complete physical duress. I should not have stayed up so late last night first of all. That last pitcher