Industry: 5962—Automatic Merchandising Machine Operators
Establishments primarily engaged in the retail sale of products by means of automatic merchandising units, also referred to as vending machines. This industry does not include the operation of coin-operated service machines, such as music machines, amusement and game machines, and lockers and scales. Insurance policies sold through vending machines are classified in Insurance, Major Group 63 or Major Group 64. Establishments primarily engaged in operating music machines, amusement and game machines, lockers and scales, and most other coin-operated service machines, are classified in Services, Division I.

Coin-operated machines selling merchandiseMerchandising, automatic (sale of products through vending
Dispensing machine sale of products—retailVending machine sale of products
Codes Titles Number of US Businesses
5962Merchandising Machine Operators10,783
596200Merchandising machine operators8,519
59620000Merchandising machine operators8,519
596201Food vending machines1,793
59620100Food vending machines884
59620101Candy and snack food vending machines746
59620102Sandwich and hot food vending machines163
596202Beverage vending machines301
59620200Beverage vending machines175
59620201Cold drinks vending machines83
59620202Hot drinks and soup vending machines43
596299Merchandising machine operators, nec170
59629901Cigarettes vending machines102
59629902Novelty vending machines68