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 Operators10,741
596200Merchandising machine operators8,553
59620000Merchandising machine operators8,553
596201Food vending machines1,730
59620100Food vending machines854
59620101Candy and snack food vending machines720
59620102Sandwich and hot food vending machines156
596202Beverage vending machines291
59620200Beverage vending machines174
59620201Cold drinks vending machines78
59620202Hot drinks and soup vending machines39
596299Merchandising machine operators, nec167
59629901Cigarettes vending machines98
59629902Novelty vending machines69