Top 10 food and drink products: UK vending machines

Carbonates took the top spot in terms of sales through UK vending machines in 2005, with sales of £501.6 million.

Confectionery and sweet and savoury snacks followed in second and third place, with sales of £366.7 million and £182.6 million respectively, according to Euromonitor International.

Sales through vending machines in the UK
£ mn 2005
Carbonates 501.6
Confectionery 366.7
Sweet and savoury snacks 182.6
Tea 144.6
Coffee 113.7
Cold drinks 89.2
Hot chocolate 72.5
Fruit/vegetable juice 54.6
Functional drinks 25.4
Biscuits 23.1
Euromonitor International