by | Feb 25, 2021

CBS Icon


Subscribe on iTunes

Want to create a five-star meal with a vending machine price tag, head to Singapore. I’m Brian Banmiller on Business.

In the middle of most Singapore neighborhoods, you can feed pretty much any craving with a couple of bucks. According to a b-b-c business reporter who lives in Singapore some of the delicacies inside vending machines include sashimi-style salmon, salad, and high-end steak. Others stock bread, curry puffs, pizza, fresh-squeezed juice, and cooked chili crab. So why the buy with buttons option? According to the b-b-c, machines offer people their own retail space. If they want to try out a new product it’s cheaper and easier to offer it in a machine than trying to open your own store. And besides launching a business, others are modeling them around vending machines. One company has a chain of cafes that serves hot local dishes from machines. Another uses them as unstaffed convenience stores to sell everything from band-aids to baked beans. And business is growing. Revenue has gone from ninety-one million in twenty fourteen to almost one hundred and five million in twenty nineteen.  Got change for a dollar? Brian Banmiller, CBS news.

Brian Banmiller

About Brian

CBS News Radio national business journalist Brian Banmiller has spent more than 40 years in the news industry, covering business, politics and the economy on television, radio and in print. Currently, his “Banmiller on Business” reports are delivered to an audience of millions nationwide.

Never miss an update.

Click “Like” below to get my latest updates directly in your Facebook feed.

Popular Reports, Articles & Videos

Latest CBS Radio Reports

Top Articles

Top Videos

Brian's diverse experience and unique perspectives combine with his pleasant and personal manner to engage audiences on many levels. From his days as an Air Force squadron commander to his long career as a business journalist, commentator and public speaker, Brian's approach to speaking and presentation is thought-provoking, inspirational and creative.

"The Technology Tornado: Media & Communications in the Modern Era"

See highlights from Brian's recent Ernst & Young "Continuing Education Conference" speech and hear directly from conference attendees.

Phoenix Convention Center
August 28th, 2019

Additional speech samples / videos are available upon request. Contact Brian to learn more.