Vending machine dispenses healthy advice and product

A candy-filled vending machine is dispening healthy reminders to customers to brush their teeth.

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Reinventing the vending machine

Between the "back-to-basics" of fresh food, and the "back-to-the-future" of new tech, vending kiosks have bright outlook.

Super Bowl winner teams up with Healthy Vending kiosks

Seattle Seahawks fullback becomes healthy vending kiosk franchisee to support his healthy living foundation.

Robot-powered kiosks seek frozen yogurt domination

Robofusion's CEO believes his kiosk concept will put a dent in the fro-yo industry.

Bitcoin 'vending machine' now live in New Mexico

The Bitcoin Machine is officially fired up inside the Imbibe cigar bar.

'Kill Switch' legislation and the ecoATM

A federal bill aimed at curbing smartphone thefts could offer a boost to the device recycling-kiosk company.

Technology meets beauty in the NYC subway

A L'Oreal retail kiosk in the Bryant Park subway station gives New Yorkers a high-tech beauty consultation.

Outerwall moves ecoATM focus from malls to grocery stores

Outerwall posts a quaterly profit on core-business gains, with an expanded focus on ecoATM locations.

Outerwall turns to kiosks to push business boundaries

The company posted $554 million in revenue, although the figure is slightly lower than expected.

Locksmiths beware: New kiosks cut digitally-stored copies of keys

The kiosks are rolling out in New York City and include Coinstar's founder as an investor.

Coca-Cola connects India with Pakistan through interactive kiosks

Vending kiosks in both countries bring people together to bridge a tempestuous divide.

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NEWS


Vending technology and social networking used in Cadbury publicity stunt

One of Cadbury's latest marketing strategies combined vending machine technology with social networking, according to Digital Spy.  By registering their Facebook profile, customers were treated to a free Cadbury chocolate bar from the Joy Generator vending machine. The machine operated for one day only in Sydney.

Healthy vending: One of the fastest growing industries in the nation

The Automatic Merchandising State of the Industry report said there is a growing demand from consumers and operators for healthy vending products, according to a press release. "Vendors reported that healthy food attributed as much as a 25-percent upswing in...

Fendi installs luxury handbag vending, reaches out to millennials

Italian fashion house Fendi has stationed luxury handbag-dispending vending kiosks at its new Soho location in New York, according to TimeOut.  The machines were launched as a marketing effort designed to reach out to millennials, the article said.

Fresh Healthy Vending to expand operations to more than 200 locations

Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc. plans to open 100 new locations across the country, according to a company announcement.  "Our location procurement team has been busy securing quality locations for our franchisees.

Gold available for purchase at New York ATM

Stack's Rare Coins, run by Stack's Bowers Galleries, has opened a gold-dispensing ATM on New York's West 57th Street. Using a debit card, customers can purchase gold bars and silver coins from the ATM, according to an article in Scouting...

New tastes, technology spawn new world of self-service

"Champagne wishes and caviar dreams" aren't out of reach in the new dawn of kiosks. The latest advances in self-service food reveal a line of extravagant items that are replacing the images of junk food we once associated with vending...

USConnect and VendScreen agreement: Customers receive special touchscreen rates and services

USConnect, a nationwide independent food supplier, has partnered with VendScreen Inc., a touchscreen payment technology company, to provide products and services for USConnect affiliates. VendScreen signed a Strategic Supplier agreement that allows affiliates to receive group rates on touchscreen merchandise...

Major League Baseball All-Star festivities offer self-service beer vending

At the Major League Baseball All-Star events, fans at Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, can count on a new addition to concessions: beer vending machines. According to FoodBeast.com, collaboration between Delaware North and Anheuser-Busch resulted in DraftServ, a...

Self-service lottery kiosk teeing off at Ohio golf course

The city council of Parma, Ohio, has approved the installation of a self-service lottery kiosk at the Ridgewood Municipal Golf Course, reports Cleveland.com. Lottery officials will install the self-service machine and train golf course staff to assist customers, Cleveland.com reported....

AVT targets NASCAR fans with clothing partnership

Custom vending machine supplier AVT is aiming to develop brand recognition among 75 million NASCAR fans via a clothing line partnership. Panic Switch Army, a clothing line that caters for NASCAR fans, was co-founded by NASCAR driver Kurt Busch, former...

Rice second Seahawks player to become Fresh Healthy Vending franchisee

NFL Super Bowl 2014 Champion Sidney Rice has joined fellow teammate Michael Robinson as a Fresh Healthy Vending franchisee. Rice, the Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver, purchased 17 combo machines from the San Diego, California-based healthy vending franchisor, which he plans...

Reverse vending machines give Air Miles for recyclables

Schools in Muscat, Oman are to receive reverse vending machines (RVMs), according to the Oman Daily Observer. The machines, which will be supplied by Averda, accept empty plastic bottles, cans, light bulbs and domestic batteries and in return reward recycling...

365 Retail Markets offers micro market kiosk upgrades

Troy, Michigan-based self-checkout technology manufacturer 365 Retail Markets announced it is helping micro markets upgrade to its machines with a new, limited-time replacement offer. It is offering a kiosk replacement plan allowing existing, non-365 micro market operators to convert to...

Microsoft Surface tablets and RFID tags power LeanBox kiosks

Needham, Massachusetts-based LeanBox is supplying self-service healthy food kiosks equipped with Microsoft Surface Tablets, RFID-tagged products and contactless membership cards. LeanBox’s flagship product is called fyfo, which stands for “for you, for others”, Shea Coakley, LeanBox’s co-founder and CEO, explained...

Washington State considers allowing marijuana vending machines

The recent unveiling of the ZaZZZ pot vending machine in Colorado has the State of Washington thinking about permitting the use of marijuana kiosks, reports the Seattle Times. ZaZZZ is an automated marijuana dispensary kiosk from American Green, a division...

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