Kiosk encourages pet owners to step up weight control

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The Pet Step kiosk offers in-store weight analysis and tracking for a variety of household pets.

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Students write prescription for kiosk success

A drug-dispensing kiosk took home top honors at Coinstar Inc.'s February Whiteboard Challenge at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Coinstar, parent company of redbox DVD-rental kiosks and Coinstar coin-counting kiosks, hosted the competition last month to stir...

Kiosks could help golfers improve short games

We've heard of RoboCop, but there's a new robot in town. RoboPutt, a self-service kiosk that gives putting lessons, is free to deploy for owners of golf facilities. Machines are installed at no charge, with the understanding that the profit...

Coinstar expanding services to stay in the game

Photo booth, "eBay in a kiosk" among the company's new launches.

Kiosk experts predict 2011 trends

Mobile phone and tablet technologies are invading the self-service industry.

Coca-Cola dispenses recycling center that rewards consumers

Consumers will not only feel good about helping the environment when they recycle cans and bottles, but they will also earn rewards when they use Coca-Cola's Reimagine Beverage Containers recycling centers. The first center opened last month in the parking...

Retailers combine digital signage, kiosks to create flagship store within a store

Attention-grabbing signs and self-service kiosks help build a destination for passersby and in-store shoppers.

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Apple requests patent for in-store kiosk for content customization

The US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application today from Apple, revealing possible plans for a retail packaging system via an in-store kiosk, Patently Apple reported. The system enables Apple customers to customize a device's content while it...

Bill-payment kiosks add convenience to Fla. Circle K stores

Residents of the Florida panhandle soon will be able to pay their utility bills while they gas up their cars at select Circle K stores, thanks the latest partnership announcement from TIO Networks Corp. The bill-payment processing company will team...

Las Vegas Home Depot stores deploy permit kiosks

Starting today, shoppers and contractors at select Las Vegas Home Depot stores will have self-service kiosks available for the issuance of certain building permits, according to an article in the Las Vegas Review Journal. The kiosks can be used to...

Max-Wellness launches health care kiosks

Max-Wellness, a health-and-wellness retailer, will start deploying in March its Wellness-in-a-Box concept, a product-dispensing kiosk that allows customers to purchase health-related items, including vitamins, via debit or credit card. Wellness-in-a-Box will go in airports, urgent care centers, senior living facilities,...

Party is over for wine kiosks

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has officially put a cork in its wine kiosk program. The state began selling wine via automated kiosks throughout supermarkets last year in hopes of improving customer convenience and increasing revenues to state government. The...

Australia’s Beach Hut Media launches kiosks designed for retail settings

Beach Hut Media, a digital-media solutions provider headquartered in Sydney, Australia, launched its 2011 kiosks and components this week. The new designs include integrated digital-media platforms, mobile and integrated payment platforms and self-service check outs, said Beach Hut Media’s CEO,...

We'll drink to that: Wine kiosks reopen

All 32 wine vending kiosks installed at supermarkets across Pennsylvania are expected to be back in operation today, following a six-week shutdown for repairs, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. In Western Pennsylvania, machines in 10 Giant Eagle and Shop...

Wine kiosks to return

Pennsylvanians may once again toast with kiosk-purchased wine. The grocery store-based wine vending machines that were taken out of service because of technical problems last month may soon be placed back into operation, according to The Beaver County Times. Six of the 30 machines will soon be available on a trial basis.

Any Mountain stores implement ski-ticket kiosks

Skiers and snowboarders can purchase tickets via kiosks at Any Mountain stores, an outdoor-specialty retailer in California. According to a press release from Tranax Technologies Inc., the developer of self-service kiosks that partnered with Livewire International Inc.

Apple hopes to make shopping more social

Apple wants to make shopping even more social, according to appleinsider.com. This week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office made public Apple's patent, "Social Networking in Shopping Environments" that describes how customers could use a portable electronic device, like an...

Whines about wine-kiosk shutdowns prompt audit

State Auditor General Jack Wagner will look into the mechanical problems plaguing wine kiosks throughout Pennsylvania that prompted the state's Liquor Control Board to shut down the self-service wine machines Tuesday. Wagner said his audit would focus on whether the...

Outdoor kiosks going green

Technology to cut outdoor kiosk power consumption is now available from KIOSK Information Systems. The company developed a fan cooling system that virtually eliminates the need for an internal air conditioning unit in an outdoor kiosk deployment, according to a...

Liquor Control considers more wine kiosks

Western Pennsylvania grocery and Walmart stores may be home to 70 more wine kiosks, according to thestandardspeaker.com. The Pennsylvania State Liquor Control Board has already approved wine sales in 30 grocery stores. Those kiosks have built-in breathalyzers.

AVT develops video game-redemption kiosk

Corona, Calif.-based AVT Inc. announced it had developed a self-serve kiosk that allows consumers to "sell" their used video games for instant on-the-spot cash or credit. Using proprietary software and technology developed in-house by the AVT engineering team, the new...

Car wash inaugurates gift-card kiosks

The Black Dog Car Wash chain in Dover, Mass., sees opportunity where others see only road grime, according to Foster’s.com, the online version of the Foster Daily Democrat in Dover. The company will soon open its fifth location, powered by...

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