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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Pepsi launches new interactive vending kiosk for World Cup season

Interactive virtual reality kiosk gives soccer fans a kick.

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.

Mobile-social-gamification apps key next-gen vending kiosks

Snack food giant Mondelez rolling out high-tech interactive vending kiosks with integrated mobile-social-gamification apps.

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.

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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....

Fendi London dolls up luxury handbag vending kiosk

Luxury brand Fendi has opened a flagship store in London that features a handbag vending machine, reports Handbag.com. The store opened May 1 on London's fashionable Oxford Street. "Handbags will be 'ironically' displayed inside luxurious vending machines," Fendi chairman and...

Twitter-activated vending kiosk doled out free New Balance for National Running Day

To celebrate National Running Day in the U.S. last month, Westin Hotels and New Balance set up a vending kiosk at the Westin New York Grand Central that dispensed free running gear, according to the New Yrok Daily News. The Twitter-activated machine dispensed 75 free running outfits on a first-come, first-serve, basis, reported Runners World.

French baguette-baking and -vending kiosk wins top prize for innovation

A baguette vending machine developed by French baker Jean-Louis Hecht has won the top prize in an annual French competition for unique inventions, the Concours Lepine. Hecht's Pani Vending machine, which cooks and sells baguettes 24 hours a day, won...

Japanese city promotes tourism with anime-themed soda kiosks

As part of its campaign to attract anime fans, the city of Tachikawa in the Western Tokyo Metropolis has installed soft drink vending machines featuring illustrations of various anime characters from the popular series "A Certain Magical Index" in five...

Old Navy vending machines dispense free flip flops

In the run-up to its annual $1 summer flip-flop sale on June 28, Old Navy has been dispensing free flips from vending machines in locations around New York and Los Angeles.

Irish government set to consider ban on cigarette vending machines

The sale of cigarettes from Ireland’s 7,000 cigarette vending machines could be banned under legislation proposed by Irish Health Minister James Reilly and approved by the Cabinet, reports the Irish Independent. The primary purpose focus of the proposed bill is...

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From chewing gum to iPods, vending kiosks offer customers convenient access to a wide array of merchandise wherever they are and can open up a whole new sales channel for many consumer brands.