U-Vend expands self-service kiosks into Las Vegas market

U-Vend Inc., kiosk manufacturers for retail, has expanded its self-service ice cream kiosks, Mini Melts, into Las Vegas.

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7-Eleven Hong Kong rolls out Avengers: Age of Ultron QR code kiosk

Ultron spawned many clones of himself during the Age of Ultron movie, and the movie in turn is spawning vast numbers of promotions and tie-ins.

Coffee for Marines: AVT lands USMC deal

AVT lands deal with the Marines, helping it return to financial stability in the wake of Chapter 11.

Now kiosks are delivering freshly baked pizzas

Pizza is the go-to meal for almost every occasion. Normally there are only a few options to purchase pizza such as frozen, carryout or delivery. However, kiosk manufacturer A1 concepts has crafted a new pizza kiosk which will allow consumers to purchase a fresh pizza on the spot.

Smile-activated kiosk dispenses a little warmth on Blue Monday

European HVAC giant Vaillant's U.K. arm earlier this year brightened up Blue Monday with a smile-activated coffee kiosk in London's Victoria Station.

Legal marijuana and virtual currency: natural allies in search of growth?

One virtual currency ATM operator, Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Bitcoin Brands Inc., has found medical marijuana dispensaries among the most receptive retail customers. Company owner Peter Klamka sees the bitcoin ATM as a natural fit for medical marijuana dispensaries.

Apple Pay and interactive kiosks

The next wave of major innovation to self-service kiosk solutions is the integration of mobile payment solutions, such as Apple Pay.

Automated retail separates Legos, luxury goods from competitors

Signifi Solutions is an automated retail provider that sells a variety of items from games to luxury goods inside its vending kiosks. The company recently showcased its Lego kiosk at the National Retail Federation Big Show in New York City.

Five pitfalls to avoid when dispensing cash

Dispensing bills greatly increases the complexity of the device and the logic required by your kiosk application in order to gracefully complete a cash transaction.

3D printing becomes a kiosk-friendly technology

Imagine it's the holiday season and instead of trudging from department store to department store, or surfing from website to website waiting and hoping the right gift is delivered, you can simply walk up to a single store kiosk and create custom gifts for your entire family on the spot.

Pepsi launches new interactive vending kiosk for World Cup season

Interactive virtual reality kiosk gives soccer fans a kick.

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AVT unveils Multi-Shopper Smart Vending System

AVT Inc. has announced its latest vending kiosk, the Multi-Shopper Smart Vending System, which provides a variety of customization options, according to an AVT press release.

Self-service vending kiosk built to replace cafe draws negative reaction

A snack kiosk built to replace a demolished cafe has drawn a negative community reaction from Whitley Bay, U.K., with many residents calling it a "garden shed" and a disgrace to the community.

AVT Inc brews new coffee kiosks for military, hotels

AVT Inc. has finished development of its new 12/12 Premium Coffee Kiosk and is set to deploy to military bases and a major hotel chain.

Redbox adds Playstation 4 and Xbox One to kiosks

Redbox is expanding its video game rental service by adding Xbox One and Playstation 4 games to its kiosks.

Unmanned self-service coffee shop integrates analytics

U.K.-based Honest Café, an unmanned self-service coffee shop, announced today it will be utilizing IBM's service Watson Analytics to discover key information.

Entrust Datacard releases card-issuance system for self-service kiosks

Entrust Datacard is rolling out its next generation of card-issuance systems for self-service kiosks. This system, CE870, allows kiosks to issue payment or identification cards, according to an Entrust press release.

Japan and China to hold vending machine summit

Traditional rivals Japan and China will be joining together for a vending kiosk summit on June 16, according to a report by Financial Times.

Kiosk segment to experience highest growth in self-service industry, report reveals

The self-service technology industry is expected to be worth $31.75 billion by 2020, with the kiosk segment achieving the greatest growth, according to a report by Allied Market Research.

Apex Supply Chain Technologies rolls out self-serve restaurant kiosk

Apex has rolled out a new self-serve restaurant kiosk to allow on-the-go consumers to order from any device and pick up and pay for their food at the kiosk.

Iowa DoT reduces lines with driver's license kiosks

The Iowa Department of Transportation is rolling out several driver's license kiosks in the eastern part of the state to reduce lines.

Arizona county battles over blind vendors law.

Mohave County in Arizona is currently embroiled in a conflict over a law that requires the country to hire blind vendors to operate county vending machines.

Marijuana kiosks holding cash securely in Colorado

Marijuana dispensers from Janefour20 act as a cash register and vault to avoid theft.

Chicago-area hospitals putting salad-vending kiosks on the menu

Kiosk manufacturer Farmer's Fridge will be installing its salad vending kiosks in several hospitals throughout the Chicago area. Its goal is to provide healthier alternatives for patients and visitors.

AVT Inc. files for bankruptcy protection

Vending manufacturer AVT Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a press release. AVT management claims this event was caused by unsuccessful expansion into other industries, not their core vending business.

Custom vending kiosks unveiled at NAMA One Show

Custom kiosk manufacturer AVT has unveiled several of its new kiosks at a vending supplier conference, the NAMA One Show. Its most notable showcases were its new Marley Coffee Kiosk and Canna Energy Drink dispenser.

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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.