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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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.

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.

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Russian coffee car showcases vending kiosks in European tour

The Russian National Vending Association is going on tour in Europe to deliver free coffee. The coffee will be delivered from several tabletop kiosks which will be stored in "coffee cars."

Digital signage ad and vending kiosk firm joins DPAA

The Digital Place Based Advertising Association announced today that Vengo has signed on as the latest company to join the Association.

U-Vend signs multiyear licensing agreement with National Hockey League

The agreement includes usage of NHL team branded marks on U-Vend Inc.’s "Pucks Premium Ice Cream."

Adilas, Janefour20 to partner on marijuana kiosks

Adilas said it has completed the integration of POS and various business functions with Janefour20, including rigorous testing to ensure excellent uptime and field reliability.

Visualplanet showcasing latest touch sensor tech for interactive vending at ISE15

Tech partners to showcase intelligent digital signage vending kiosk solutions at this year's show in Amsterdam.

Kiosk company 'strongly in favor' of FDA ruling for nutritional labels on vending machines

Blint Shakes, the developers an automated kiosk that dispenses blended protein shakes, announced their support for the recent FDA rule requiring vending machines to place nutritional information for each product sold in a highly visible location.

USAT, Five Star Food team up for cashless payment rollout

USA Technologies and vending and micromarkets company Five Star Food Services announced the completion a large-scale rollout of an initial 3,000 USAT cashless payment ePort systems, with another 3,000 scheduled over the next few months.

How to prevent kiosk malware 'Dare Devil' from stealing your ROI

Los Angeles cyber threat intelligence firm IntelCrawler has reported a new type of POS malware called “d4re|dev1|” that is attacking ticketing and other electronic kiosks.

Del Monte healthy vending kiosks set for Chicago rollout

Santa Monica, California-based self-service electronic kiosk provider U-Vend is set for the rollout of its kiosks in Chicago for Del Monte Foods' healthy snacks and squeezers.

Toronto vending kiosks feature cufflinks, baked goods

Toronto vending machines are dispensing 'finely packaged' European baked goods and cufflinks for customers at the Cumberland Terrace mall of Yorkville

Blint Protein shakes now served via automated self-service kiosk

Blint Shakes introduced its line of protein shakes via automated self-service kiosks built by AVT.

Payteller changes company name to reference marijuana kiosk

Payteller Finance, the Denver-based company that launched cannabis check-in kiosk JaneFour20, is rebranding the company name in light of the burgeoning marijuana industry to JaneFour20 LLC.

'Immediate gratification' increasing demand for kiosks

AVT's founder and chairman, Shannon Illingworth, was featured on financial media company website TheStreet.com in an interview on why the automated retailing industry continues to expand

'With the ease of buying a pack of gum,' kiosk, vending machine provide free HIV test

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation and FLEX Spas, a national chain of gay men's health spas, have teamed up to install an electronic vending machine that dispenses in-home HIV testing kits in an effort to promote HIV awareness and testing.

U-Vend acquires Mini-Melts territory

Self-service electronic kiosk provider U-Vend Inc. announced the acquisition of territory rights from Mini Melts USA Inc. for the installation and management of Mini Melts kiosks and wholesale operations in California and Nevada.

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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.