Vending kiosk micromarkets get a taste of digital menu boards

Automated food-service merchandiser Sheehan Brothers Vending has picked Mvix digital signage menu boards for its new Micromarkets (a.k.a. Contemporary Cafes) service, according to an announcement from Mvix.

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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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Moscow transitions from street vendors to kiosks

Moscow's first kiosk was installed in the famous Pushkin Square, and the project resulted in cutting street vendors by half — from 22,000 to 10,000 with the new stations.

U-Vend to roll out Arthur's Smoothies kiosks across Canada

U-Vend has been given exclusive rights for the sale of Arthur's Smoothies in self-service kiosks across Canada, according to a U-Vend press release.

AVT intros office supply kiosk

AVT Inc., provider of automated retailing systems, announced the launch of its self-service office supply kiosk, built for Peachtree Supplies. The "Office Products To Go" kiosk contains commonly used office products and will be located in buildings with the highest...

Chicago stores get a taste of ice cream kiosks

U-Vend, provider of self-service electronic kiosks, announced the installation of their Mini-Melts ice cream-vending kiosks in Chicago-area stores, according to a company press release. The company will pilot six kiosks initially, with future plans for another 40 locations through 2015. U-Vend has 75 self-service machines in the Chicago area.

Australia gives self-service pizza a chance

Australia is getting a taste of its first pizza vending machine, according to cnet.com. Pizza Gio is a self-service machine that cooks 11-inch pizzas within three minutes, the article said. Sydney-based Pompei's pizza owner George Pompei started his vending journey...

Medical marijuana dispenser sprouts up in Denver

Denver is set to get two more marijuana vending kiosks, according to an announcement from American Green, a Tempe, Arizona-based provider of automated marijuana dispensers. The kiosks, called "Zazzz," dispense medical marjiuana and have a system of checks and balances...

Vending kiosks booked in Ohio county jail

New vending and kiosk systems installed at the Eaton, Ohio, Preble County Jail are functioning as self-service commissaries for inmates, according to the Register Herald. The kiosks were installed as part of a larger project to save time, money and...

Bob Marley's legacy endures in coffee kiosks

AVT Inc. is partnering with Gulf Oil LLC to name Marley Coffee as the official provider of self-service coffee for Gulf stores. Of Gulf's 2,800 retail locations, three have received Marley Coffee kiosks at present and two have been installed in Massachusetts hospitals, according to a company announcement.

Long Island legislators pass healthy vending restrictions

Long Island's Suffolk County legislators passed a bill restricting the types of food vending machines in the area can supply to its customers, according to LongIsland.com. The bill, first brought before legislators in March, applies to county contracts on Suffolk Co. property.

Fresh Healthy Vending stock on the rise

After a steady drop in 2014, Fresh Healthy Vending International stock is on the upswing. February saw the end of its $7 per share mark and prices began to tumble, according to Hotstocked.com. The company's stock held ground briefly after...

NASCAR star highlights SEVA Convention

The Southeastern Vending Association's keynote speaker at their 2014 convention will be Nascar legend Dale Jarrett. The convention takes place Aug.

Long Island legislature to vote on vending machine restrictions today

Today Long Island's Suffolk County Legislature will vote on a bill that would mandate two-thirds of vending machine snacks contain less than 10 grams of sugar, according to Vending Marketwatch. An earlier version of the bill restricted all snacks to...

Essie nail polish vending swoops into airports

This month Essie will pilot nail polish vending kiosks in airports and malls around the country, according to Fashionista.com.  The Essie Boutique machines will open at New York's JFK JetBlue Terminal and Oakland International Airport.

Portable phone chargers vended to Comic-Con fans

San Diego startup FuelRod is debuting its portable cellphone charger-vending kiosk at the city's convention center for this week's Comic-Con International Convention. For $20 comic fans can purchase a kit that comes with "rechargeable FuelRod, a charging cable and adapters...

Is self-service car vending the wave of the future?

Earnie Garcia took a different approach to the process of buying a car when he founded Carvana in 2013. Garcia started the self-service Atlanta-based company as a vehicle to finance and purchase automobiles online, according to Bloomberg. Cars can be...

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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.