China International Self-Service, Kiosk & Vending Show to take place in Shanghai

At the show this September, users will be able to see a variety of kiosk and vending deployments as well as new technology in the industry.

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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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Self-service ice kiosks cool off Tucson, Arizona, residents

Ice House America has rolled out self-service ice kiosks in Tucson, Arizona.

Prepaid SIM card vending kiosks arrive at Narita International Airport

Visitors at the Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, will now be able to purchase prepaid SIM cards from vending kiosks.

Post office trials robotic pharmacy kiosk in Scotland

Aberdeenshire, Scotland is beginning a trial with a robotic pharmacy kiosk which allows users to talk to a pharmacist remotely and have their prescriptions dispensed to them.

Air Miles Canada rewards fliers for smiles

Pro Display recently partnered with wonderMakr to roll out digital signage smile booth kiosks that rewarded Air Miles Canada fliers with prizes for giving their best smiles.

AVT integrates mobile payment system with self-service kiosks

Vending kiosk manufacturer AVT Inc. has launched a new mobile payment system developed by PayRange.

YMCA to deploy protein shake kiosks

Kiosk manufacturer Blint Shakes has announced plans to deploy its protein shake vending kiosks at the Weston, Florida, YMCA.

Jessica Alba launches eco-friendly retail kiosks to airports

The Honest Company, owned by Jessica Alba, plans to roll out several eco-friendly retail vending kiosks in select airports.

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.

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.

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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.