'Soar With Reading' initiative delivers book-vending kiosks to children

A recent study by airline JetBlue found that in the Anacostia neighborhood in Washington, D.C., there is only one age-appropriate book for every 830 children. The airline decided to remedy this situation by deploying book-vending kiosks.

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McDonald's beats the heat with heat-sensitive McFlurry vending kiosk

When temperatures soared to record highs in Amsterdam, residents were rewarded with free McFlurries from a vending kiosk.

The KMC Top 6: July's top kiosk stories

With the summer entering its final month, it's time to take a look back at the top six most-read articles on KioskMarketPlace for July.

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.

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China kiosk trade show offers educational opportunities to participants

The China International Self-service, Kiosk & Vending Show will be providing a number of educational and international exchange opportunities for participants.

Amtrak lending phone batteries from kiosks

Amtrak is attempting to solve the issue of limited electrical outlets with kiosks that offer rental phone batteries.

Self-service pharmacy kiosks deploying in Florida

Pharmabox Inc, a provider of self-service pharmacy kiosks, has begun to deploy in Florida.

Vending kiosk cooks up instant noodles

The Hot Pot Shop provides instant noodles from vending kiosks.

Toronto library checks out books at vending kiosk

The Toronto Public Library is planning to roll out a book vending kiosk at Union Station in the city.

Michigan county pays jurors with cash-dispenser kiosks

Macomb County, Michigan, jurors will soon be able to get their pay immediately with cash-dispenser kiosks.

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.

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.

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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.