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Automated Vending Systems Provide Inventory Control, Reduce Costs

We all know how vending machines can be used to dispense merchandise of all kinds. But have you thought about how an automated system can be used for inventory control and to keep track of supplies? Many smart companies and organizations are now using automated vending machines to control use of supplies, which helps provide…

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New Unmanned Automated Stores Coming to China

Chinese retailer Suning Commerce Group has unveiled plans to open four new unmanned automated stores across the country. These new stores will be powered by facial recognition technology, radio frequency identification (RFID), big data analysis and the company’s online financial services. In August, the company opened its first self-service store ‘Suning Sports Biu’ in Nanjing,…

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Americans Love Self-Service Retailing

Michael Kasavana, a former professor at Michigan State and a researcher on automated merchandising systems, told The New York Times, “Americans have shown that they’re not afraid to do self-service, whether it be at the gas pump, replacing banking or online purchases.” Perhaps thats why two former Google employees are hoping to reinvent convenience retailing…

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Marijuana Vending Machine

Marijuana Vending Machine: The phrase is enough to create controversy. Several companies are entering the automated retailing sector to sell cannabis and marijuana products in a legal manner in states where the product is approved and regulated. Grasshopper Kiosks (grasshopperkiosks.com) recently unveiled its new self-service systems for the legal marijuana market at the National Cannabis…

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Automated Retailing is a key way to reach Gen Z during the holidays

Automated Retailing is a key way to reach Gen Z during the holidays

Now that Halloween is behind us, there’s only one more major holiday before Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and their ilk become the prime focus of consumers (and retailers) everywhere. And while targeting each generation is a must for most retailers, there’s one group in particular that’s bound to draw a marketer’s attention. Gen Z — that class of digital and…

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The future of Retail

Retail is hurting. So why does the future of retail look so bright?

It’s time to say goodbye to the shopping malls of old and hello to an exciting future of retail innovation. Successful retailers already know consumer expectations, fueled by our increasingly digital-first lifestyles, are changing rapidly. They are well aware of the fact that shopping malls are not how people actually want to shop. Customers see…

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Vending Makes Millennials Happy

Forbes Says Vending Makes Millennials Happy.

Now you have it from another good source: Forbes Says Vending Makes Millennials Happy. The fact is, Millennials have taken over the workforce: Those 18-34 now comprise one out of every three Americans at work, surpassing generation X. This new generation at work doesn’t like to be boxed in, either — whether that’s trapped in a cubicle…

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The Future of Vending Machines

Vending machines have proven to be beacons in our Cult of Immediacy trend while remaining trophies of the past… but could they also be staples for our future, when nearly 50% of consumers feel pressed for time daily? With the ability to capture data and become incorporated into the IoT, it’s not just about novelty.…

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Coffee Commission Standardized Flavors Globally

Have you heard that a Coffee Commission Standardized Flavors Globally? Coffee is grown and consumed across hundreds of countries, which together represent an enormous amalgam of unique cultures, cuisines, and languages. The challenge of helping individuals working across that broad landscape of diversity—in roles as different as coffee farming, processing, exporting/milling, importing, roasting, and drinking—to understand…

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