Reinventing Vending Machines with Fresh Local Food

Reinventing Vending Machines with Fresh Local Food

Reinventing Vending Machines with Fresh Local Food. If your company can’t afford a Google-sized kitchen that doles out free snacks, you might be stuck with an ancient vending machine full of dusty candy bars. But a new startup is trying to offer a better option: fresh food, made by local vendors, tailored to what employees…

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Walmart uses automated vending and retailing solutions

Walmart uses automated vending and retailing solutions

Walmart is trying to make it easier to pick up online grocery orders, so the folks at Walmart built a giant vending machine that retrieves groceries. The retailer is testing a giant self-service kiosk in the parking lot of a supercenter in Warr Acres, Oklahoma, where customers can pick up online grocery orders without interacting…

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What Sears and Kmart closings tell us about the future of retailing

What Sears and Kmart closings tell us about the future of retailing

What Sears and Kmart closings tell us about the future of retailing: The old names continue to go away, while new names replace them online. Is this the future of retailing in America? Yes, and NO. On Wednesday, Sears/Kmart announced another round of store closing that are hitting close to home. Sears is adding 16…

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Kiosks help retail brick and mortar stores stay relevant

Kiosks help retail brick and mortar stores stay relevant

Kiosks help retail brick and mortar stores stay relevant. That’s the finding of a report in Kiosk Marketplace. It’s no secret that many national retail chains are struggling to keep up with the growing threat from e-commerce sites. And with 77 percent of Americans now owning a smartphone, the shift towards mobile and online purchasing…

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Definition of self service kiosk

Definition of self service kiosk

Need a handy definition of a self service kiosk? Kiosk Marketplace has one, based on reader input. Readers were recently asked to select one of five suggested definitions in the interest of establishing a uniform definition. A uniform definition will improve public understanding of kiosks. The Kiosk Marketplace definition of a self service kiosk, is:…

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Vending Machines Serve Food on Trains

Vending Machines Serve Food on Trains

Vending Machines Serve Food on Trains. One issue that constantly plagues Indian trains is food—its quality, pricing and delivery. Often travellers are given stale, overpriced food even on trains which are considered better, or they don’t get it when they need. Indian Railways is gearing up to deal with this problem in a novel way. It…

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Vending machines Restore Dignity to Homeless Women

Vending machines Restore Dignity to Homeless Women

Vending machines Restore Dignity to Homeless Women. Dealing with your monthly period when you have no money is just one of the harsh realities of life for homeless women. But charity organization Share the Dignity is hoping to help women who cannot afford sanitary products by installing vending machines in cities around Australia that dispense…

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Gourmet Cupcakes Fight For Dominance in Vending Machines

Gourmet Cupcakes Fight For Dominance in Vending Machines

A recent article in Business Management News (www.businessmanagement.news), proclaimed, “Who would have thought that the world’s most delicious, mouth-watering, savory, scrumptious gourmet cupcakes would be sold in vending machines? Believe it or not, the war for consumers with a taste for gourmet cupcakes is being fought out in vending machines, and the winners are consumers…

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Amazon Kiosks

Amazon Opens Grocery Pickup Kiosks to Rival Wal-Mart

Amazon opened two grocery pickup kiosks in Seattle, part of its latest effort to enter the $800 billion grocery market and compete with “click and collect” shopping options from big box competitors like Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The “AmazonFresh Pickup” spots let shoppers buy groceries online and pick them up in as little as 15 minutes…

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Meat Vending Machine

A Meat Vending Machine?

A Meat Vending Machine? Sounds crazy, but in the most uber-Wisconsin development of the day, RJ’s Meats, the terrific butchery in Hudson, took delivery of a meat vending machine. The refrigerated unit will be stocked with an unspecified selection of meats in the near future. The company claims, via Facebook, that the machine is the first…

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