Super Chill!! Coca Cola

Super Chill!! Coca Cola

“Super Chill!! Coca-Cola” made its online debut in 2010. Now the self-freezing drink is finally available in about 1000 special vending machines at 7-Elevens in the Tohoku region of Japan. As demonstrated in the video above, to get the soda to freeze, customers have to first twist off the cap to break the seal. When…

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Energy Drink and Sports Drink Market Reaches $25 Billion

Energy Drink and Sports Drink Market Reaches $25 Billion

Millennials, women, and parents are trading sodas as the energy drink and sports drink market reaches $25 billion. Over the past five years, the U.S. retail market for energy and sports drinks expanded in vigorous fashion culminating in sales of $25 billion in 2016 after rising at an annual rate of 7% over the preceding half decade,…

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The hottest trend in the retail industry.

The Hottest Trend in the Retail Industry

You’ll never guess what the hottest trend in the retail industry is… it’s Food Halls! Consumers are spending more on dining, and this concept turns eating into an adventure. The concept was front and center this week at the International Council of Shopping Centers’ major conference in Las Vegas. Seemingly more than 1,000 industry professionals…

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Airport kiosks

The robots are coming! Sci-fi style airport kiosks roam free!

A swarm of high-tech robot kiosks persistently chased an unsuspecting man in Brussels, Tuesday. The airport kiosks are set to take over airports in the near future, in a bid to phase out manual check-ins. The robots, called ‘Kate’, were created by the Geneva-based SITA Lab. They are designed to not only help with check-ins…

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Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines Mandatory

Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines Mandatory

Sanitary Napkin Vending Machines Mandatory now in some parts of India. Kerala has become the first state in India to make sanitary napkin vending machines mandatory in all higher secondary schools. With just weeks left for the schools in the state to reopen after summer vacations, the government has mandated all schools to have vending…

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McDonald’s Kiosks

McDonald’s Expanding Touchscreen Kiosks

McDonald’s has installed 11 Just for You touchscreen kiosks at restaurants in and around the Boston area, with plans to add another dozen under the region’s Golden Arches by the end of this year. It’s part of a worldwide effort that started in 2012 when McDonald’s installed touchscreen kiosks in more than 7,000 European locations,…

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Electronic Kiosks Help Police Crack Down on Crime

Electronic Kiosks Help Police Crack Down on Crime

Electronic Kiosks Help Police Crack Down on Crime: All the cars and drugs seized in Escambia County, Florida has paid off in a big way for law enforcement, they’ve funded these electronic kiosks, tax-free, to post up outside of public offices and businesses across the county. The goal? “It also lets everyone in the area…

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Redbox Adds More DVD Rental Kiosks

Redbox Adds More DVD Rental Kiosks

Redbox has spent years trying to reduce its dependence on disc rentals, and not without reason. You don’t have much as incentive to rent from a kiosk when online video (including from Redbox) is just a heartbeat away. That doesn’t mean the company is giving up on the idea, though — in fact, it just…

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Delta Facial Recognition Kiosks

Delta Replaces Human Check-In Agents With Facial Recognition Kiosks

Delta Air Lines announced on Monday that it’s testing a check-in kiosk that uses facial recognition to ensure passengers’ faces match their passport photos. If all goes well, the new kiosk could replace check-in agents altogether. The kiosk will be one of four to debut at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer. Each will allow passengers to…

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The Future of Retail is Robotic

The Future of Retail is Robotic

Retailers are rapidly working to incorporate robotics into their operations. The images of robots taking over human tasks in warehouses have grabbed consumer attention. The pressure on retailers is clear: the U.S. market is over supplied in retail square meters, while the Amazon behemoth continues to consume more and more of consumers’ wallet share. For…

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