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Vending Machine Dispenses 3D-Printed Homes

With central cities, such as Tokyo, growing more crowded, architects have to stretch their creativity in finding the best way to get more people living in cramped spaces. One proposal by Haseef Rafiei, a student of Manchester School of Architecture, received the honorable mention of eVolo’s 2017 Skyscraper Competition for his Pod Vending Machine Skyscraper…

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Vending machines for Health Problems

Vending machines for Health Problems

In today’s complex health care system, where do you go for emergency care…. how about vending machines for health problems! From diapers to needles to bike helmets, vending machines have been rebuilt to go beyond breath mints and cold soda. These automated dispensers have come long way since their invention in the early 1800s. Although…

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Vending Machine for Music Emergencies

Relief is at hand for any guitarist who has found themselves high and dry before a gig – now there is a vending machine for music emergencies! Australia’s first 24-hour guitar vending machine opened in Melbourne, dishing out all manner of shredding equipment at the push of a button. The announcement is music to the…

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vending machines are everywhere in Japan

Vending machines are everywhere in Japan

Vending machines are everywhere in Japan, lining side streets and train stations. The country has one machine for every 25 people, offering a range of goods from tomatoes and cans of hot coffee to noodle stew, beer and Buddhist charms. And they generate a lot of sales: more than $42 billion in 2015. Drinks firm…

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HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines in China

HIV Tests In Campus Vending Machines in China. Vending machines are selling increasingly novel items: cupcakes, live crabs and fresh baguettes. In China, you can now add HIV testing kits to that list. China is piloting the use of vending machines that sell HIV testing kits on university campuses. The goal is to reach students…

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future of retail

The future of retail

The Future of Retail. Let’s take a step back and reflect: 2014 was all about new technology; 2015 saw focus turn to customer experience; 2016 saw a shift to customer profiling; and 2017 has, so far, seen the dialogue center on offline and online issues regarding consumer behavior during the customer journey. Retail trends and…

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Tomato Vending Machine

Tomato Vending Machine

The round, red objects that Tokyo’s runners have been encountering lately are not the exhausted faces of fellow joggers, but rather a healthy snack at the end of their run – yes, it is a tomato vending machine! The agricultural giant Kagome told CNN it has placed a tomato vending machine in a station providing…

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The future of augmented reality & mobile commerce

Augmented reality creates a nexus between the brick-and-mortar experience and online shopping. Augmented reality brings the tangible experience of shopping — the ability to touch and feel — to the digital realm. The beginning of augmented reality & retail Augmented reality was first spotted on showroom floors. Retailers turned to AR to influence on-site interactions…

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America’s Retailing Nightmare

America’s Retailing Nightmare. Sounds like the title to a horror movie. But for too many executives, it’s a very real nightmare. The battered American retail industry took a few more lumps this week, with stores at both ends of the price spectrum preparing to close their doors. At the bottom, the seemingly ubiquitous Payless Inc.…

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The 4th industrial revolution’s impact on supply chains

The 4th industrial revolution’s impact on supply chains and jobs

The 4th industrial revolution’s impact on supply chains and jobs is coming. Both retailers and suppliers are moving to a new era of intelligent machines designed to eliminate waste in supply chains and update old business models. This effort, called Industry 4.0, was widely discussed at the recent ProMat conference in Chicago, with several experts…

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