“JetBlue and Random House Reprise Soar with Reading” by Emma Kantor, Publishers Weekly

Random House Children’s Books has launched its seventh annual Soar with Reading program, in partnership with JetBlue. This year’s initiative will bring 100,000 free books to children in need in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., through custom vending machines. The program will run through August 31. Soar with Reading was created as a way to fight book… Read more »

“Reliving: Our Social Machine Throws it Back to Remember When” from STORY

Party like it’s 1999 much? In a nod to Remember When – the slime-filled STORY that brought all things ’90s back to life, back to reality – we’re bringing back your favorite old-school ’90s schwag. But, thanks to Innovative Vending Solutions, there’s a catch. Remember when scoring pop rocks, ring pops, and pogs from the… Read more »

“Delta to unveil new improved onboard snack offering” from Future Travel Experience

Delta is unveiling its improved onboard lineup including Snyder’s of Hanover pretzels, Squirrel Brand Honey Roasted peanuts and NatureBox Apple Cinnamon Yogurt Bars. The enhancement will feature larger portions and more variety for customers while supporting Delta’s mission of continuing to invest in the overall on-board experience. After decades of service, Delta Air Lines-branded peanuts… Read more »

“Project Fi vending machine hands out free travel goodies to subscribers” by Harish Jonnalagadda, Android Central

Project Fi subscribers get free travel goodies. If you’re traveling through San José International Airport, you should stop by the new Project Fi vending machine. The Project Fi Travel Trolley (as it’s called) is located across from gate 25, and is handing out free travel goodies to Fi subscribers, including eye masks, socks, and charging… Read more »

“No debate: Doritos is latest to tie promotion to election” by Chris Woodyard, USA Today

If they get their way, the big winners in the presidential debate Monday night won’t be be Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump. It will be advertisers who are theming promotions or ads around the election. The latest is Frito-Lay’s Doritos brand, which is announcing that it is teaming with Rock the Vote for a promotion… Read more »

“Bud Light Toasts Broncos Fans With Twitter Vending Machine Experience” from Vending Market Watch

Bud Light, the official beer sponsor of the National Football League, is kicking off the 2016 season by celebrating Denver Broncos fans with a series of prizes, including a Twitter vending machine. Sports Authority Field at Mile High has produced two Bud Light rooftop lounges on the structure’s fifth level, open free of charge to… Read more »

“Pizza ATMs? Art-o-mats? Vending machines deliver more than snacks, soda” by Allison Ward, The Columbus Dispatch

Last month, an upscale marketplace in San Francisco announced that it had begun selling baguettes in a vending machine, offering fresh and toasty bread at the push of a few buttons. More recently, the nation’s first “pizza ATM” arrived at Xavier University, setting off a flurry of news coverage and social-media buzz. Indeed, hot “artisan”… Read more »