“Interactive ‘Jell-Oh Face’ Vender Draws Crowds In Canada” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

TORONTO — A one-of-a-kind vending machine was the center of a high-profile Jell-O sampling event here at Yonge-Dundas Square in late June. Several thousand Canadians interacted with the vender to sample a free pudding — and enjoy 15 seconds of fame. After activating the closed-front, refrigerated machine with their best “Jell-Oh Face” — recognized by… Read more »

“Robotic Retail” by Gary Rusak, Kidscreen

Vending machines might still be most readily regarded of as a convenient way to grab a chocolate bar or soda, particularly in North America, but new technology on the block is looking to change that perception and open up an alternative retail avenue at the same time. According to IBISWorld, the global vending machine business… Read more »

“Alpinestars and Y&R are Collaborating on a 5 T-shirt Series and Contest for a Trip to Vegas” by Mackenzie Chernow, TransWorld Business

Also, a limited edition, motocross-inspired long sleeve tee will be available in a special vending machine on Saturday, April 2nd, at 5 PacSun stores. Limited to 500 pieces (100 per store) the tee will be tied into a contest, awarding one winner an all expenses paid trip to AMA Supercross in Las Vegas with Young… Read more »

“Machine Shop” by Tama Underwood, Promotional Products Business Magazine

When approaching a vending machine, we all expect to find the usual suspects inside – potato chips, candy bars and other light bites. Imagine, however, if you walked up to a glass-enclosed display and inside found logoed apparel and merchandise instead of the high-calorie treats you expected. Ruffled potato chips replaced by screen printed t-shirts… Read more »