“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 »

“Kia Deploys T-Shirt Vending Machine to Promote Clothing Line at MTV Awards” by Mike Cole, Apparel Magazine

Innovative Vending Solution (IVS) whose automated machine solutions for the retail industry include new standalone vending machines that sell and market t-shirts, reports that it recently provided a t-shirt dispenser for Kia at the recent MTV Movie awards. Kia’s machine was activated through SMS texting from cell phones. Texting the style and color requested to… Read more »

“Now Available at Vending Machines: GPS, iPods, Cameras…” by Joyce Smith, The State Journal-Register

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Press your face up to this vending machine and savor the selections. With some items at $400, chances are you won’t have the change in your pocket. But not to worry, credit cards are accepted. Vending machines aren’t just for soda, chips and candy bars in the break room anymore. Now… Read more »

“Automated Retail Stores May Change the Face of Retailing” from Clark Howard

The New York Times reports that high-tech vending machines called automated retail stores will become an increasingly important part of the future of retailing. A new generation of vending machines with touch screens, “electronic eyes” and other unique features will offer what you want, when you want it, all while eliminating the danger of having… Read more »