“West Carrollton Company Launches Instagram-Triggered Vending Machines” by Joe Cogliano, Dayton Business Journal

A local company is selling what it claims is the first Instagram-activated vending machine. West Carrollton-based Innovative Vending Solutions — a developer of tech-focused automated retail machines — is counting on the social media platform’s millions of daily users to drive big sales. Also known as IVS, the company’s social media vending machines offer organizations… Read more »

“Vending Machine Delivers Breastfeeding Supplies To Nursing Moms” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

BALTIMORE — Nursing moms who work at Johns Hopkins Hospital here can now purchase breastfeeding equipment and supplies from a vending machine, the Baltimore Sun reported. The machine makes accessible pump accessories, storage bottles, breast pads and other supplies to breastfeeding employees who often work during hours when the hospital gift shops are closed. A… Read more »

“Old Navy Flip-Flops Are Coming to a Vending Machine Near You” by Kelsey Glein, InStyle

Heading to the beach anytime soon? To build excitement for their much-anticipated $1 flip-flop sale on June 28, Old Navy is installing creating custom vending machines that dispense flip-flops using social currency (i.e. a tweet) around Los Angeles and New York City. For three days only (June 24 to 26), the vending machines will be… Read more »

“MasterCard’s Priceless Surprises Vending Machine Dispenses Prizes For Tweets At SXSW” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

AUSTIN, TX — MasterCard and news blog Mashable have teamed up to woo technology startups attending this week’s South By Southwest music festival by giving them free prizes from a tweet-activated vending machine. Instead of snacks or sodas, the machine dispenses prizes ranging from 250 one-on-one introductory phone calls with leading technology executives to computer… Read more »