Category: Automated Retail in the Media

“The Vending Machine Revolution” by Alyssa Bereznak, The Ringer

They aren’t the most exciting piece of technology out there, but the advanced contraptions popping up in airports and elsewhere could redefine how we consume, well, everything. In November, a new genre of YouTube video emerged. The premise was simple: Vloggers documented their long and often trying journeys to pay tribute to a big metal… 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 »

“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 »