Category: Automated Retail in the Media

“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 »

“Automated Retail: Shopping in the Digital Era” by Caitlyn Coverly

There is one assumed perk in opting to buy a t-shirt from a vending machine: you get to avoid the store’s pushy salesman. Thirty seconds into browsing through the inventory list on one of the new Mark’s Work Wearhouse vending machines located at Union Station, the shopper is bombarded by a message prompt asking, “Do… 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 »

“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 »