Category: Automated Retail in the Media

“Lululemon just launched free vending machines with *all* of your running needs” by Tehrene Firman, Well and Good

There’s nothing worse than having your runner’s high interrupted by a period leak, case of chafing, or a snapped hair-tie. Usually, you’re left cutting your workout short and dealing with the issue at hand until you get home—but Lululemon is basically turning into your life-saving BFF with new digital vending machines that are stocked with… Read more »

“Innovative Vending Machines Are On The Rise” from Vending Market Watch

    Vending machines have become increasingly popular for consumers to make purchases on demand. There’s an initiative by some women at colleges looking for a Plan B vending machine. Another new vending machine in New York has made headlines for it’s jewelry. Vending machines are popping up all over the country, and oversees as… Read more »

“How Book Vending Machines Can Help Those Living In America’s Book Deserts” by Adam Rowe, Forbes

    Low-income neighborhoods in major cities across America have book deserts — a limited access to children’s books negatively impacts children’s vocabulary and reading comprehension. Book vending machines, installed in high-trafficked areas within these book deserts by NYC’s JetBlue airline, might be able to combat the problem. In 2016, NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture,… Read more »

“JetBlue Vending Machines Land In Bay Area To Encourage Reading ‘Book Deserts'” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

NEW YORK CITY — JetBlue said San Francisco and Oakland, CA are the next locations to receive free book vending machines as part of the airline’s annual Soar with Reading program. This literacy initiative tackles the issue of “book deserts” and provides access to age-appropriate books to children in underserved communities. To kick off the… Read more »