Category: Automated Retail in the Media

“How Beer Vending Machines Will Verify Your Age” by Mike Pomranz, Food & Wine Magazine

Self-service beer machines are yet another thing blockchain technology could make possible. When you hear the phrase “blockchain,” your instinct may be to change the conversation before you’re stuck listening to unsolicited Bitcoin investment advice. But though blockchain makes cryptocurrencies possible, the technology behind it has plenty of other potential applications as well… like selling… Read more »

“Social media vending giveaway a big hit during Homecoming Week” by Micah Karr, Wright State Newsroom

Five minutes after the vending machine went up, the line was nearly across the Atrium of the Student Union. However, students weren’t lined up for snacks. They were waiting for free Wright State T-shirts and hats. The vending machine, supplied by 2007 Wright State graduate Jeff Thibodeau and his company, Innovative Vending Solutions, dispenses gear… Read more »

“JetBlue’s ‘Soar With Reading’ Vending Machines Deliver Free Books To Fort Lauderdale Kids In Need” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

FT. LAUDERDALE, FL — JetBlue Airways is installing four custom vending machines at different locations in Ft. Lauderdale to distribute 100,000 books, free of charge, to children who need them most. Vending machines are a central component of JetBlue and Random House’s Children’s Books seventh annual Soar with Reading initiative.  The program aims to help… Read more »

“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 »