Category: Automated Retail in the Media

“Dispensing The Sizzle: Custom-Built Vending Machines Become Marketing Stars” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

Marketers of big national brands are turning to automatic retailing as an eye-catching, engaging new vehicle to sell their sizzle. Innovative Vending Solutions of Dayton, OH, has positioned itself as a go-to resource for high-impact machines that draw consumers, give away samples and even take the buzz around their brands “viral” through social media. “What… Read more »

“Vending company goes high tech” by Dan Edwards, 2News

MIAMISBURG, Ohio (WDTN) – Here at Innovative Vending Solutions they’re taking the wraps off of their revolutionary new vending machines.  No longer for pop and candy bars – they’re interactive – dispensing non-traditional products in non-traditional locations. Instead of punching buttons on a machine, you punch promo codes into your phone using social media. It’s… Read more »

“Miamisburg firm creates custom vending machines” by Thomas Gnau, Dayton Daily News

Miamisburg — Patrick McDonald just wanted to figure out how to sell more T-shirts. From that, his business was born. Miamisburg-based Innovative Vending Solutions (IVS) customizes vending machines to dispense almost any product in almost any setting. The company’s core products include automated retail and self-serve kiosk devices. But McDonald and his partner in IVS,… Read more »

“IKEA rolls out vending machines in lead up to store opening” by CTV Winnipeg

The buildup to the Nov. 28 opening of IKEA in Winnipeg continues, with the company now featuring a vending machine at different sites around the city. The machine features IKEA gift cards and snacks, and Winnipeggers have chances to win prizes. More information on its locations is available on IKEA’s Twitter page.

“Twitter-Activated Vending Machine Wows Crowds In Pittsburgh” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

PITTSBURGH — A vending machine activated by tweets sent from patrons’ cellphones could be the first use of such an application in the U.S., and it served as a novel promotional tool at the recent One Young World Summit here. Dayton, OH-based Innovative Vending Solutions developed the Twitter-activated machine for iStrategyLabs, an experiential marketing company…. Read more »

“Interactive ‘Jell-Oh Face’ Vender Draws Crowds In Canada” by Emily Jed, Vending Times

TORONTO — A one-of-a-kind vending machine was the center of a high-profile Jell-O sampling event here at Yonge-Dundas Square in late June. Several thousand Canadians interacted with the vender to sample a free pudding — and enjoy 15 seconds of fame. After activating the closed-front, refrigerated machine with their best “Jell-Oh Face” — recognized by… Read more »