Month: March 2011

“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 »