Minneapolis – Karla Rendon stood in front of the vending machine at Maplewood Mall in St. Paul, Minn., staring at an assortment of items – diapers, baby wipes, sippy cups, bottles, grape juice and diaper rash ointment. Just what a mother shopping with her 13-month-old baby needed. “I wish there had been one of these… Read more »
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 »
The latest Harry Potter movie is working its box office magic, and BoxOfficeGuru.com editor Gitesh Pandya tells MarketWatch News Break, this two-parter could gross 2 billion dollars at the box office alone. Plus, you may soon be able to buy NFL gear from a vending machine.
INDIANAPOLIS – Minnesota Vikings president Mark Wilf figures if you can get a soda out of a vending machine, you might as well be able to get a team T-shirt or a set of trading cards, too. Wilf took that concept to MainGate Inc., his team’s apparel partner. When the Indianapolis-based company agreed that Wilf’s… Read more »
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 »
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Press your face up to this vending machine and savor the selections. With some items at $400, chances are you won’t have the change in your pocket. But not to worry, credit cards are accepted. Vending machines aren’t just for soda, chips and candy bars in the break room anymore. Now… Read more »
The New York Times reports that high-tech vending machines called automated retail stores will become an increasingly important part of the future of retailing. A new generation of vending machines with touch screens, “electronic eyes” and other unique features will offer what you want, when you want it, all while eliminating the danger of having… Read more »
When Jeff Thibodeau and Patrick McDonald wanted to expand Nick’s Novel-tee’s, a t-shirt shop based in Dayton, OH, they did what most any retailers would do: they went scouting for real estate locations they deemed as attractive for hawking more of their popular novelty t-shirts. They soon concluded what they really already knew from experience:… Read more »