“Local company cashing in on new retail selling trend” by Kara Driscoll, Dayton Daily News

As retailers obsess over ways to improve consumer experience in brick-and-mortar stores, West Carrollton-based Innovative Vending Solutions is cashing in on the next big industry trend – automated retail technology. From clothing retailers to grocery store chains, retailers are using automated technology like kiosks and self-pay stations to make the shopping experience more efficient for… Read more »

“Miller High Life Champagne bottle vending machine arrives in New York” by Peter Frost, Behind the Beer

Miller High Life’s limited-edition Champagne bottles now have a custom vending machine to showcase their distinctive look, and it has landed in New York. The Champagne of Beers, which for the second consecutive year released 750-milliliter bottles for the holiday season, is holding three bar events this week in the city to toast the holidays,… Read more »

“Seven Vending Machine Experiences That Dispensed Brand Engagement” from Event Marketer

Vending machines are nothing new in the experiential world, but the interactive devices have been resurfacing in a variety of activations, giving brands a chance to elevate their swag drops, offer personalized experiences and educate consumers. Many are still used as a form of social currency, offering merchandise in exchange for social media posts, while… Read more »

“Measure your foot size on a smartphone, new Nike store opens in Shibuya” by Rintaro Kaneko, Engadget

Nike, a major sports equipment company, will open a new store “NIKE BY SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE” on the 2nd floor of the east building of Shibuya Scramble Square, a complex facility that opens on November 1st. You can experience “Nike Fit”, which measures the size of your feet with a smartphone camera and suggests the optimal… Read more »

“Nike is the second digital store in the world with a new concept in Shibuya” by Ishizuka, WWD Japan

Nike will open its new store “NIKE BY SHIBUYA SCRAMBLE” on the 2nd floor of the commercial facility “Shibuya Scramble Square” which will open on November 1. The store area is 176 square meters. In addition to the store’s exclusive products, men’s and women’s wear and shoes, it also provides services linked to the Nike… Read more »

“Press B3 to Be Mine (With a Vending-Machine Engagement Ring)” by Alyson Krueger, The New York Times

When they’re ready to propose, most people typically head to a jewelry store where they can take the time to peruse the various stones and settings. But there are much quicker (not to mention quirkier) options available: vending machines. Last year a hotel in London began offering vending machines with engagement rings. And over Labor… Read more »