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.
Category: Automated Retail in the Media
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Also, a limited edition, motocross-inspired long sleeve tee will be available in a special vending machine on Saturday, April 2nd, at 5 PacSun stores. Limited to 500 pieces (100 per store) the tee will be tied into a contest, awarding one winner an all expenses paid trip to AMA Supercross in Las Vegas with Young… Read more »