Category: Automated Retail in the Media

“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 »

“Machine Shop” by Tama Underwood, Promotional Products Business Magazine

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 »