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Automated Business, From Instant Boyfriends to Bikinis

By: Howard Wu - Published:
What do junk food, shoes, cars, boyfriends, sunscreen, innovative ideas, condoms, bikinis, drugs, and soccer balls have in common? According to this slideshow, they're all available in vending machines.

This vast array of products has inspired several new vending machine designs. With extended hours, reduced labor costs, and efficient space use being the typical benefits of vending machines over traditional floor sales, the manufacturers of these machines might be poised to make the most of this growing trend.