From Short Story Vending Machines to Galleria Caviar ATMs

By: Rebecca Byers - Nov 23, 2015
From creative brand promotions that involve customized vending machines to innovative cultural pursuits like the short story vending machine, there are plenty of unexpected applications of automated retail culture that can be observed.

As consumers become more concerned around the origins and nutritional value of food and beverage products, vending machine concepts that involve fresh food options seek to re-imagine stereotypes about just what type of food can be purchased from a machine.

Separately, other cultural movements can be seen with their own vending machine counterpart. A winning example of such is the cannabis vending machine at a particular Washington State dispensary. The cannabis vending machine, legal based on recreational laws in the state, is one iteration of the influence of the desire for convenient, automated retail alternatives.