Smart Vending

Vending retail becomes more sophisticated for consumer allure

Implications - Though simple in concept, vending retail is becoming more capable and sophisticated through advances in technology. Through smart features such as data collection or heightened customization, new forms of vended retail are able to delight consumers while remaining efficient. This shift demonstrates a consumer willingness to entrust more complex tasks to technology, and the associated brands.
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Vegan Meal Vending Machines - leCupboard Offers a Healthy, Plant-Based Vending Machine for Food
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This Quarter and V. Hot 1,533 Clicks Pub: Jul 21, 17
Vegan Meal Vending Machines
leCupboard Offers a Healthy, Plant-Based Vending Machine for Food
On top of opening a storefront location in San Francisco that will make plant-based meals available to the masses, leCupboard is a food start-up that also has plans to reinvent the vending machine... [More]
Intelligent Vending Machines - Coca-Cola's AI Vending Machine Brings Joy to Purchasing a Drink
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This Quarter and V. Hot 1,833 Clicks Pub: Jul 13, 17
Intelligent Vending Machines
Coca-Cola's AI Vending Machine Brings Joy to Purchasing a Drink
Coca-Cola’s AI vending machines aim to pioneer a new generation of intelligent technology. The popular drink brand is diverting from colorful touchscreens into something a little more... [More]
Oyster Vending Machines - Oyster Farmers Brigitte & Tony Berthelot Opened an Oyster Vending Machine
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This Quarter and Hot 376 Clicks Pub: Aug 8, 17
Oyster Vending Machines
Oyster Farmers Brigitte & Tony Berthelot Opened an Oyster Vending Machine
Oyster farmers Brigitte and Tony Berthelot have created a 24 hour oyster vending machine on France’s Île de Ré. Earlier this spring, the couple decided to launch their oyster vending... [More]
On-Demand Coffee Coolers - 'Apex Anywhere' is a Vending Machine That Produces Custom Coffee Orders
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Mild 1,888 Clicks Pub: Jun 16, 15
On-Demand Coffee Coolers
'Apex Anywhere' is a Vending Machine That Produces Custom Coffee Orders
While many restaurants will let you place your order ahead of time, Apex AnyWhere makes it easier for customers to pick up custom orders anytime with its ingenious temperature-regulated coffee... [More]
Customizable Pizza Kiosks - NXT Pizza's Food Kiosk Lets Foodies Personalize Their Order
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Average 3,277 Clicks Pub: Aug 17, 15
Customizable Pizza Kiosks
NXT Pizza's Food Kiosk Lets Foodies Personalize Their Order
NXT Pizza’s food kiosks let users customize their pizza order in seconds. These pizza vending machines are not only easily personalized—consisting of four delicious flavors and various... [More]
Luxury Vehicle Vending Machines - Singapore Has Designed a 15 Story Vehicle 'Vending Machine'
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This Year and Warm 117 Clicks Pub: May 16, 17
Luxury Vehicle Vending Machines
Singapore Has Designed a 15 Story Vehicle 'Vending Machine'
Autobahn Motors has introduced a luxury vehicle vending machine in Singapore which actually dispenses high-end cars to those looking to buy. The ‘vending machine,’ which acts as a... [More]
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