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.
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May 15 - Dec 15
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On-Demand Coffee Coolers - 'Apex Anywhere' is a Vending Machine That Produces Custom Coffee Orders
SCORE 3.4
Mild 1,871 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
SCORE 4.3
Average 3,083 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]
Interactive Candy Kiosks - BMC's 'Media Kiosk' Collects Data, Mobile Payments and More
SCORE 5.1
Warm 291 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 15
Interactive Candy Kiosks
BMC's 'Media Kiosk' Collects Data, Mobile Payments and More
BMC Universal Technologies (a branch of the Beaver Machine Corporation) is a 50-year-old company that’s best known for producing the iconic red Beaver gumball machine—but now, it’s... [More]
Social Media Candy Machines - Grey Istanbul's Vending Machines Imagine How Instagram Filters Taste
SCORE 4.1
Average 547 Clicks Pub: May 13, 15
Social Media Candy Machines
Grey Istanbul's Vending Machines Imagine How Instagram Filters Taste
Wanting to create a “GREYT experience,” the Grey Istanbul advertising agency developed candy machines that would simulate what each Instagram filter would taste like. In order to... [More]
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