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40 Unexpected Vending Machines

From Short Story Vending Machines to Galleria Caviar ATMs

— November 23, 2015 — Business
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.
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Noise-Rewarding Vending Machines
Noise-Rewarding Vending Machines
This Pepsi Vending Machine Gave Out Free Drinks to the Best Fans
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Aromatic Vending Machines
Aromatic Vending Machines
This Vending Machine Provides Mood-Enhancing Scents of Summer
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Building Block Vending Machines
Building Block Vending Machines
This LEGO Coca-Cola Machine Works Just Like the Real Thing
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Free Book Vending Machines
Free Book Vending Machines
JetBlue Launches a Free Book Vending Machine as Part of #BookBattle
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Interactive Candy Kiosks
Interactive Candy Kiosks
BMC's 'Media Kiosk' Collects Data, Mobile Payments and More
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Coffee-Dispensing Crosswalks
Coffee-Dispensing Crosswalks
This Nescafé Coffee Campaign Bring Strangers Together Via Technology
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Galleria Caviar ATMs
Galleria Caviar ATMs
This Caviar Vending Machine is Located in Los Angeles
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Sweat-Activated Drink Dispensers
Sweat-Activated Drink Dispensers
Gatorade's Drink Vending Machine Only Serves People Who Sweat
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Umbrella-Lending Vending Machines
Umbrella-Lending Vending Machines
These Japanese Beverage Dispensers Offer Free Umbrella Rentals
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SIM Card Vending Machines
SIM Card Vending Machines
This Vending Machine Automates the Process of Giving Out Mobile Tech
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Short Story Vending Machines
Short Story Vending Machines
This Machine Opts for Dispensing Literature Rather than Junk Food
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Travel Souvenir ATMs
Travel Souvenir ATMs
Souvenear is a Craft-Dispensing Vending Machine at Kansas City Airport
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Competitive Vending Machines
Competitive Vending Machines
Knacki's Vending Machine Game Pit People Against Leo Van Der Elst
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Sensory Vending Machines
Sensory Vending Machines
Holiday Autos' Vending Machine Dispenses the Smells of Summer
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Skincare Airport Dispensers
Skincare Airport Dispensers
Online and Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport is Where to Buy Proactive
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Ramen Noodle Vending Machines
Ramen Noodle Vending Machines
This Unconventional Vending Machine Provides Savory Noodle Dishes
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Pastry Vending Machines
Pastry Vending Machines
This Cool Vending Machine in Japan Dispenses Fresh Crepes
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Cannabis Vending Machines
Cannabis Vending Machines
American Green Has Built the First Consumer-Operated Marijuana Atm
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Automated Cooperative Dispensaries
Automated Cooperative Dispensaries
This Greek Milk Vending Machine is Powered by a Dairy Co-op
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Poverty-Alleviating Vending Machines
Poverty-Alleviating Vending Machines
The Automatic Food Dispenser Initiative Serves Poor Areas
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Rice-Dispensing Machines
Rice-Dispensing Machines
This Food Vending Machine Produces Steaming Rice for Chinese Students
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Junk-Refusing Vending Machines
Junk-Refusing Vending Machines
These Healthy Snack Vending Machines Reference Your Medical Records
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Tampon Vending Machines
Tampon Vending Machines
O.B. is Appealing to Potential New Customers Candidly
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Exercise-Dependendant Water Machines
Exercise-Dependendant Water Machines
This Machine Requires Users to Run for Clean Drinking Water
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Customizable Pizza Kiosks
Customizable Pizza Kiosks
NXT Pizza's Food Kiosk Lets Foodies Personalize Their Order
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Lager Vending Machines
Lager Vending Machines
The DraftServ Beverage Vending Machine Lets the Consumers Be the Bartender
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Nail Polish Vending Machines
Nail Polish Vending Machines
Essie Nail Polish Can Now Be Purchased at a Vending Machine
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Umbrella Vending Machines
Umbrella Vending Machines
'brellaBox is the World's First Rental Service for Sharing Umbrellas
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Floral Vending Machines
Floral Vending Machines
24Flower in Amsterdam is an Innovative New Retail Concept
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Vehicle Vending Machines
Vehicle Vending Machines
The Carvana Dealership Gamifies Car Pick-Ups with a Car Vending Machine
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Selfie Vending Machines
Selfie Vending Machines
This Japanese Beverage Dispenser Offers a Complimentary Portrait
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All-Natural Cosmetics ATMs
All-Natural Cosmetics ATMs
These 3FLOZ Vending Machines Sell Travel-Sized Beauty in Airports
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Nature-Swapping Vending Machines
Nature-Swapping Vending Machines
Old Spice's Vending Machine Accepts Tokens from the Earth
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Frozen Food Vending Machines
Frozen Food Vending Machines
BICOM's Machines Release Frozen and Hot Food on Demand
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Vending Machine Retail Displays
Vending Machine Retail Displays
This Fendi Window Display at Harrod's is Inspired by Arcade Kiosks
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Unconventional Shop Displays
Unconventional Shop Displays
Fendi's Designer Pop-Up Shop Displays Include Vending Machines
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Fresh Food Vending Machines
Fresh Food Vending Machines
Let's Pizza Makes 100 Different Variations from Scratch
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Candy-Dispensing Public Benches
Candy-Dispensing Public Benches
The Kit Kat Bench Rewarded Those Who Rested for 60-seconds
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Gamified Recycling Programs
Gamified Recycling Programs
This Initiative Aims to Encourage Recycling During the Rugby World Cup
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Flip Flop Vending Machines
Flip Flop Vending Machines
Old Navy's Shoe Vending Machine Trades Tweets for Flip Flops
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