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100 Vending Machine Innovations

From Twitter-Activated Soda Dispensers to VR Vending Concepts

— February 13, 2015 — Business
These vending machine innovations range from Twitter-activated soda dispensers to VR retail concepts that celebrate convenience. While the traditional vending machine may be equipped with snacks and sodas, these examples are far more advanced and innovative.

They range from multi-media to book dispensers that make retail more convenient for those leading a busy lifestyle. Moreover, these examples utilize modern technology to create a custom and interactive experience for their users.

In addition to product-specific vending machine concepts, these innovations also include branded vending machines that are used by large companies and in a number of different industries.

Standouts from this list include flip flop vending machines that market Old Navy's summer collection and Social Media powered soda dispensers that let shoppers pay with a Tweet.
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Activity
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99
Booze-Dispensing Soda Machines
Booze-Dispensing Soda Machines
A DC Area Pepsi Machine Was Rigged to Sell Liquor Instead of Pop
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98
Robotic Vending Machine Thieves
Robotic Vending Machine Thieves
This Robotic Device is Designed to Steal from Vending Machines
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97
Playful Soccer Vending Machines
Playful Soccer Vending Machines
The Pepsi Football Vending Machine Tests Your Soccer Skills
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96
Fitness Gear Vending Machines
Fitness Gear Vending Machines
Westin Hotels & Resorts’ Machine Trades Tweets for Running Gear
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95
Gift-Giving Drink Dispensers
Gift-Giving Drink Dispensers
The Pepsi Vending Machine Gets Gives the Gift of Soda this Holiday
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94
Break-Encouraging Vending Machines
Break-Encouraging Vending Machines
This Beer Vending Machine Rewards Patrons Who Do Nothing
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93
Location-Based Medicine Deals
Location-Based Medicine Deals
Green Cross Partners With Foursquare to Offer Deals to Users
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92
Meow-Powered Vending Machines
Meow-Powered Vending Machines
A Bizarre Vending Machine called Miaukomat Lets You Pay with a Meow
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91
SIM Card Vending Machines
SIM Card Vending Machines
This Vending Machine Automates the Process of Giving Out Mobile Tech
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90
Dish-Dispensing Campaigns
Dish-Dispensing Campaigns
Corelle Chip-Resistant Dinnerware Sold in Vending Machines
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89
Meta Food Catching Machines
Meta Food Catching Machines
Lobster Zone's Lobster Claw Game Lets You Catch Your Dinner
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88
Internet-Enabled Soda Dispensers
Internet-Enabled Soda Dispensers
The Wi-Fi Vending Machine by Asashi Offers Free Web Access
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87
Slim Vending Machines
Slim Vending Machines
The Diet Coke Slender Vender is the Thinnest in the World
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86
EV-Charging Vending Machines
EV-Charging Vending Machines
Quench Your Thirst and Electronic Vehicle in One Stop
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85
Power-Saving Beverage Dispensers
Power-Saving Beverage Dispensers
Coca-Cola Japan Unveils Eco-Friendly Vending Machines
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84
Fish Sauce Vending Machines
Fish Sauce Vending Machines
This Unusual Vending Machine Dispenses a Common Cooking Ingredient
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83
Couples Only Vending Machines
Couples Only Vending Machines
Coke's Invisible Vending Machine Doesn't Reveal Itself for Singles
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82
Virtuous Vending Tools
Virtuous Vending Tools
The Coca-Cola Japanese Red Cross Charity Soda Machines are Donation-Ready
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81
Touchscreen Tea Machines
Touchscreen Tea Machines
teaBOT's Tea Vending Machine Lets You Craft Your Own Loose Leaf Blends
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80
Clairvoyant Vending Machines
Clairvoyant Vending Machines
Kraft Meal Planning Solution Scans Faces to Determine What to Eat
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79
Electricity-Reducing Vending Machines
Electricity-Reducing Vending Machines
Coca-Cola's Peak Shift is an Eco-Friendly Vending Machine
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78
Virtual Movie Vending Machines
Virtual Movie Vending Machines
Flix on Stix Rents Movies Straight to Your USB Drive
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77
Pedal-Powered Water Dispensers
Pedal-Powered Water Dispensers
Vitaminwater Company Activate Releases a Cyclable Vending Machine
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76
Computer Vending Machines
Computer Vending Machines
Laptops Anytime Lends Out Macbooks at Philadelphia’s Drexel Univer
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75
Luxury Vending Machines
Luxury Vending Machines
Beverly Hills Caviar Releases Lavish Food
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74
Social-Powered Vending Machines
Social-Powered Vending Machines
The Pepsi 'Like Machine' Dispenses Sodas for Likes
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73
Organic Toddler Snack Dispensers
Organic Toddler Snack Dispensers
The Ella’s Kitchen Vending Machine Helps Keep Tots Healthy
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72
Upcycled Gondola Vending Machines
Upcycled Gondola Vending Machines
The 'Vending Machine' is a Giant Dispenser of Rubber Balls
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71
3D Printing Vending Machines
3D Printing Vending Machines
Customized 3D Printing is in Vending Machine Form Thanks to Dreambox
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70
Pot Product Vending Machines
Pot Product Vending Machines
Medbox Has Created a Machine Where Licensed Pot Can be Dispensed
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69
Yawn-Activated Vending Machines
Yawn-Activated Vending Machines
Douwe Egberts' Coffee Machine is Clever Marketing
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68
Literature Dispensing Machines
Literature Dispensing Machines
This Short Story Vending Machine Positions Books as Yummy Snacks
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67
Pastry Vending Machines
Pastry Vending Machines
This Cool Vending Machine in Japan Dispenses Fresh Crepes
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66
Twitter-Activated Vending Machines
Twitter-Activated Vending Machines
Gary Lineker Gives Tweeters Free Walkers Crisps Bags
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65
Cashless Robotic Retailers
Cashless Robotic Retailers
Next Generation Biometric Vending Machines are in Beta Testing
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64
Bartering Vending Machines
Bartering Vending Machines
The Swap-O-Matic Trades Products for Recyclable Materials
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63
Junk-Refusing Vending Machines
Junk-Refusing Vending Machines
These Healthy Snack Vending Machines Reference Your Medical Records
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62
Baguette Vending Machines
Baguette Vending Machines
Jean-Louis Hecht Provides Fresh Bread Outside His Bakery at All Times
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61
3D Refreshment Dispensers
3D Refreshment Dispensers
Coca Cola Japan Changes the Face of Vending Machines
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60
DIY Chip Vending Machines
DIY Chip Vending Machines
Lay's Argentina Invites Users to Make Their Own Chips
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59
Vintage Book Vending Machines
Vintage Book Vending Machines
The ‘Biblio-Mat’ Exchanges Coins for Classic Literature
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58
Healthy Hotel Vending Machines
Healthy Hotel Vending Machines
Marriott & Farmer's Fridge Combine Fresh Food with Travel
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57
Charitable Artwork Dispensers
Charitable Artwork Dispensers
The Vending Machines by Wieden + Kennedy Raise Money for Schools
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56
Self-Pouring Vending Machines
Self-Pouring Vending Machines
This Green Vending Machine Bottles Water Right Before Your Eyes
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55
Pizza-Dispensing Machines
Pizza-Dispensing Machines
Pizza Box' Pizza Vending Machines Make Meals Within 90 Seconds
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54
Friendship-Powered Vending Machines
Friendship-Powered Vending Machines
The Milka Vending Machine Releases Treats When Hands are Held
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53
Gold Vending Machines
Gold Vending Machines
This Luxe Vending Machine Trades Cash for Pieces of Gold and Silver
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52
French Fry Vending Machines
French Fry Vending Machines
Patrons Can Enjoy a Fresh Serving of Fries in Just 90 Seconds Flat
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51
Facial Recognition Product Dispensers
Facial Recognition Product Dispensers
Sanden Vending Machine Provides Extreme Customization
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50
Cyclist-Targeting Vending Machines
Cyclist-Targeting Vending Machines
The Bikestock Vending Machine Provides Relief for Mishaps
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49
Crab-Dispensing Vending Machines
Crab-Dispensing Vending Machines
This Unique Vending Machine Sells Live Crabs in China
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48
Tampon Vending Machines
Tampon Vending Machines
O.B. is Appealing to Potential New Customers Candidly
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47
Welcome Sign Vending Machines
Welcome Sign Vending Machines
The Schiphol Airport BannerXpress Creates Custom Banners
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46
Witty Vending Machines
Witty Vending Machines
These Juicy Drench Dispensers Will Take Your Brain Power as Cash
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45
Lager Vending Machines
Lager Vending Machines
The DraftServ Beverage Vending Machine Lets the Consumers Be the Bartender
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44
Nail Polish Vending Machines
Nail Polish Vending Machines
Essie Nail Polish Can Now Be Purchased at a Vending Machine
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43
Sharp-Toothed Vending Machines
Sharp-Toothed Vending Machines
The Goodie Monster Vending Machine Feeds Alternative Appetites
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42
Gourmet Vending Machines
Gourmet Vending Machines
Berlin's 24/7 Automat Vends Everything from Champagne to Stroopwaffles
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41
Desk Vending Machines
Desk Vending Machines
The Office Glico is a Japanese Vending Machine for Office Workers
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40
Vegetable Vending Machines
Vegetable Vending Machines
For Vegans On The Go
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39
Art Vending Machines
Art Vending Machines
The ALIFE Art Machine Dispenses Boxes of Artistic Creations
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38
Lactating Vending Machines
Lactating Vending Machines
Huts Conveniently Provide Farm Fresh Milk to Thirsty Italians
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37
Sobriety-Testing Vendors
Sobriety-Testing Vendors
The Pronto Wine Vending Machine Only Serves the Sober
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36
Taco Shop Vending Machines
Taco Shop Vending Machines
The Burritobox Sells Mexican Food Without the Middleman
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35
Fruity Vending Machines
Fruity Vending Machines
Japan Gets a Healthy Snack Alternative With Dole Banana Vending Machines
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34
Designer Bag Vending Machines
Designer Bag Vending Machines
This Designer Handbag Vending Machine Makes Style Accessible
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33
Tweeting Cookie Dispensers
Tweeting Cookie Dispensers
The UID Cookie Box Rewards Tweets with Crispy Treats
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32
Butcher Vending Machines
Butcher Vending Machines
Spain's Izarzugaza Butcher Shop Installs Sausage Vending Machines
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31
Medical Vending Machines
Medical Vending Machines
MedCentre Machines May Put Pharmacies Out of Business in the UK
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30
Vending Machine Advisors
Vending Machine Advisors
These Japanese Recommendation Vending Machines Cure Indecisiveness
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29
Reverse Vending Machines
Reverse Vending Machines
The Dream Machine Makes it Easy and Rewarding to Recycle
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28
Fresh Orange Juice Machines
Fresh Orange Juice Machines
Vingoo's Fresh Juice Vending Machine Presses Fresh Oranges on the Spot
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27
Internet Access Vending Machines
Internet Access Vending Machines
The Coca Cola Happiness Refill Fountain Lets You Log On
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26
Helmet Vending Machines
Helmet Vending Machines
The 'Helmethub' Dispenses Helmets to Riders Renting Bikes
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25
Chicken Vending Machines
Chicken Vending Machines
The NOAH Egg Machine Shows the Plight of Chicken in Factory Farms
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24
Marijuana Vending Machines
Marijuana Vending Machines
The ‘Autospense' Dispenses Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes
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23
Pizza Vending Machines
Pizza Vending Machines
'Let's Pizza' Cooks a Snack for Consumers in Under Three Minutes
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22
Bicycle-Repairing Vending Machines
Bicycle-Repairing Vending Machines
Cyclists Can Buy Bike Parts Using Express Biker's Kiosks
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21
Art Vending Machines
Art Vending Machines
The Kunstautomat in Berlin Dispenses Miniature Masterpieces
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20
Champagne Vending Machines
Champagne Vending Machines
Moet & Chandon Unveil Their Champagne Dispenser for Christmas
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19
Vending Machine Boutiques
Vending Machine Boutiques
Mobil-Tee-Vending May be the Next Clothing Retail Channel
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18
Vending Machines That Break Things
Vending Machines That Break Things
Smashing Way to Release Anger
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17
VR Vending Machines
VR Vending Machines
The Acure Drink Dispenser Mimics a Store Shelf to Provide Product Info
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16
Salad Vending Machines
Salad Vending Machines
The Farmer's Fridge Provides Healthy, Eco-Friendly Food On-The-Go
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15
Vending Machine Burgers
Vending Machine Burgers
Tateishi Burger Has Patrons Order Burgers via Machine
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14
Beach Sandal Vending Machines
Beach Sandal Vending Machines
The Havaianas Flip Flop Machine is Ideal for Aquatic Settings
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13
Undergarment Vending Machines
Undergarment Vending Machines
Undz Provides Easy Buying for Men's Skivvies
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12
Vending Machines for Books
Vending Machines for Books
Novel Idea Dispenses Literature Via Touchscreen
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11
Graffiti Vending Machines
Graffiti Vending Machines
The Graffomat Makes Sure Graffiti Artists Have a Stock of Supplies
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10
Denim Vending Machines
Denim Vending Machines
Buying Designer Jeans Just Got As Easy As Buying a Soda
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9
Santa Vending Machines
Santa Vending Machines
The Muji Christmas Machine Bring Cheer and Festivity to Barcelona
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8
Barista-Replacing Vending Machines
Barista-Replacing Vending Machines
Briggo’s Coffee-Bots Replaces the Human Touch
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7
HD Vending Machines
HD Vending Machines
Sapient Interactive 'uVend' Interactive Coke Machine Hits North America
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6
Flip Flop Vending Machines
Flip Flop Vending Machines
Old Navy's Shoe Vending Machine Trades Tweets for Flip Flops
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5
Vending Machine Cosmetics
Vending Machine Cosmetics
Sephora Launches Make-Up Dispensers at JCPenney
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4
Fresh Food Vending Machines
Fresh Food Vending Machines
The Vending Machine Farmer's Market Makes it Easy to Eat Well
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3
Human Vending Machines
Human Vending Machines
Kit Kat's Man-Powered Promo at London Victoria
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2
Touchscreen Vending Machines
Touchscreen Vending Machines
The aCure Vending Machine Debuts in Japan
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1
Accessories Vending Machines
Accessories Vending Machines
The Berlinomat Design Automat Brings Products to Transit Hubs
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