The fundamentals of business tell us that maximizing profit stems directly from maximizing value for your customer. Value can be delivered in a myriad of ways, location being one of them. You want to make sure your vending machines are in a location that are able to drive value for
Category: weird vending machines
Japan Gets Ready for 2020 Olympics by Creating Interactive Vending Machines for Tourists
Almost everyone has enjoyed the convenience and wide selection provided by vending machines. But research has shown that tourists are sometimes hesitant to buy drinks they are unfamiliar with when visiting a foreign country. In preparation for the 2020 Olympics, a leading beverage manufacturer working with a Japanese consulting firm
Vending Machines that Replace Fast Food Workers
Even as recently as a few short years ago, the vending machine was seen as something of a stop gap device – a temporary solution to the problem of hunger or thirst in between meals. People who didn’t necessarily have time in between classes or on work breaks could look
University of Southern Indiana Scores Local College Victory for ‘Recyclemania”
It wasn’t too long ago after the start of the new year (2015) that the three leading institutions for higher education based out of Evansville participated in the annual RecycleMania Tournament. Across the nation, there were more than 390 post-secondary schools that took part in the event. Managed by Keep
Vending Machines Promote Recycling in China
The concept of “reverse vending machines” is making waves throughout a variety of different communities, most notably in China. In Beijing, commuters have begun using these reverse vending machines to offset the costs normally associated with public transportation. By placing plastic bottles into a specifically designed machine, they are then
Vending Around the World
In America, the most commonly seen vending machines are either drink vending machines or snack vending machines. However, vending machines in various locations around the world feature items that go well beyond simple snack food and drinks. Read below for some the most interesting vending machines around the world: Breach machine, Normandy, France:
Designer Handbags, In A Vending Machine?
To continue our theme from last week of interesting luxury vending machines, we moved on from specialty cupcakes to designer handbags. This dream vending machine was posted to the Instagram account of Interview magazine and is stocked full of handbags from top designers including Dior, Hermes and Alexander McQueen. When
Emergency Vending Machines
Japan is a country well-known for its obsession with vending machines, with vending machine manufacturers creating some of the most unique machines in the world. The country has them just about everywhere and while they are usually used for traditional vending purposes like selling food and beverages, a group in
Fresh Take on Snack Vending Machines
Healthy vending choices have been becoming more and more popular over recent years as consumers and organizations demand more nutritious food selections in public places, offices and schools. A banana farmer from Australia has finally seen his vending dream come to fruition as he recently launched his first banana vending
Helmet Vending Machines on the Way for Bikers
Innovative and unusual vending machines seem to be popping up every week, and a new vending product coming out of Boston can help enthusiastic bikers stay safer than ever. With Boston Bike Week underway, Boston.com unveiled a series of new helmet vending machines for riders who need safety on the
Artistic Re-purposed Vending Machines
Some neat vending machine news appeared last week out of the annual CES conference in Las Vegas. Now, you may well ask, what does the CES – or consumer electronics showcase – and vending machines have in common? Meet the Art-o-Mat, a retrofitted cigarette vending machine (the kind that are now banned
Laptops From a Vending Machine?
Even in an age where everything from smoothies to books are being purchased in vending machines, it is still hard to imagine something as heavy-duty as a computer being dispensed from a vending product. However, even that technological barrier has been broken, as made evident by a recent Mashable article.
Vending Machines for the Jet Set
Have you ever been in a super big hurry, about to fly in your private jet to the tropical island that you own before monsoon season hits, and are jonesing for some caviar to take on the flight? Nope, we didn’t think so. But just in case, some Californian caviar
Momba Vending Machines are a College Student’s Dream
When you think about vending machines in colleges, you likely imagine a sleep-deprived business major sneaking into the hallways looking for snacks in the midst of an all-nighter. But what if college vending services could do more than satisfy late-night munchie cravings via a snack vending machine? That is what
Pizza from a Vending Machine?
Even with vending machines rapidly evolving, did you ever think you would buy a pizza pie from one? Soon you will be able to. After a successful debut in England, A1 Concepts is planning to bring their “Let’s Pizza” vending machine to the United States. According to The Gothamist, the
Lost Lunch? Visit the Vending Machine
One can easily get lost in the tedious tasks of the office. More specifically, the nature of the work being done these days—on computers, in cubicles—means that you can lose track of time in a stream of ones and zeroes. As the clock ticks by without notice, your blood sugar
A Vending Machine During Heat Waves
Today we’d like to take the time to highlight some very cool vending machine technology, literally and figuratively speaking. We’re always looking for ways to improve user experience and to stay ahead of the game in the vending world. The US has been having quite a few bouts of heat
Pizza from a Vending Machine?!
No, don’t expect pizza from one of our snack vending machines. But you can expect this new vending machine to debut here in the U.S. thanks to Amsterdam-based company A1 Concepts. The company began distributing the Italian-created machine in Europe three years ago. $5.97 will buy you a 10.5-inch pizza
The Shoe Vending Machine Has Made Its Way to the U.S.
Some time ago, we talked about UK vending machines that weren’t your typical drink vending machines. Instead, they had flat ballet shoes and were planted in clubs so that women could keep on dancing the night away, even when their heels gave out or they just couldn’t hold themselves up
Vending Machines For Medical Supplies
Sure, you’re familiar with the snack and soda vending machines you see in the waiting areas of venues and buildings. You get your snacks quick and you can return to whatever it is that you were doing. But did you know that there are specialty dispensing machines for other products?