25¢ crack pipe vending machines aim to lower HIV rates in Canada
The creativity of businesses using vending machines to sell their products seems to know no bounds, and in the past we’ve seen even prescription drugs delivered through InstyMeds‘ 24/7 hospital kiosks. Going somewhat further, a nonprofit has now installed crack pipe vending machines in Vancouver, in order to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS among the city’s addicts. READ MORE…

25¢ crack pipe vending machines aim to lower HIV rates in Canada

The creativity of businesses using vending machines to sell their products seems to know no bounds, and in the past we’ve seen even prescription drugs delivered through InstyMeds‘ 24/7 hospital kiosks. Going somewhat further, a nonprofit has now installed crack pipe vending machines in Vancouver, in order to curb the spread of HIV and AIDS among the city’s addicts. READ MORE…

Vending machine promises hot burritos in 60 seconds
While organic, fresh, gourmet superfood salads straight from a vending machine are making healthy meals a cinch, let’s face it — sometimes all you want is a burrito. Burritobox is a new vending machine that delivers five different types of filled tortillas on demand. READ MORE…

Vending machine promises hot burritos in 60 seconds

While organic, fresh, gourmet superfood salads straight from a vending machine are making healthy meals a cinch, let’s face it — sometimes all you want is a burrito. Burritobox is a new vending machine that delivers five different types of filled tortillas on demand. READ MORE…

Vending machine salads are organic, and made fresh each day
Vending machine food isn’t typically known as an example of fine dining, instead serving to provide a quick fix when customers can’t get their hands on some proper food. While we’ve previously seen innovations such as Yves Behar’s Briggo aim to deliver barista-quality coffee from nothing but a robotic kiosk, Farmer’s Fridge is now hoping to do the same for salads — creating healthy, gourmet meals from fresh, high quality ingredients each morning, delivered through vending machines. READ MORE…

Vending machine salads are organic, and made fresh each day

Vending machine food isn’t typically known as an example of fine dining, instead serving to provide a quick fix when customers can’t get their hands on some proper food. While we’ve previously seen innovations such as Yves Behar’s Briggo aim to deliver barista-quality coffee from nothing but a robotic kiosk, Farmer’s Fridge is now hoping to do the same for salads — creating healthy, gourmet meals from fresh, high quality ingredients each morning, delivered through vending machines. READ MORE…

Puncture? New York bike repair stations offer 24-hour help
Almost all cyclists know the pain of experiencing a puncture on the road without the equipment needed to fix it. While Minnesotans enjoyed the roving GPS Tune-Up Bike — which assisted riders with tools and advice last summer — Bikestock is a more permanent solution, offering bike repair vending machines and public equipment in New York. READ MORE…

Puncture? New York bike repair stations offer 24-hour help

Almost all cyclists know the pain of experiencing a puncture on the road without the equipment needed to fix it. While Minnesotans enjoyed the roving GPS Tune-Up Bike — which assisted riders with tools and advice last summer — Bikestock is a more permanent solution, offering bike repair vending machines and public equipment in New York. READ MORE…

Vending machine offers free samples, provides rich user data to retailers
Free samples are a common way for retailers to promote new products, but supermarkets often use staff to hand them out and don’t collect data about the success those campaigns. New startup Freeosk has now created a vending machine that automatically dispenses samples to loyalty card holders. READ MORE…

Vending machine offers free samples, provides rich user data to retailers

Free samples are a common way for retailers to promote new products, but supermarkets often use staff to hand them out and don’t collect data about the success those campaigns. New startup Freeosk has now created a vending machine that automatically dispenses samples to loyalty card holders. READ MORE…

Vending machine offers beer only to users who do nothing
Hot on the heels of our coverage of Brazilian lager brand Polar‘s attempts to get beer drinkers to chat rather than use their smartphones, we’ve stumbled upon another similar initiative. Amstel’s Pause campaign has rewarded passersby with a cold beer for doing nothing for three minutes. READ MORE…

Vending machine offers beer only to users who do nothing

Hot on the heels of our coverage of Brazilian lager brand Polar‘s attempts to get beer drinkers to chat rather than use their smartphones, we’ve stumbled upon another similar initiative. Amstel’s Pause campaign has rewarded passersby with a cold beer for doing nothing for three minutes. READ MORE…

Airport vending machine ‘restaurant’ offers gourmet menu
Travelers with little time to stop for a bite to eat may not be able to do without the cheap, fast food of vending machines, and we’ve even seen the devices installed inside taxis. Taking an alternative route however, Haneda Airport in Tokyo has introduced a sit-down vending machine restaurant, offering gourmet food 24 hours a day. READ MORE…

Airport vending machine ‘restaurant’ offers gourmet menu

Travelers with little time to stop for a bite to eat may not be able to do without the cheap, fast food of vending machines, and we’ve even seen the devices installed inside taxis. Taking an alternative route however, Haneda Airport in Tokyo has introduced a sit-down vending machine restaurant, offering gourmet food 24 hours a day. READ MORE…

In Brazil, books sold through vending machines at pay-what-you-want prices


We’ve seen pay-what-you-want pricing implemented in a variety of product categories, including restaurants, advertising services and hotels. Recently, however, we came across another new effort — Brazilian company 24×7 Cultural recently launched an initiative enabling customers to choose the price they want to pay for the books sold through its subway station vending machines. READ MORE…

In Brazil, books sold through vending machines at pay-what-you-want prices

We’ve seen pay-what-you-want pricing implemented in a variety of product categories, including restaurantsadvertising services and hotels. Recently, however, we came across another new effort — Brazilian company 24×7 Cultural recently launched an initiative enabling customers to choose the price they want to pay for the books sold through its subway station vending machines. READ MORE…