Amazon Go stores may be close to a full 'go'

Amazon is gearing up to establish a roster of Amazon Go stores, the cashierless retail strategy the mega etailer has had in pilot for just about a year, according to a Bloomberg report. Amazon is hiring personnel for the stores, claims Bloomberg.

United Airlines secures EZ Access certification for self-serve kiosks

United Airlines has incorporated EZ Access technologies into its self-service kiosks to better ensure that the kiosks are accessible to all travelers. "We chose to implement EZ Access into our kiosks because it's not limited to a single disability," Jaymes...

Ikea vending machine offers kitchen tools

Ikea has installed a vending machine at a Stockholm subway station to sell small kitchen items such as a garlic press, an egg slicer and other tools, according to, a retail site.

CVS Pharmacy launching health, wellness vending machines nationwide

CVS Pharmacy is introducing automated retail vending machines stocked with convenient, on-the-go necessities including over-the-counter health products, "better-for-you" snacks and personal care products typically sold at CVS Pharmacy locations nationwide. The vending machines are designed to help maximize convenience and...

Google veterans launch smartphone activated self-serve convenience concept

Google veterans Paul McDonald and Ashwath Rajan are launching a new concept called Bodega, a 5-foot-wide pantry box filled with non-perishable convenience items that customers purchase using their smartphones, according to Fast Company.

Boulder County, Colorado installs vehicle registration kiosk

Residents of Boulder County, Colorado can now renew motor vehicles registration at a self-service kiosk in the lobby of the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder's Boulder headquarters office, according to the Times-Call. The kiosk is available from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Wisconsin city installs parking kiosks

Parking kiosks installed in Stevens Point, Wisconsin become active today, September 5, according to The Stevens Point City Times. The electronic kiosks are replacing parking meters at various locations surrounding the UW-Stevens Point campus and Ministry St. Michael's Hospital.

Consumers hungry for contactless checkout at Whole Foods and hope Amazon delivers

Consumers are hoping that once Amazon acquires Whole Foods, the online mega retailer will provide cashier-free checkout and a much improved grocery store experience. That's the feedback from a ChargeItSpot poll regarding the deal, according to a CNBC report. "Our...

USA Technologies teams with Vendors Exchange on kiosk offering loyalty rewards and promotions

USA Technologies, a provider of payment technology, has partnered with Vendors Exchange International Inc., a provider of solutions for the convenience marketplace, to create the VE Kiosk platform, according to a press release. The partnership leverages both USAT's credit card...

Robots not a job killer, claims Trump treasury chief

While robotics is taking deeper root within the business realm, from warehouses to stores to everyday home life, the White House administration doesn't seem to view them as job killers. In fact, according to a Business Insider report, President Donald...

Amazon Go store hits some glitches

The public unveiling of Amazon's Go store, which features no cashiers, is being delayed due to some technical glitches, according to a Market Watch report. The big challenge is that the sensor-based check-out system isn't working well when there are...

UK book retailer drives efficiency, cost savings with automation platform

The biggest U.K. book seller is gaining operational efficiency and greater transparency with in-house facilities management after deploying a SaaS service automation platform. The ServiceChannel solution, according to the release, is helping the retailer boost communications and performance. "The goal...

Humanoid robot coming to a retailer near you

SoftBank Robotics is focused on getting a humanoid robot, Pepper, into every retailer and it won't just be giving customer service. The robot, according to an Inc. report, could soon be offering nutrition advice on items in grocery stores, assessing...

U-Vend, Ingram Micro team up on self-serve retail platform

Self-serve kiosks being launched in Canada will provide consumers a new channel for buying cell phones and phone accessories.

Why self-checkout kiosks won't eliminate the cashier anytime soon

Why self-checkout kiosks won't eliminate the cashier anytime soon

Customers tend to rely on self-checkout kiosks only for small orders, as each additional item increases the chance of a technical problem, says an industry expert.

Apex Supply Chain Technologies rolls out self-serve restaurant kiosk

Apex Supply Chain Technologies rolls out self-serve restaurant kiosk

Apex has rolled out a new self-serve restaurant kiosk to allow on-the-go consumers to order from any device and pick up and pay for their food at the kiosk.

AVT Inc. files for bankruptcy protection

Vending manufacturer AVT Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a press release. AVT management claims this event was caused by unsuccessful expansion into other industries, not their core vending business.

Interactive Customer Experience Summit coming to Chicago in June

The conference will focus on technologies such as digital signage, self-service kiosks, mobile and tablets, as well as emerging technologies like beacons, virtual assistants and augmented reality.

Outerwall wins software innovation award

Outerwall Inc. is the winner of the 2014 Software AG Innovation Award in Digital Enterprise for its enterprise management software.

Old Navy vending machines dispense free flip flops

In the run-up to its annual $1 summer flip-flop sale on June 28, Old Navy has been dispensing free flips from vending machines in locations around New York and Los Angeles.

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