Self-serve pharmacy kiosks arrive in Arizona cities

MedCenter self-serve pharmacy kiosks have been deployed in Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona, under a pilot program, according to a press release. Six of the kiosks are now available in a variety of locations, including grocery stores, pharmacies and medical clinics,...

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 Ehandel.com, a retail site.

Grasshopper Kiosks debuts kiosks for dispensing cannabis

Grasshopper Kiosks is launching its latest series of ADA-ompliant automated sales kiosks designed for the legal cannabis industry. The kiosks provide automation for the storage and dispensing of regulated products, according to a press release. Grasshopper's automated sales kiosks were...

Global interactive kiosk market expected to grow 13.43 percent annually through 2021

The global market for interactive kiosks is expected to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 13.43 percent from 2017-2021, according to a report from Technavio. Vendors covered in the report include Diebold, IBM, Kiosk Information Systems, NCR, Hewlett...

Redbox is leaving Canada

Customers can continue to rent movies from the kiosks until February 13, and will have until March 5 to return them.

Samsung demos assisted-selling kiosk, digital signage displays at NRF BIG Show

Samsung Electronics America presented its interactive retail experience at NRF 2015, highlighting a range of solutions for retail environments, from the storefront to the showroom to the loading dock, warehouse and back office.

Provision Interactive to deploy promotional kiosks at Rite Aid stores

Provision Interactive Technologies Inc., a subsidiary of Provision Holding Inc., announced plans for the rollout of Provision's 3D Savings Center digital signage kiosks in 200 Rite Aid locations in the New York and Los Angeles markets beginning in 2015.

LA kiosk recycles foreign currency into gift cards, charitable donations

Los Angeles-based Leftovercash Inc. rolled out its first automated foreign currency conversion kiosk at the Northridge Fashion Center Mall in the San Fernando Valley.

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.

Millennial travelers prefer digital shopping

Millennial travelers are willing to spend their money and loyalty points on purchases for ancillary items at self-service kiosk and mobile devices, according to a survey by NCR Corp. "Airports and airlines alike have a unique opportunity to cater to...

Versatile Credit introduces tablet-based credit app device for retail

Versatile Credit has announced the launch of The Hive, a new countertop kiosk designed to fit in more store environments. Versatile Credit is a business unit of Versatile Systems Inc. "We are very excited to introduce The Hive, the latest addition to our rapidly growing credit ecosystem.

Village Vending brings back English village stores

Village Vending, a company based in the small historic town of Ashbourne, Derbyshire, U.K., is providing self-service kiosks with the look and feel of traditional village stores. Village stores, once the center of English rural life, have been on the...

Kodak extends photo partnership with Bartell Drugs

Kodak Alaris announced that it has renewed a multi-year agreement with Bartell Drugs, the oldest family-run drug store chain in the nation. According to the companies, the agreement enables Bartell's to provide consumers with a complete photo shopping experience, and...

AVT licenses wireless management system to Marley Coffee Automated Stores

AVT Inc., a provider of custom vending machines, automated retailing and self-service kiosks, has announced that it has licensed its patented wireless vending management system to Marley Coffee Automated Stores Inc. According to the companies, Marley Automated Coffee Stores is...

Walls + Forms introduces wireless retail kiosk

Walls + Forms, Inc. announced that it now has a wireless retail kiosk that is designed for cell phone and accessories display.

Target Canada's French-only self-checkouts cause controversy

A Target shopper in Montreal has called attention to the apparent lack of English on the retailer's self-checkout kiosks. According to an article on cbc.ca, Anne-Marie Legault began to use the self-checkout kiosk when she found that the machine only...

General Pants Co. goes multichannel with iPad kiosk plan

Australian retailer General Pants Co. announced its plans to deploy a fleet of in-store kiosks during a recent launch event in Sydney. According to an article on powerretail.com.au, the kiosks are iPad-based and blend "fashion shopping, social media and music...

MyRegistry introduces mobile app for retailers

MyRegistry.com has announced the release of its "Kiosk" mobile app on iOS for merchants to operate an in-store gift registry service. According to the company, this new application enables any brick-and-mortar retailer to have sophisticated gift registry tools that in the past could only be afforded by major department stores.

Bartell Drugs rolls out book machine for in-store print-on-demand

Kodak Alaris announced Seattle-based Bartell Drugs will offer consumers a full-service digital-to-print media center for all their custom print needs, via On Demand Books' in-store Espresso Book Machine integrated with KODAK Picture Kiosks. According to the companies, this state-of-the-art center...

NCR APTRA debuts in Africa

Today at the ATM Industry Association Africa Chapter conference, NCR Corp., in collaboration with Bytes Managed Solutions, its exclusive distributor in South Africa and other selected countries, launched NCR APTRA Interactive Teller into the African market. A news release from...

AT&T goes heavy on digital signage, interactivity in KY, OH stores

As the lines between the physical and digital retail worlds blur and consumers turn to their mobile devices and apps to enhance their mobile lifestyle, AT&T said it is transforming its retail stores in Kentucky and Ohio to enhance the...

Comcast tunes into kiosks inside its largest customer service center

Comcast recently held the grand opening for its interactive Xfinity Service Center in Houston, with self-service kiosks serving as integral features of the overall customer experience. At 6,500 square feet, the new service center is Comcast's largest in the country,...

Boise Albertsons checking out of self-checkout

Three Boise, Idaho, Albertsons stores are getting rid of their self-checkout lanes, a spokesman for the regional Albertsons division has told the Idaho Statesman newspaper. Albertsons LLC of Boise took over the local stores in March, and has started remodeling...

Coinstar now offically known as Outerwall

Stockholders have cleared the way for the official name change of Coinstar. The company announced that stockholders approved an amendment to the Restated Certificate of Incorporation to change the name of the company to Outerwall Inc. The company will begin trading under its new name Outerwall Inc.

Canadian clothier dispenses designer duds from a kiosk

Quattro Clothiers, a Toronto-based luxury menswear shop, is using an automated retail kiosk by Signifi to dispense designer Italian shirts, according to a news release. The SpotShop kiosk uses a tray system to carefully handle the shirts, which carry price...

Apple requests patent for in-store kiosk for content customization

The US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application today from Apple, revealing possible plans for a retail packaging system via an in-store kiosk, Patently Apple reported. The system enables Apple customers to customize a device's content while it...

Kate Spade, Zappos fight showrooming with iPad kiosks

ArmorActive's iPad kiosks are taking aim at showroomers. The company behind the enclosures announced that its products were recently deployed at Kate Spade, Zappos and sports merchandise retailer Fanzz. The Saturday by Kate Spade flagship store in Tokyo installed ArmorActive's...

Millennials the target of Aeropostale's new store prototype

Teen retailer Aeropostale is shedding its formerly logo-heavy brand and working to boost sales through increased engagement with millennials. An article on Business Insider reported that the retailer launched a new prototype store in October, heavy with both flashy colors...

Coinstar rolling out kiosks with PayPal integration

Starting this month, Coinstar users in California, Ohio and Texas can use the coin-counting kiosks to add money to, or withdraw money from, their PayPal account — a move that the company said furthers the convergence of brick-and-mortar and online...

SeePoint gets rugged with intro of outdoor kiosk

A new kiosk system by SeePoint Technology boasts weather preparedness in the event of extreme heat and cold or the occasional deluge of rain. The all-weather Secure Point Outdoor Kiosk System can withstand temperatures ranging from minus 2 to 115...

Voto app brings democracy to shopping

Retailers looking for a tool to boost customer engagement have a new mobile application to add to their array of choices. The iPad kiosk company ArmorActive recently released Voto, a feedback platform where shoppers post a series of photos showing...

The Dubai Mall completes upgrade of wayfinding kiosks to iMap 2.0

Advanced Interactive Media Solutions recently finished the installation of iMap 2, the latest version of the company's interactive wayfinding and mapping system, in The Dubai Mall. According to an article on menafn.com, the installation completes the upgrade from iMap 1,...

TIO partners with Progreso Financiero for bill-pay kiosks

TIO Networks Corp. announced it is expanding bill-pay options for America's growing Hispanic community through a new strategic alliance with Progreso Financiero, a provider of financial services products for underserved Hispanics in the U.S. TIO will launch the first five...

Redbox celebrates birthday with free movie night

Redbox will celebrate its 10th birthday tomorrow with a one-day giveaway of movie or game rentals. On Oct. 10, customers can go to the Redbox Facebook page to find the promo code for the free rental, usable at any Redbox location, a company announcement said.

Self-service kiosks could be financial savior for Michigan city

Grand Rapids, Mich., joins the growing list of local governments utilizing self-service kiosks to provide easier and more cost-effective access to certain government services. Two kiosks were installed last Friday at the City Hall, with plans for more around town,...

AVT announces automated self-service shops

AVT Inc., an automated self-service technology company, announced today the development of a new version of its VendStore24 system. The Corona, Calif.-based manufacturer designed the retail shop to allow brands and vendors to offer products in non-traditional locations, according to...

DVDNow rolls out in Costa Rica

DVDNow is launching this month in Costa Rica and is the first DVD kiosk company to enter the market, Scott McInnes, DVDNow Kiosks founder and CEO, said in a company press release. "Costa Rica is an untapped opportunity for our...

Redbox closes deal to buy NCR's DVD kiosks

Coinstar's Redbox has completed the acquisition of NCR's DVD kiosk business, including DVD kiosks, DVD inventory, intellectual property and certain retailer contracts. Under the terms of the asset purchase agreement, Redbox paid NCR $100 million and assumed certain liabilities of...

AutoZone using iPads at the shelf

Fastrak Retail and OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc.'s Automotive Division are using iPads and their latest custom Headlight app to provide store personnel and shoppers an easy-to-use touchscreen kiosk, at-the-shelf, in select Eastern AutoZone stores, according to a press release. The shelf-ready...

Coinstar's coffee kiosks have a name -- Rubi

It's official: Coinstar coffee kiosks are coming to market. It's not exactly news, considering the company previously discussed the business venture with us and a few other publications, but its partnership with Seattle's Best Coffee is now official and comes with a name — Rubi — that Coinstar hopes will soon be as familiar as its No.

Mobile check-in kiosks to drive store sales

Software designer Solekai Systems has partnered with a mobile solutions start-up called Raging Mobile to develop a prototype for a mobile phone check-in kiosk that allows customers shopping inside a retail location to download coupons to their phones and tablets....

Coinstar testing photo kiosk

Coinstar is at it again. No longer satisfied with ruling the coin-counting and the DVD kiosk industries, it's been piloting several new kiosk projects, including a machine that vends coffee and one that sells gadgets.

Canadian DVD kiosk co hoping to fill void left by Blockbuster

Canada has launched its first franchised DVD-rental kiosk company, Planet DVD, according to Canadian Business. At the helm of the company is Jim Gormley, former owner Jumbo Video, which went under when Blockbuster rapidly expanded. Now, Gormley is hoping to...

Universal, redbox renew 28-day-later vows

Universal Studios Home Entertainment and redbox, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar Inc., today announced the signing of a multi-year agreement that will continue to make Universal Blu-ray Disc and DVD titles available for rental at redbox locations nationwide, but only...

TIO to launch cloud-based wallet

TIO Networks, an expedited bill-payment processor, will launch a cloud-based wallet platform, TIO Wallet, designed to help the estimated 60 million Americans who have limited access to mainstream financial products. TIO Wallet will provide cash-preferred customers with a tool designed...

Indian mall using kiosks to promote sales, brands

Touch Infotainment, promoted by JGI Ventures, has designed a kiosk that tells shoppers about all the deals offered by various brands at a mall. It can give discounts on e-commerce sites and provide customers with Internet access.

Redbox going international

Coinstar's redbox is making global waves, according to company CEO Paul Davis, who told investors that redbox has already begun testing kiosks in select regions of Canada. Davis also admitted that the number of kiosk installations will be lower this...

Verizon, redbox partner to offer physical, digital rentals

Verizon and Coinstar's redbox are partnering to offer a streaming service to compete with Netflix. The joint venture, set to debut in the second half of 2012, will offer all of the convenience, simplicity and value of redbox rentals combined...

Groupon deals hit Chicago kiosks

Groupon coupons will soon be available at 30 kiosks with touchscreen displays throughout Chicago, according to the Sun Times. The Groupon deals will target each kiosk's location. For example, a daily deal at a Navy Pier kiosk could include a...

Study: redbox is still king

Coinstar’s redbox is the most popular source of DVD and Blu-ray disc rentals, according to an NPD survey released Thursday. Although redbox is beating its competitors, NPD's VideoWatch tracker, which surveyed more than 38,600 movie renters and an additional 74,000...

Gifting kiosks hitting European stores

Stanton Consultancy, a global foreign exchange and prepaid automation specialist, and Self-Service Networks, a provider of turnkey self-service kiosk, Web and mobile solutions, are planning to transform European gifting with the introduction of fully integrated, self-service gift card kiosks. The...

OpenMotion intros personalized gift card kiosk at NRF Big Show

At the National Retail Federation's 101st Annual Convention & EXPO in New York City, digital and mobile marketing solutions company OpenMotion has introduced the ConnectNow Custom Gift Card Kiosk, which enables retailers to increase revenue by overcoming the reason consumers...

Wincor Nixdorf 360 Scan Portal speeds consumers through the checkout line

Wincor Nixdorf Inc., one of the world's leading providers of total IT solutions for the retail industry, has introduced its 360 Scan Portal, a fully automatic self-checkout solution with 360-degree scanning technology. Designed for high-volume retail environments, the 360 Scan...

Verizon, redbox may offer video streaming

Rumor has it that Verizon and redbox are joining forces to create a video streaming service. Redbox, whose parent company is Coinstar, could give Verizon new-release movie options to integrate into the service, the same way DISH Network is tapping...

Guess? creates 'look books' from iPad kiosks

Guess? Inc. tapped iPadEnclosures along with Global Bay-Mobile Technologies, to design and install its newest customer interaction stations in retail stores throughout New York, Miami, Las Vegas, Chicago and Los Angeles. Shoppers may peruse "Look Books," which are basically iPad...

Kodak enhances picture kiosk technology

Eastman Kodak Company has enhanced its Picture Kiosk software to allow consumers to use images from their own, as well as from their friends' shared photo albums on social networks and imaging sites such as Facebook, Google Picasa and Kodak...

The Container Store launches gift registry

The Container Store, retailer of storage and organization products, has introduced its Gift Registry, www.containerstore.com/registry, which will allow customers to easily create a registry online or in-store. According to the company, The Gift Registry's most unique feature is Group Gifting...

Ubox makes mobile vending machines a reality in China

Asian tech blog Penn Olson has a post on Ubox, a Chinese app that lets consumers make purchases at vending machines using their mobile phones. The apps are already available for iPhones, Android devices and JAVA-based feature phones, Penn Olson reports. The futuristic looking Ubox vending machine has one big button.

NetWorld Alliance publishes introductory guide to self-service and kiosk usability

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – NetWorld Alliance, publisher of Kiosk Marketplace and other B-to-B news and information portals, has published "Executive Briefing: Self-Service and Kiosk Usability," the fifth in its series of reports aimed at taking complex and current business topics and...

Kodak photo kiosks now connected to the social web

Eastman Kodak Co. recently announced that it has now introduced social network connectivity to the Kodak Picture Kiosk.

Blockbuster slashes prices to compete with kiosks

Blockbuster, which was recently acquired by satellite operator DISH Network, announced today that it's lowering the prices of thousands of videos to compete with kiosks, including redbox and BLOCKBUSTER Express kiosks owned by NCR. Starting Friday, thousands of the video...

Phone app guides consumers to DVD kiosks

Integrating technologies to better serve consumers is all the rage in the retail world, and Gulf Coast Multi Media is jumping on the band wagon with DVDFind, a GPS-enabled utility app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. According to...

Kiosks make it easy to buy hard liquor

Kiosks make it easy to buy hard liquor

Pennsylvanians can already buy wine from grocery-store kiosks, but the state's Liquor Control Board announced Thursday that some of the kiosks will also stock hard liquor. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is working on a pilot program to decide which...

In-store coupon kiosks saving grocery shoppers money

In-store coupon kiosks saving grocery shoppers money

Customers at Food Lion supermarkets are using more coupons than ever since the grocery chain deplolyed coupon-dispensing kiosks inside stores. "In these difficult economic times, Food Lion is committed to providing our customers with the lowest prices on the best...

Kiosk prints copies of even hard-to-find books

Kiosk prints copies of even hard-to-find books

Most would assume that downloading e-books would cut paper demand. However, that’s not the case at the Harvard Book Store in Cambridge, Mass. The store, owned by Jeff Mayersohn and his wife Linda Seamonson, carries a lot of old books...

TIO Networks partners with iQmetrix for bill-pay

TIO Networks, a provider of bill-payment services through kiosks and other technology, has announced a partnership with iQmetrix to serve a growing base of wireless retailers across North America. iQmetrix Software Development Corp. develops retail management systems for the cellular...

Kodak intros new Smart Print System

Eastman Kodak Co. today announced the availability of the PYNK Smart Print System at 5,000 CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide. The PYNK Smart Print System, which automatically measures, crops, arranges and prints photos to fit a frame, uses proprietary Kodak technology that...

Carrefour adding photo-product kiosks from Kodak

Kodak has announced that it has signed a new partnership agreement with Carrefour, a leading European and the world's second largest retailer. According to a press release, the multi-year agreement follows an in-depth competitive assessment by Carrefour to select the...

The Body Shop deploying automated retail shops

ZoomSystems, a supplier of automated retail solutions, has announced a partnership with The Body Shop, the world's second largest cosmetic franchise, to bring its popular body care and bath products to branded ZoomShops at locations across the United States.In addition...

Blockbuster Express merges online, kiosk DVD rental

NCR Corp. has added functionality to blockbusterexpress.com that allows users to create a favorites list, browse available titles at their preferred kiosk, complete the rental of up to three titles at once online and then pick up their DVDs from the kiosk at their convenience.

HP edges Kodak kiosks out of Walmart stores

Hewlett-Packard Co. just gave rival printer giant Eastman Kodak Co.

Kodak brings Facebook, Picasa photos to in-store kiosks

Eastman Kodak Co. recently announced the availability of what it’s calling "the most flexible connected solutions ecosystem in the industry, providing opportunity for large and small retailers alike to increase their photo profit opportunity." This new photographic "ecosystem" gives consumers...

DIMA Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out winners announced

The seventh annual Digital Imaging Marketing Association (DIMA) Photo Kiosk Shoot-Out was held over the weekend at PMA 2010, the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow, in Southern California.

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