When the average person thinks of vending, they often think of junk food and soda. Yet along with the future moving towards touchless solutions, we also are seeing a change in the types of products breaking into the vending industry.
Some products, like Shamrock Farms Rockin’ Protein drink, are typically found in drink coolers and aren’t consider innovative. However, the way Shamrock Farms is promoting its new product leaves room for operators and brands to rethink promoting products.
Girl Scout cookies are a seasonal favorite, but the pandemic left the scouts scrambling for a safe way to sell their products. One creative troop set up their own vending machine to sell cookies. Though selling cookies in a vending machine isn’t very original, but the next generation is learning how vending machines and the vending industry can offer more ways to reach consumers.
Consumables aren’t the only products seeing the inside of a vending machine. Car Keys Express is a new automated vending machine that can create copies of automotive and residential keys instantly. Jewelry designer, Marla Aaron, also used vending machines in her latest campaign on February 14th to attach the growing hunger and economic crises, dispensing gift-wrapped products.
And as St. Patrick’s Day approaches, it’s only fitting that a beer vending machine is popping up. Three students from the Netherlands created The Bierport in hopes to minimize queues at bars, ease bartenders’ work, as well as the waiting time for event-goers.