Posts for tag: vending

Mar 2, 2020

The New Age of Digital Media and Elevated Consumer Experiences

Empire Vending Family
Micro Markets

Digital Screens and Micro Markets Are Accelerating Growth for Empire Vending How you deliver a positive and elevated consumer experience in today’s age has become one of the true differentiators that can set you apart from your competition. We sat down with Jonathan Abernathy from Empire Vending, located in Houston, TX, and talked about what […]

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Feb 28, 2020

Younger Generations Willing to Buy Non-Traditional Goods at Vending Machines and Spend More on Them

Millennial woman using vending machine
Unattended Retail

  As younger generations are being blamed for being industry “killers”, their penchant for advanced technology that simplifies and speeds processes like payments, offers instant gratification, and intuits their needs is propelling once sleepy industries like unattended retail into the spotlight. Recently we announced the results of a joint survey with PYMNTS which underscored the […]

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Feb 24, 2020

2020: The Emergence of Office Coffee Plus and Pantry Services

Bradlee Whitson KR Vending

Exclusive Interview with Bradlee Whitson, Operations Manager, K&R Vending “The paradigm is changing, instead of vending operators being the deliverers of product on the last mile, we are starting to become a solution provider to our clients,” said Bradlee Whitson, Operations Manager at K&R Vending Services. The start of a new year always presents an […]

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Jan 10, 2020

Younger Operators, Sustainability and the Future of Vending

Young woman getting coffee from machine
Healthy Vending

In the last ten years, we have seen a steady growth of younger business owners within our vending and self-serve retail customer base, many of whom have taken over family-owned businesses. Whether it is adopting next generation payment technology, expanding to healthier products choices, or implementing work-life balance initiatives in their offices, the next generation […]

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Aug 5, 2019

Three Self-Serve Retail Models to Connect and Engage with Your Customers

Unattended Retail

Times are changing, and technology is catching up – cashless payments can be found almost anywhere, from break rooms to airports to stores. It is a trend that started long before Amazon Go and is continuing to grow along with the continuous growth of the digital world. Consumers are enjoying self-serve kiosks, micro-markets, and interactive […]

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Jul 29, 2019

5 Capabilities You Need from Your Integrated OCS Software

Office Coffee Service

In our latest blog series, we’ve been looking beyond the capabilities of cashless to explore the other top features that unattended retail and micro market operators should look for in an enterprise software solution. In this last installment of our series, we’ll be focusing our attention on the capabilities that operators need from their integrated […]

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Jul 10, 2019

Micro Market, Major Capabilities: 5 Capabilities You Need from Your Integrated Micro Market Software

Unattended Retail

In our last blog post, we discussed the top five capabilities—outside of cashless transactions—that retail operators should be looking for in an enterprise software solution. Now, we’re going a step further, exploring the functionality that operators need from their micro market software.  Micro markets, which offer automated self-checkout and unattended payment experiences, require more than just […]

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Jun 7, 2019

Your Business is Changing: Six Future-Forward Capabilities Your Enterprise Solution Needs Beyond Cashless

Cashless Trends

As an unattended retail operator, you already know that the industry is rapidly shifting towards cashless and mobile transactions—especially as a new generation of customers embraces the convenience of cashless like never before. Already, 79% of Gen Zers surveyed report using a digital payment service at least once per month. But while cashless is the […]

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Sep 6, 2017

How Millennials Will Drive Retail Personalization

Guest Perspective

Today’s guest post was written by Cory Hewett, CEO for Gimme Vending Millennials are now the largest generation working today, growing past Gen-Xers[1].  With this changing of the guard, the retail landscape is in the middle of its own rebirth, and like Blockbuster and Sears can attest, being an iconic American brand assures no asylum against […]

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