Category Archives: Retail automation vending

Automated Bar for Sports Fans w/ Facial Recognition & Age Verification

Automated Bar Service News IDmission brings verification, convenience, and security to TendedBar automated cocktail service Jacksonville, FL – Whether it’s an NFL Game, an Elton John, Metallica, or Bruno Mars concert, or the final round of a PGA TOUR event, the last thing fans want to do is miss the action while waiting in line to get a drink.  TendedBar,… Read More »

Kiosk Tradeshow – NRF 2016 Preview – The Big Show Retail

January is the NRF 2016 trade show in New York.  This year looks to be busier than ever for self-service and signage. I did a count of exhibitors and it over three pages long.  Retail lockers and automation are going to be high on the list of attention again this year. I’ll be there (big thanks to Pitney Bowes and… Read More »

Automation – Swyft Raises $3.5M Series A Financing

The original founder of ZoomSystems has funding for new endeavor which seems to be in the same space in many ways.

Source: finance.yahoo.com

Swyft was co-founded by Gower Smith, creator of the automated retail industry. “We are at the inflection point where automated retail is proven, however has not yet scaled. Just like when banks introduced ATMs, location numbers increased 10 times once independent manufacturers deployed low-cost machines. At ZoomSystems I quickly grew annual sales from zero to $100 million, but after handing off management, the company didn’t continue to lower capital cost to improve ROI. Our data showed that this was the key for scale to tens of thousands of locations and billions in revenue, which is our focus at Swyft.”

Walmart Innovation Lab 415-C Call for Innovation

Walmart Innovation Lab 415-C is opening submissions to technology companies wanting to be selected for Walmart’s “Technology Innovation Open Call” on Oct. 6, 2016. Submission deadline is July 22, 2016 or the first 250 submissions. Submissions should include a three-minute video and written overview of the company. During the open call event, vendors will meet with key technology… Read More »

Whitepaper – Smart Technology & Interactive Retail

Smart technology consumer products are breaking the interactive retail barrier in creative, educational and experiential ways. Frank Mayer and Associates, Inc. sponsored a white paper, “Interactive retail opens the door to market growth”, delving into this topic and what to watch for in the coming year. An excerpt from the whitepaper: While more and more retailers offer experiential… Read More »