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Louisville firm's InkSpot dish out printer cartridges

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KIOSK Information Systems of Louisville has teamed up with Denver-based ink distribution company Legacy Imaging to launch a new automated retail kiosk.  The new kiosk, called InkSpot, offers consumers "convenience and savings" when it comes to buying ink cartridges for their printers, said Legacy Imaging Vice President Michael Frothingham. The system is installed at McGuckens in Boulder.
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KIOSK Information Systems (KIOSK) will be featuring their new StoreBOTâ„¢ Automated Retail Platform at the NRF Loss store-bot.jpgPrevention Conference in New Orleans June 20th - 21st at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (Booth #1731).  The solution provides a fully automated consumer sales transaction with secure product category lockdown and real-time inventory intelligence. Also the GiftWise turnkey gift card solution from Self ServiceNetworks.

OMAHA, Neb., May 07, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Many attendees of this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting saw something they'd never seen before: a complete retail store in just 2 sq. ft. of floor space. In contrast to the usual large booths selling products made by Berkshire-owned brands. Richline Group, a Berkshire Hathaway-owned jewelry manufacturer, employed the Vigix vending kiosk to sell commemorative, gold and silver coins, pendants, and money clips. Sales were strong throughout the meeting, achieving an annualized sales per square foot of more than $1,125,000.
LAS VEGAS -- 365 Retail Markets has won a gold iSpot Innovation Award in the kiosk category for its second-generation SmartHub Gen II self-checkout kiosk. The company will be among the innovators honored at next week's National Automatic Merchandising Association OneShow here.

Self-Checkout Footprints Get Smaller For Retail

You may have used self-checkout stations at grocery stores and supermarkets, do-it-yourself retailers like IKEA, Lowe's and Home Depot, CVS Pharmacy, and even to borrow books from your local public library. Designed to expedite service for shoppers with just a few items, to manage checkout queues with limited staff on hand, or simply to add a self-service option for customers who prefer it, these self-checkout solutions have been around for a decade or more.

Self-Checkout, Too Easy to Steal?

Self-checkouts are supposed to save retailers in labor costs, because they do not need a cashier and, theoretically, the customer can do the checking out him or herself.  But some retailers are finding that they may be costing more than they save, as incidents of customer theft grow

Self-checkout lanes boost convenience, theft risk

Walmart and CVS are among the chains adding self-scanning lanes. But at least two grocery chains -- Albertson's and New England-based Big Y-- have abandoned their self service moves. Both cited customer service as the reason, although Big Y says shoplifting played into the decision.

Self-Checkout Could Make Stealing Too Easy

Recent news articles in The Point of Sale News and USA Today took a look at retailers' growing use of self-checkout systems and resulting increases in theft.

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