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  • Vending Market Research May 28, 2020 From Kiosk Industry May 2020 — Vending sales are expected to accelerate post-pandemic, due to affordability of its footprint and sanitary interface, when compared to a crowded store. Excerpt from Canadian Vending magazine ...
  • Cloud Based HotelKey Platform May 21, 2020 DALLAS, TEXAS, December 11, 2018 – San Fernando Valley based 41 room Canoga Hotel www.canogahotel.com has selected HotelKey, a simple to use next generation cloud-based property management platform. Canoga Hotel Staff and Management team ...
  • Walmart MoneyCenter Overview May 16, 2020 Nice wrap from Clark on Walmart MoneyCenter May 2020 Here’s What You Need to Know About Walmart MoneyCenter You can shop for just about everything at Walmart — from groceries to clothing ...
  • Kroger Provides Free COVID Testing to Employees May 5, 2020 From Progressive Grocer May 2020 — The Kroger Co. will provide free COVID-19 testing to its workers, ramping up the testing already offered by the grocer and other food retailers. Kroger said that ...
  • McDonalds Social Distancing Testing in Netherlands May 3, 2020 Erwin Dito Managing Director at McDonald’s Netherlands As a result of great and swift teamwork, we’ve launched our ‘test and learn prototype’ restaurant in Arnhem. It’s an important step closer to operating ...
  • Restaurateurs Say 25 Percent Capacity Isn’t Worth Risk April 28, 2020 article at DM Restaurant Apr2020 – Dallas food industry insiders on what that means for them. Most restaurateurs are hesitant to risk opening their dining rooms. BY EVE HILL-AGNUS AND ...
  • Hospitality Strategy for Restaurants – Selling Margaritas & Chips April 28, 2020 Vida Taco Bar is Thriving with Cocktail Deliveries article on Bar And Restaurant Apr2020 – by   Jeremiah Batucan | The staff, clad in PPE, was spaced out as half prepared orders for the latest round ...
  • Hospitality News – Hilton Defining a New Standard of Hotel Cleanliness April 27, 2020 At Hilton Website Apr2020 – Working with RB/Lysol and Mayo Clinic to Elevate Hygiene Practices From Check-In to Check-Out MCLEAN, Va. – Hilton announced today a new program to deliver an ...
  • Temperature Check Kiosks April 27, 2020 Temperature Taking Kiosks Having digital signage kiosk to take temperature has seen a lot of interest recently.  It could be one strategy for re-opening business and assuring customers of safety. Bob Iger, ...
  • Outdoor parcel locker designed for bus stops in rural areas April 20, 2020 Cleveron 361 is an outdoor parcel locker designed for bus stops in rural areas. Cleveron 361 combines the characteristics of a bus stop and a parcel locker. Clients can receive their ...
  • Coronavirus Accelerates logistics automation higher up the agenda April 20, 2020 From Robotics and Automation Apri 2020 What’s on the minds of automated research these days? This landscape – and therefore, the scope of the report – includes the following: Automated guide carts and ...
  • Scanalytics Helps Grocery Stores Count Shoppers in Real Time April 16, 2020 Full article at WisconsinInno Apr2020 Scanalytics, the Milwaukee-based company that makes floor sensor technology to track and collect data on human movement patterns, is providing its tech to Wisconsin grocer Metcalfe’s Market free of ...
  • Healthcare kiosks streamline patient check-in April 15, 2020 From Frank Mayer blog Apr2020 As news reports detail the impact COVID-19 will have on our population and the healthcare system that serves it, many medical facilities have put systems in ...
  • Custom Kiosk Design Manufacturers April 14, 2020 Updated content on kioskindustry.org providing custom kiosk design manufacturers. Custom Kiosk Manufacturers Having an unattended self-service terminal or kiosk designed for you is the path that product oriented companies such as Redbox, ...
  • New Design Smart City RFPs Website Launched April 11, 2020 In April we launched the Smart City Design website which features RFPs, Contracts, News, Resources and more. It is the plan to provide more focus on markets such as Smart ...
  • Restaurant gift cards opportunity for sales April 3, 2020 From the National Restaurant Association March 2020 Gift-card sales are a much-needed revenue source during the pandemic disruption. Cards appeal to homebound customers and play a big part in community outreach ...
  • Automation Boom Robots Thanks To Covid-19? April 3, 2020 From Protocol.com April 2020 Excerpt: The coronavirus pandemic has pushed the world into uncharted territory — and in some industries, that’s leading to an automation boom. More than 6.6 million people filed for unemployment in the U.S. ...
  • Restaurants made Toast a $5 billion start-up — then coronavirus April 2, 2020 Article on CNBC Apr 2020 on Toast Toast was valued at almost $5 billion in February, coming off a year of 109% revenue growth. A month later, states from California to New ...
  • Reverse Vending technology and Deposit Return Vending April 2, 2020 Article by Tomra on reverse vending role April 2020 Truls Haug, Managing Director at TOMRA Collection Solutions, explains the role of reverse vending technology in deposit return schemes, ahead of the schemes ...
  • EMV Payment Solution by TEAMSable March 30, 2020 TEAMSable Partners With Worldnet Payments To Provide EMV Payment Solutions to Merchants San Jose, California – March 30, 2020 – TEAMSable, premiere hardware manufacturer of complete Point-Of-Sale (POS) systems, and Worldnet Payments, ...
  • Retail against the Coronavirus March 23, 2020 From Bain.com March 2020 — Companies can brace themselves for lasting changes to the sector even as they grapple with short-term disruption. At A Glance We’ve put together an operational checklist to ...
  • N95 Masks and the Coronavirus: More Production Underway March 23, 2020 From Honeywell News March 2020 – Millions more of the respirators will be made in the United States and around the world. To address growing demand of masks during the outbreak ...
  • Amazon will start selling cashierless Go March 23, 2020 From The Verge March 2020 Amazon will start selling the technology behind its cashierless Amazon Go stores to other retailers, according to Reuters. Amazon reportedly has “several” retailers already signed up ...
  • KMA ADA Kiosk Chairpersons Announced March 6, 2020 From Kiosk Industry March 2020 From PRNewswire March 2020 WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 4, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The Kiosk Manufacturer Association aka KMA announces our new ADA and Accessibility Chairpersons.  Serving as co-chairpersons for our committee is Randy Amundson of Frank Mayer and Associates, ...
  • Retail and Alcohol Upsell February 26, 2020 Alcohol Retail – Shopping Under The Influence We like that title. WP article covers Nordstroms and how they are adding martinis to the mix for shoppers.  With all the analytics describing ...
  • Amazon Store #1 in Seattle Opens and Cashierless February 25, 2020 Feb 2020 – Very complete article by CNBC including videos of new cashierless store Amazon has just opened. Amazon has been working on this since 2015. Includes produce ...
  • How AI Creates Jobs February 23, 2020 AI is boosting efficiency and making life easier for thousands of AP professionals today. But many of these professionals are undoubtedly wondering if sophisticated software might one day put them ...
  • Casino Automation – Automated Cocktail Drink Dispensers February 23, 2020 Reported on Vital Vegas Feb 20202 MGM Resorts testing automated beverage dispenser in casino.  It appears to be situated in service area so it would actually be operated by employees. The ...
  • Costco Membership – More Than A Hotdog February 21, 2020 First reported by SheKnows Feb 2020   From Yahoo — There’s a lot to love about Costco. We can stock up on healthy gluten-free foods to make weeknight cooking a breeze (hello, ...
  • MURTEC Restaurant Technology Conference Preview February 15, 2020 From Kiosk Industry Preview Unprecedented consumer empowerment is redefining food service: delivery, privacy, personalization, alternative payments, artificial intelligence; stir in new ways to streamline the back of the house, and it’s ...
  • CSUN 2020 CONFERENCE – KIOSKS ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY February 15, 2020 CSUN 2020 Conference – Kiosks From CSUN website Feb 2020 KMA at CSUN This March 11th-13th, Vispero will be leading multiple presentations on kiosk accessibility at CSUN’s Annual Accessibility Conference being held in Anaheim, CA. Vispero’s Vice President and ...
  • Kiosk Research – Self-Service QSR Kiosks February 15, 2020 From Kiosk Industry Feb 2020 Excerpt: Self-Service QSR Kiosks Gaining Popularity Editors Note: Short and concise report on QSR Kiosk market. Nothing on drive-thru kiosks. Quite a few players not included (maybe next ...
  • Automation affecting American workforce February 15, 2020 Effects of Automation on American Workers Nice article on GQ Magazine Feb 2020 Excerpt: When McDonald’s began experimenting with automated kiosks for customers to place their orders, the company’s former CEO Ed Rensi ...
  • 7-Eleven Testing Cashierless Store Concept February 7, 2020 Source: Borndigital.com  2/6/2020 and Supermarket News Cashierless now being tested by 7-Eleven at Irving Texas headquarters. 7-Eleven said Wednesday that the 700-square-foot store is only for employees, who first must download an ...
  • BOPIS: The future of order fulfillment January 30, 2020 Nice article on BOPIS from Smart Brief We met with Cleveron on NRF 2020 and they have quite the portfolio of retail automation especially in BOPIS technology.  The Walmart towers are ...
  • Cashless Society and Kids January 3, 2020 Nice article PBSNewshour Paul Solman A quarter of the U.S. population is made up of people born from the mid-1990s to around 2010, known as Generation Z. When it comes to ...
  • JAWS Kiosk Software For Windows December 29, 2019 New ADA software released for Windows by Vispero and PacielloGroup JAWS Kiosk by Vispero Vispero®, the world’s leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero ...
  • Loss Prevention – Two-Thirds of Retailers Victims Organized Theft December 14, 2019 Press release by NRF December 11, 2019 11:34 AM Eastern Standard Time WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Organized retail crime affects almost all merchants and more than two-thirds of those surveyed have seen an increase in ...
  • Redbox Games – No Longer Rents Games December 12, 2019 Redbox Kiosk News From Engadget 12.10.19 The internet seems to have caught up with the games via Redbox.  Xbox subscriptions have cut into the market. Consumers spent $400 million renting DVD and ...
  • Ten Rules Innovation Amazon December 9, 2019 Amazon executive Doug Herrington can sum up the formula for his company’s rapid innovation in ten rules. Herrington, a 1988 Princeton alumnus, shared those rules, along with reflections on his own ...
  • Toys R Us returns to Houston with interactive store December 7, 2019 Excerpt from Houston Chronicle Toys R Us, the beloved toy retailer that went out of business last year, has returned to Houston with a revamped store that aims to offer a ...
  • In-Store Loss Prevention – Home Depot’s efforts to stop a growing theft problem November 25, 2019 Read full article on CNBC “I personally believe this is driven by the opioid crisis,” Carol Tome, Home Depot’s then-chief financial officer, said in a phone interview with CNBC in May. KEY POINTS Organized ...
  • Facial recognition public spaces – Perspective November 25, 2019 From CTVNews.Ca Excerpt — TORONTO — Technology capable of scanning a person’s face and linking them to a database of thousands of other people has been introduced in Canadian airports and shopping ...
  • Denny’s Selects Presto As Its Exclusive Pay-At-Table Technology Partner November 21, 2019 Press Release – November 19, 2019 Presto has been selected to deploy its industry-leading pay-at-table tablet kiosks at participating Denny’s restaurants across America Presto, the restaurant industry’s end-to-end front-of-house (FOH) technology platform, ...
  • Amazon Ramps Up Its Physical Retail Plans — Including Cashier-less Grocery Stores November 21, 2019 Amazon Retail Grocery Stores CONTRIBUTOR Danny Vena  The Motley Fool PUBLISHED NOV 20, 2019 2:22PM EST NASDAQ Full Article  — The rumor mill has switched into high gear when it comes to Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN) and its relentless ...
  • Touchscreen surface treatments October 29, 2019 Nice article on touchscreen treatments https://kioskindustry.org/touchscreen-surface-treatments/
  • Standard Cognition buys cashierless DeepMagic – Retail Kiosks October 28, 2019 Retail Kiosk News Valued at $535 million, autonomous retail startup Standard Cognition has emerged as a soon-to-be tech giant and the best hope for merchants to compete with Amazon Go. ...
  • Patient Kiosk website for Healthcare Kiosks Launched October 27, 2019 We’ve launched a new website Patientkiosk.io Patient Kiosk Check-In The patient check-in kiosk increases efficiency and patient satisfaction in emergency departments, waiting rooms and ambulatory settings by expediting the patient identification process, ...
  • Retail Stores Adding Food To Drive Traffic October 21, 2019 Reference link Food Coming to a Retail Store Near You LONDON, United Kingdom — In a grand restaurant in central London, customers tuck into classic British delicacies such as afternoon tea topped off ...
  • Checkout Technology – Tesco invests in frictionless checkout startup Trigo October 19, 2019 https://agfundernews.com/tesco-invests-in-frictionless-checkout-startup-trigo.html Tesco Retail Technology — Tesco invests in frictionless checkout startup Trigo October 17, 2019 Lauren Stine UK supermarket behemoth Tesco has partnered with Israel-based checkout technology developer Trigo and made an equity investment in the ...

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