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Swyft, Inc. acquires ZoomSystems; the global leader in automated retail

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Swyft, Inc. announced the strategic acquisition of NewZoom LLC (ZoomSystems), the global leader in automated retail, in a cash and equity transaction. The Swyft purchase of ZoomSystems enables both companies to better serve a broader global customer base in both Automated Retail and Retail Automation. The ZoomSystems automated retail stores for Best Buy, Benefit Cosmetics, …

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Uniqlo To Go Vending Machines Deliver Japanese Minimalism On Demand

Uniqlo is offering two items via vending machines—heat-retaining shirts and lightweight down jackets—dispensed in boxes and cans to U.S. consumers. The Japanese fashion brand installed a vending machine at Oakland Airport in California with nine more planned for airports and malls in Los Angeles, Houston and New York in the near future. Uniqlo USA CEO Hiroshi Taki said the technology will bring “convenience …

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Uniqlo will sell clothes out of vending machines in airports across the US

Uniqlo wants to make shopping for clothes as easy as buying a chocolate bar. The Japanese retailer is launching new vending machines in 10 locations across the US, including malls and airports. These so-called “Uniqlo To Go” machines will stock two of the most popular items from the brand’s “LifeWear” collection: a thermal heat-tech T-shirt ($14.90) and a lightweight down jacket ($69.90). These …

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Cupid Countdown: Vend it at Valentine’s Day

NAMA Recommends Vended Gifts at Valentine’s Day. If you’re pressed for time this Valentine’s Day, look to a vending machine to find a timely gift for your special someone. “Innovation defines the vending and refreshment services industry today, taking unattended retail to a whole new level,” said Roni Moore, NAMA’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications. “From gourmet food to …

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Airports Get More Friendly for Parents With Young Children

Airports are getting a little more child-friendly, at least for parents traveling with babies and toddlers. The Honest Company, a consumer goods brand, recently started installing automated kiosks stocked with essentials for parents who forgot to bring diapers onto their next flight. The eco-friendly line, founded by the actress Jessica Alba in 2012, has set up nine kiosks at several airports …