Posts Tagged ‘snack vending machine’

Japan Gets Ready for 2020 Olympics by Creating Interactive Vending Machines for Tourists

Almost everyone has enjoyed the convenience and wide selection provided by vending machines. But research has shown that tourists are sometimes hesitant to buy drinks they are unfamiliar with when visiting a foreign country. In preparation for the 2020 Olympics, a leading beverage manufacturer working with a Japanese consulting firm will introduce an interactive vending […]

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The Wittern Group Announces its Commitment to the American Business Act on Climate Pledge

U-Select-It’s parent company, The Wittern Group, joins 153 companies who have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge in their support for action on climate change. DES MOINES, IOWA – December 7, 2015 – U-Select-It, Inc. (USI), a leading global vending machine equipment manufacturer, announces The Wittern Group’s commitment to the American Business Act […]

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Government and Technology Regulations Impact Vending Industry

There are very few industries in the world today that don’t have to worry about things like government regulations and the dramatic shift caused by disruptive technology. If you ask any vending machine manufacturer, they would tell you that they’re dealing with both of these issues on a daily basis and with increasing frequency as […]

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Vending Machine Dispenses Macbook Loaners to Students at London School of Economics

When you hear the term “vending machine,” you probably call to mind images of a traditional food vending machine. They’re great ways to get a quick snack in between classes or shifts at work, but they ultimately amount to little more than that, right? Wrong. Thanks to the frequency at which technology has continued to […]

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Enhanced Visual Vending Machine Merchandising with the Alpine ST5000 Elevator

If you still think that vending machines are just for the occasional soft drink, or that they’re only designed to provide quick and easy access to a snack in between classes or shifts at work, think again. A large number of leading manufacturers have put the latest in technological advancements to hard work for the […]

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Vending Machines that Replace Fast Food Workers

Even as recently as a few short years ago, the vending machine was seen as something of a stop gap device – a temporary solution to the problem of hunger or thirst in between meals. People who didn’t necessarily have time in between classes or on work breaks could look to the vending machine for […]

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How Vending Machines Are Bringing China and Japan Closer

What is it that is bringing these two countries of China and Japan closer? Surprisingly vending machines. These unmanned machines are already a huge hit in Japan, and it looks as though China isn’t far behind in adding vending machines for just about anything you can think of. Discussions are soon to  take place concerning […]

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Strategic Vending Around The World & Why They Work

Generally speaking, innovation is one of the most important parts of doing business – regardless of the type of industry you happen to operate in. This is especially true in terms of vending machine solutions, where most customers seem to have a “one size fits all” approach to their needs. When people already assume that […]

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U-Select-It Welcomes Alejandro Castillo

March 12, 2015-Des Moines, IA – U-Select-It welcomes Alejandro (Alex) Castillo to our team as USI, Latin American Technical Service Manager.  With 25+ years of experience working with USI and other brands in Mexico, as a customer (Secic, AutoMercadeo/Kiosko) and contract support person.  Alex has been utilizing his Electronic Engineering background and education recently working […]

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U-SELECT-IT MACHINES INMETRO CERTIFIED FOR SALES IN BRAZIL

As recent as this quarter there are now several models of vending machines that have achieved ‘INMETRO’ for sales in Brazil. INMETRO is short for “Instituto Nacional de Metrologia”, “Normalização e Qualidade Industrial”, or “National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology.” This institute is accredited by the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade and cooperates […]

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