High-Tech Vending Machines Gain Media Attention

March 31, 2015

Vending machine transformations have been gaining the attention of local media in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Local news source Pioneer Press recalls three vending machine types— Coca-Cola Freestyle, Fresh Healthy Vending and Best Buy Express—that have been popping up around the area and how they are challenging the traditional vending user experience.

Fresh Healthy Vending offers health-based products in a machine with graphics that pop. Meanwhile, Coca-Cola’s Freestyle machine enhances the customer experience with a touchscreen and user-created flavors. The Best Buy Express, vending non-traditional items such as headphones and cameras, allows for returns and is equipped with touchscreen facades.