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Apr 1 2015

ZoomSystems' Benefit Kiosk and partnerships with Essie and 3FLOZ are featured in Family Circle Magazine's April 2015 print edition. 

Mar 27 2015

Vending machines have been undergoing dramatic high-tech upgrades in recent years. Here's a look at three kinds of vending machines that are being used in the Twin Cities, and the people who are operating them.

Mar 19 2015

More and more, companies are making vending machines an important part of their product distribution strategies.  Vending machines enable products to sell in more locations at a lower cost than in traditional retail shops since the real estate expense is usually lower, and other than restocking the machines, labor costs are non-existent.  In most cases, there’s no competitive clutter around the machines and the products are the only ones in their category at that spot. There’s also strong advertising value because vending machines can be uniquely branded.

Mar 11 2015

ZoomSystems showcased Benefit Cosmetics, Amazon and Essie automated retail machines at the 2015 Airport Revenue News Conference this month in San Diego, CA . The show featured the latest trends and business strategies for attending airport decision makers. Thank you to everyone who helped make this show a great success!


Mar 11 2015

Harvard Business Review article: "It seems like sort of a win-win, both for companies that want to make more money and for customers who feel more comfortable without that social friction." 

Feb 19 2015

In 2014, Nespresso grew in all regions, further expanding its presence around the world. The focus on quality and investments in products, machines and services were the base for its strong results. Nespresso continued to drive the expansion of the global single-serve coffee market with the successful launch of the VertuoLinesystem in North America creating a new premium coffee segment. The roll-out of the innovative automated retail boutique, the Nespresso Cube, is pioneering a new way of shopping and a personalised service for consumers.

Feb 18 2015

Mani lovers, how much do you really know about nail polish? Scroll down to read a few mind-blowing facts about this classic beauty staple!


Feb 17 2015

Longtime industry salesman Dennis Gelb, who most recently worked at ZoomSystems as vice president of airport location development, died suddenly earlier this month. 


“He gained the respect and friendship of those he worked with through his organizational skills, creative ideas and his kind and thoughtful demeanor. He was well liked by all of us here at ZoomSystems, always finding a way to make us laugh. He will be greatly missed.” 

Jack Lawrence, CEO, ZoomSystems

Feb 5 2015

Retail is facing a monumental problem that no one seems to want to talk about. It’s that the entire economic model of revenue and profitability for retailers and the suppliers they do business with is collapsing under its own weight and soon will no longer function.

Jan 30 2015

You can now buy iPods, mouthwash, ice cream, even clean panties, with the swipe of a credit card and without ever having to exchange two words with a disgruntled store cashier. But the most fabulous of these inventions is making its mark on international airport terminals across the United States in the form of the Benefit Cosmetics Glam Up & Away! automated retail kiosks. These fancy pink machines, which are fashioned in the shape of a bus, have been popping up in airports all over the United States and are changing the way we approach shopping for our favorite prettifying products.