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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.

Dec 24 2014

The Huffington Posts rounded up the top moments that really made this year beautiful. Among the winners is the Essie Color Boutique.

Nov 6 2014

You might have seen those Best Buy Express kiosks at airports and train stations around the country. These souped up vending machines don’t dispense Cheetos and gum but rather premium Beats headphones, iPads and even video game consoles with the swipe of a credit card.

I always wondered how much money Best Buy makes off those things. As it turns out, quite a bit.

Jul 28 2014

Let's face it: Airports are boring. Unless you're making the ever-so important decision on whether to get a cinnamon roll or a cheese-filled pretzel at 10pm, airports are at the bottom of the list of entertaining places. But Essie is about to change that for all of you beauty junkies out there.

Jul 25 2014

We've all been there: You're standing in front of a vending machine, trying to make the harrowing decision of what to buy, and suddenly, you think to yourself, "Man, I could really use a manicure right now." OK, so maybe this has never happened to you exactly, but now we can guarantee that it never will. Essie announced Thursday that they will be unveiling the Essie Color Boutique, a nail polish vending machine in airports and malls all over the country.

Jul 24 2014

Retail is ripe for innovation, but are consumers really hungry for it? The latest Omnichannel Shopping Preferences study from A.T. Kearney seeks to answer that, but the findings may surprise the droves of brands making huge investments in digital commerce. 

The survey of 2,500 US shoppers found that physical retail stores play a crucial role in online purchasing habits, with 55 percent of shoppers preferring to use both physical stores and online retail throughout the shopping journey. 

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