Airport vending machines now spit out puffer coats, shaving kits, cupcakes

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Originally published on USA Today by Dawn Gilbertson CHICAGO — Carolyn Marshall was headed to the gate for her American Airlines flight to California when she spotted the sleek tan machines with the neon sign across from Gate K6 at O’Hare International Airport. She approached the side-by-side Farmer’s Fridge vending machines, tapped the touchscreen menu and was hooked. The machines, stocked twice … Read More

Machines are selling top brands in malls, airports and elsewhere

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Originally published on ICSC by Anna Robaton Vending machines typically dispense soda, candy or snacks. But a growing number of brands and retailers are using them to expand their reach into malls, airports and other high-traffic locations — free of many of the costs associated with operating traditional stores or kiosks. ZoomSystems, a San Francisco–based designer, provider and operator of … Read More

Swyft, Inc. announces its new subsidiary Swyft Food Service Automation; appoints Mike Kiser as CEO

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The new subsidiary to focus on providing new retail solutions specifically to the food and beverage industry SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 24, 2019 — Swyft, Inc., a global leader in automated retail and retail automation, has announced the formation of a new subsidiary, Swyft Food Service Automation. This new subsidiary is focused on providing new retail solutions for the food … Read More

Swyft Releases AI-Powered ‘Nano Shops,’ Readies NAMA Debut

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Original article published on Vending Times by Emily Jed SAN FRANCISCO — Mike Kiser is at it again. The former chief executive of Canteen and board member of Compass Group has partnered with Swyft to bring to market a portfolio of innovative frictionless retail systems that utilize computer vision, neural networks and deep learning technology. Kiser is well-known for his … Read More

Swyft Inc.: A Disruptive Turn-Key Automated Retail Channel Enhancing Customer Experience

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View the original article here Modern technologies are coming available at an exponential pace in the marketplace. Staying in sync with this momentum is the retail industry which is leveraging these technologies to enhance the overall customer experience. Today, customers are rapidly moving towards convenient channels such as websites and mobile apps for purchasing products and services. Therefore, retail organizations … Read More

Airport retail has a long runway — for the right brands

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Originally published on Retail Dive by Lara Ewen If airport retail continues to develop at the breakneck pace it’s currently keeping, airport shopping corridors may become tourist destinations in their own right. According to The Washington Post and the Airport Experience News Fact Book, U.S. travelers in 2017 spent more than $1.7 billion at airports’ newsstand and travel convenience stores. … Read More

Swyft and Bobly Announce Strategic Partnership

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Companies will be showcasing the newest technology at the upcoming NRF tradeshow in New York City January 13th – 15th 2019. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 7 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Swyft, Inc. and Bobly, Inc. are pleased to announce a strategic partnership in the automated retail industry. Bobly is teaming up with Swyft to quickly and efficiently bring their award winning hardware … Read More

Swyft to Showcase Customizable BOPIS Lockers at NRF 2019

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Swyft’s new, flexible, turn-key BOPIS locker solution can be used by retailers to improve store operations and the consumer omnichannel experience. Swyft will be exhibiting lockers at NRF 2019 in booth #1301. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 21 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Swyft Inc. is announcing the addition of Buy-Online-Pickup-In-Store (BOPIS) Swyft Lockers to its industry leading retail automation software platform. Swyft will … Read More

Smart Vending Machine Sells a lot in China, Japan

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Original article published on Retail News Asia The deployment of smart vending technologies will surge in the Asia-Pacific as high-tech unmanned retail continues to attract major investment. The demand for technology-driven frictionless retail experiences, combined with cheap production costs and limited data privacy barriers, is driving rapid adoption in China, Japan, and South Korea, leaving the rest of the world … Read More

Swyft, Inc. and ZoomSystems Announce Expansion of Automated Retail Networks

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SAN FRANCISCO, Sep. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Swyft, Inc. and ZoomSystems announce the installation of Best Buy Express and CVS Pharmacy automated retail stores in the new Salesforce Transit Center. Salesforce Transit Center, owned and operated by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), opened on August 11, 2018, and connects tens of thousands of residents, commuters, and visitors daily in … Read More