Automated retail exhibits strong viability because it "gives retailers, who are operating on razor-thin margins, an opportunity to take underutilized space in the store," said Paul Davis, Coinstar's exiting director and CEO, during last week's investor conference. Consumers love automated retail too, he said, "because, well, consumers are time-starved, they don't have a lot of time on their hands, and they're looking for easy solutions within arm's reach."
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PURCHASE, N.Y. and QUINCY, Mass., Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers utilizing the Coinstar(® )kiosks at all Stop & Shop stores, now have the option of placing the full value of their coins, without fees, onto a Stop & Shop gift card. In addition, customers also have the option to select a gift card from a variety of national retailers and e-retailers. The gift cards are immediately activated and can be used the same day.
Coinstar (CSTR), which helped topple Blockbuster with its $1-a-day Redbox DVD kiosks, is now trying the same approach in the coffee market, installing dispensers to pump out cheap, fresh-brewed mochas and lattes at the corner store.
ATLANTA, Ga. -- SoloHealth on Thursday announced it has plans in place to expand its FDA-approved SoloHealth Station health-and-wellness digital kiosks to more than 2,500 store locations by mid-2013, scaling to more than 4,000 by 2014.
SoloHealth®, a leading consumer-driven healthcare technology company, announced today it has entered a strategic p
artnership to utilize Dell's OEM Solutions technology, development and deployment expertise for its next-generation SoloHealth Station™ consumer kiosk. Under terms of the partnership, Dell will produce and deliver thousands of SoloHealth Station kiosks to retail locations nationwide beginning this fall.
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Self-service health screening, monitoring aims at retail