October 2012 Archives

Analysis: The future of supply chain solutions

Supply chain directors need an innovative mindset to meet the challenges posed by the multichannel retail landscape.

ARINC CEO ready for growth

Interview with John Belcher of ARINC. Belcher is charting ARINC's next moves, which will be primarily aimed at the commercial travel industry. On Tuesday, ARINC's parent company, The Carlyle Group, agreed to sell ARINC's Defense Systems Engineering and Support division to Booz Allen Hamilton for $154 million.

Free water makes a hit on college campus

When the student stops for a drink, the RFID tag at the bottom of the 20-ounce, insulated bottle is swiped on a reader, a personal identification number is entered and the bottle is cleaned and filled with purified chilled water, or simply filled.

FURO - Intelligent and Interactive Robot

SEOUL, KOREA - Since Steve Jobs first unveiled Internet-based smartphones that integrated music, video, a camera, computer, and even GPS navigator, few would deny that the convergence of mobile devices have brought about a paradigm shift in the way we work and live. You may wonder now what will come next following the smart society. Se-kyong Song, CEO of Future Robot is confident that we will be moving into the robotics era, where human and robots co-exist, over the course of the next decades.  "When it comes to the potential of robot convergence, it cannot be compared to smartphones. As almost all electronics can be integrated into robotics with human-robot interaction (HRI) technologies, the convergence is essentially limitless."

Rite Aid opens "next generation" Wellness store

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CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Rite Aid unveiled what it called its "next generation" Wellness store as the chain reported a decrease in same-store sales Thursday.
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Inspirational Vending Machine Sells Quotations

The 'Quote Vendor' is a concept by Taiwanese designer Alice Wang that applies the idea of a vending machine to writing. Quotes are assembled in categories like types of snack foods and people can choose one of the plastic bottles and open it up for a surprise quote.

Coinstar Has Two New Kiosks You Need To Know About

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nitial deal for kiosks is set at 5,000 units around the country. Coinstar believes it is possible to expand to 15,000 nationwide, if the initial launch is a success. Machines will be found at drug stores and big box retailers, with an emphasis on stores that do not already have a coffee store inside. Safeway (SWY), the number two grocery chain, has already signed up for more than 50 kiosks. Safeway is betting on the kiosks, even though its units have Starbucks locations inside.
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Boulder key machine maker minuteKEY raises $10M

Boulder-based minuteKEY, a maker of self-service machines to copy house keys, has raised an additional $10 million in funding, according to documents filed Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

NCR video on travel technologies

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Major new force in the European Kiosk Market

Two of the market leaders in kiosks and digital services have just announced a merger of their operations to create a new force in the European market, providing customers with an unrivalled product and service offer. Retec Digital PLC and NeoProducts (UK) Ltd will both benefit from increased scale and synergies, and consolidate their respective positions in the industry.

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