.... According to Progressive Grocer, Ahold’s US chain Stop & Shop is testing five instore vending machines offering high-end portable electronics and accessories, or premium skin care products. The vending kiosks featuring robotic arms that carefully pluck and dispense the expensive iPods and face creams, are from San Francisco-based Zoom Systems. Each store in the test boasts a Proactiv Solution skin care kiosk, and a consumer electronics kiosk with iPods, headphones and other electronics items.
"We hope our shoppers will enjoy the ease of finding these items -- not usually available at a supermarket -- at a great value," noted Stop & Shop director of new ventures Scott Forbes in a statement. ..."
their own. So as you look at the technologies on the retail horizon, think about how you could use them to create something more unique for the consumer.