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Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet October : A Curated Collection of Global Vending Trivia

Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet October 22 Edition:

Hello and welcome to the October edition of Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet; a collection of the latest news from the world of vending and cashless payment systems.

Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet October
The Arnprior Pumpkin Vending Machine (Image: Arnprior Farm)

As we enter the spooky season, the weather gets colder and the nights draw in earlier, the world of vending has been ever expanding. This month we have stories from across the world, including the hilarious review of a vending pizza from a Glaswegian, the Japanese vending machine that is expanding residents to a new taste of global life, and fitting with the spooky season, Scotland’s first ever Pumpkin vending machine! So, now were sitting comfortably, let’s begin.

Tilly’s Travels on t’ Internet October

Kicking things off this month in Brazil, a medical vending company that’s origin is The Netherlands, have begun research to expand their vending machines to Brazil to offer medication to its citizens. So far in Brazil, remote machines for medication are illegal. This research could be a gamechanger for Brazilians, as they could access medication remotely, as long as the machine has a licence. So! Stay tuned for what could possibly be one of the biggest medical expansions in vending to date! Click here for all the details.

Elsewhere in the medical vending industry, prescription vending machines have been developed at Royal Sunderland Hospital. The machine has been designed to allow patients to access their medication around the clock with no need to queue at a pharmacy. They are believed to be the first of it’s kind in the UK and they hope to expand soon. The machine brand is named the Pharmaself24, and can be found in the foyer of the Royal Sunderland Hospital. Click here for the full scoop.

Tilly's Travels on t'Internet October
The Biscuit Barrel

We have all seen an increase in remote technology and vending machines in our post pandemic world. Japan has been one country benefiting from the use of vending machines, although this one may be different to most that have been springing up. This machine is located in a quiet residential area and may be a novelty to those that see it. The machine is named The Biscuit Barrel and it sells a selection of British products, including shortbread biscuits and Fentmans soft drinks. Previous vending machines only provided Japanese products, so we may soon be seeing the expansion of British products worldwide. Take a further look here.

Have you ever thought about investing in a vending machine to bring in extra income? Mark Berman has created a list of the most important things to consider. To briefly give insight, each section includes information about the importance, functionality, popularity, sectors that require vending machines and top tips to know before contacting a vending provider. So, if you’re interested in this type of investment, this is the article for you!

We’ve all been there on a night out when you leave the pub and feel a little bit peckish, and the late night burger joint or pizza place may be the perfect option but have you ever stumbled into a pizza vending machine? John McCarthy discovered this vending machine in Glasgow and documented the process on his Twitter account. The pizza cost £9, and unfortunately to his surprise, the pizza came out of the machine raw! Follow this link for the tweets and some hilarious photos.

TIlly's Travels on T'Internet October
Glasgow pizza machine

Taking a trip to the USA this month, FreeWater, based in Austin, Texas, is planning to unveil a new vending machine, which would be the first from the company. FreeWater have developed a new concept in which they generate profit from artists comical drawings that appear on the bottle. The company also donate 10% of their profits to those who need water in villages across the world. The plan to expand will include consumers getting 3 products per day and each location is predicted to generate up to $36,000 in profit each year. Click here for more on charitable water.  

Finally this month, a new vending machine has been unveiled in Scotland exclusively selling pumpkins for the spooky season, in the run up to Halloween. The Arnprior Farm in Stirling has opened a vending machine, as well as the pumpkin patch holding 15,000 pumpkins. The machine itself fits 25 pumpkins and looks like the perfect backdrop for those autumnal pictures. Take a look over at this link.

And that’s all for Travels on t’ Internet October folks! Thank-you for taking the time to read. See you all next month.
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About the author

The Editor

Planet Vending’s Editor is Ian Reynolds-Young and it’s Ian’s unique writing talent that has made PV what it is today – the best read (red) vending blog in the world, and vending’s best read (reed). Ian ‘tripped and fell into vending’, in the capacity of PR executive, before launching a specialist agency, ‘reynoldscopy’, dedicated to the UK Vending business. The company continues to represent the interests of many of the sector’s leading brands.

‘It’s all about telling stories’, he says. ‘We want to make every visit to PV a rewarding experience. By celebrating the achievements of the UK’s operating companies, we’re on a mission to debunk the idea that vending is retailing’s poor relation.’

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