Almost everyone has enjoyed the convenience and wide selection provided by vending machines. But research has shown that tourists are sometimes hesitant to buy drinks they are unfamiliar with when visiting a foreign country. In preparation for the 2020 Olympics, a leading beverage manufacturer working with a Japanese consulting firm
U-Select-It’s parent company, The Wittern Group, joins 153 companies who have signed the American Business Act on Climate Pledge in their support for action on climate change. DES MOINES, IOWA – December 7, 2015 – U-Select-It, Inc. (USI), a leading global vending machine equipment manufacturer, announces The Wittern Group’s commitment
There are very few industries in the world today that don’t have to worry about things like government regulations and the dramatic shift caused by disruptive technology. If you ask any vending machine manufacturer, they would tell you that they’re dealing with both of these issues on a daily basis
When you hear the term “vending machine,” you probably call to mind images of a traditional food vending machine. They’re great ways to get a quick snack in between classes or shifts at work, but they ultimately amount to little more than that, right? Wrong. Thanks to the frequency at
If you still think that vending machines are just for the occasional soft drink, or that they’re only designed to provide quick and easy access to a snack in between classes or shifts at work, think again. A large number of leading manufacturers have put the latest in technological advancements
Even as recently as a few short years ago, the vending machine was seen as something of a stop gap device – a temporary solution to the problem of hunger or thirst in between meals. People who didn’t necessarily have time in between classes or on work breaks could look
What is it that is bringing these two countries of China and Japan closer? Surprisingly vending machines. These unmanned machines are already a huge hit in Japan, and it looks as though China isn’t far behind in adding vending machines for just about anything you can think of. Discussions are
Generally speaking, innovation is one of the most important parts of doing business – regardless of the type of industry you happen to operate in. This is especially true in terms of vending machine solutions, where most customers seem to have a “one size fits all” approach to their needs.
March 12, 2015-Des Moines, IA – U-Select-It welcomes Alejandro (Alex) Castillo to our team as USI, Latin American Technical Service Manager. With 25+ years of experience working with USI and other brands in Mexico, as a customer (Secic, AutoMercadeo/Kiosko) and contract support person. Alex has been utilizing his Electronic Engineering
As recent as this quarter there are now several models of vending machines that have achieved ‘INMETRO’ for sales in Brazil. INMETRO is short for “Instituto Nacional de Metrologia”, “Normalização e Qualidade Industrial”, or “National Institute of Metrology, Quality and Technology.” This institute is accredited by the Ministry of Development,
Vending machines are a huge hit inside of many modern business establishments. A person can find a vending machine inside of a hospital, school, doctor’s office, club, hair salon, airport, train station, mall and a wealth of other establishments. Vendors install millions of vending machines in establishments across the nation.
An apartment building complex can cater to its tenants by incorporating vending machines into the lobbies. Vending machines can provide a wide variety of necessities for apartment dwellers who do not have time to visit the local grocery store. The time of plain vending machines that simply hold candy and
This month the National Automatic Merchandising Association began notifying vending operators that they are required to complete their food facility registration. This announcement came about as the NAMA sought clarification on this issue from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Here’s what this announcement means for you as a snack
Vending machine snacks continue to be popular across the globe. In fact, worldwide sales increased in 2013 by 2 percent, reaching $374 billion, according to a Nielsen report that polled 30,000 consumers in 60 countries. While the majority of sales are still composed of sweet confections and baked goods, the
When vending machine owners are seeking out the most productive ways to sell products to their customers, one unit that stands apart is the new Alpine 5000 Elevator. It has features not found in other merchandisers, like a new elevator that gently dispenses more types of beverages, fruits, dairy products,
With the official start of summer just a month away, now is the perfect time of year to start optimizing your drink or snack vending machine for the fast-approaching season of sun. Just like the vending machine industry itself, customer snacking habits are always changing, and it’s crucial to stay
If you are a USelectIt customer or have browsed our expansive range of products before, you probably know by now you are guaranteed to find a top-quality vending machine to meet any kind of business needs. However, we care about way more than just providing you with the best machines.
The vending machines of old have evolved quite a bit over the past few decades. Sure, you can scrounge up some change and dollar bills and grab yourself a snack, but many modern vending machines allow customers to make cashless purchases with their credit cards. Thanks to some brand new
A hungry worker is an unpleasant worker. Without sufficient nourishment, an employee’s work ethic will begin to slack and concentration will go from TPS reports to stomach growls. We have all heard the expression that a car cannot run without gas. While it is certainly trite, there is a serious
Here in the United States we love having infinite choices. We want to personally customize everything from our cars to the food we eat. We are told the customer is always right and we can have it “our way.” But there is such a thing as too many choices. Have