Does anyone else enjoy ‘going back in the day’ or is that just us? The history of vending is truly fascinating and the one aspect we’ve always enjoyed about the industry is seeing the flurry of old machines or products on the internet or social media. The latest one we’ve found is one that we just had to share: a perfume vending machine from 1950! How about that for a little ‘Thursday Throwback’?
This vintage dispenser was developed before even us. A dime was all that was needed for a woman to dispense a quick spray of her chosen perfume, to which the likes of Chanel was available. How good would this have been if you’ve left for a night out without remembering to have a quick spray, ladies?
Do you remember the homeless vending machine in Nottingham at the back end of last year? Set up by Action Hunger, the machine provided 24 hour access to food, clothing and hygiene products for homeless people and sounded a great idea. Unfortunately, however, it didn’t catch on. The council believed it was ‘encouraging’ people to stay on the streets, so that was that. The disappointing backtrack clearly hasn’t discouraged others, though, which is fantastic. A small charity called Gloucester City Mission has now came up with a similar initiative and they’re hoping it will prove a lot more successful.
Throughout our history, we have seen vending progress to admirable lengths. Never more so, however, than when the world’s first vending machine was created for homeless people. Installed in Nottingham last month, the machine dispenses key items such as water, fresh fruit, soap, toothpaste and books. Whilst the technology behind it isn’t anything revolutionary, it’s the generosity behind the idea that has sparked attention. The Guardian are just one of the institutions to report on the hot topic…
Coinadrink have a range of stylish hot drinks machines guaranteed to give the image of your business a boost, though few more so than the Karisma, a stylish tabletop that is at home in high-end hotels and businesses.
This forward-thinking machine packs masses of technology into its stunning frame, being able to dispense up to 200 drinks an hour from eight flavoursome varieties. These include the favourable Cafe Latte, Cappuccino and Espresso, and all are crafted using the Z4000 brewing system which ensures of a consistent quality every time.
Coinadrink have always strived to place the very best snacks from the very best brands into our machines, and our customers have always been happy with the variety on offer. Now, we’re sorry to say that you’ll face even more of a dilemma on your break, as two more delicious products are set to make themselves available; Joe and Sephs Gourmet Popcorn and Golden Wonder Ringo’s.
Why not pop along and meet some of the Coinadrink and Refreshment Shop Teams @ this years Black Country Chamber Exhibition, at Wolverhampton Race Course – 20th Sept 2012. We will have some samples to hand and be delighted to answer any questions relating to your vending or refreshment solutions.
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