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What Wets Your Whistle in a Vending Machine?

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By , July 30, 2013 4:05 pm

Do you know your beverage trends? What wets your whistle in your vending machine.

Emily Jed recently published in Vending Times “The beverage market analyst said global vending sales are dominated by three regional markets:  Asia-Pacific, North American and Western Europe.”  Vending operators who stay informed about the trends shaping the fast-changing beverage market can best position themselves for success in the largest segment of their business, Jed says.



Packaged drinks is the largest product category within vending and its importance is rising.

Global brands create powerful enduring relationships with consumers across different countries and cultures.  They give buyers a sense of security, trust and familiarity.  Selection can be more important then price, one beverage vending machine can hold up to 650 drinks.  It is shown that people will buy the larger size to get their favorite drink selection.  Even regional across North American there are beverage trends that you need to know to stock the right product for the right location.


Coca-Cola, Pepsi and Snapple all sold less soda in North America this year.  As hard as it is for me to believe American on average drink over 700 8oz. servings of carbonated soft drinks a year.  But don’t let that worry you I have a feeling they will still stay on top.

People are demanding more selections.  When it comes to drinks, an endless array of bottled water, teas of every flavor and color, even energy drinks and now relaxation drinks are all jockeying  for the attention of the thirsty.  Premium priced drinks such as bottled teas and coffee, sports and energy drinks performed well.  What wets your whistle?




Mobile Vending Kiosk Stocked with Vending Machines

By , July 30, 2013 12:03 pm

VendaCarts packes Mobile Automated Kiosks with Vending Machines.

Revolutionizing the Vending Industry

“VendaCarts” is an innovatively smart and technologically driven Mobile Vending Kiosk.  The kiosks design integrates five industries under roof: banking–ATM’s, credit transactions vending-automated, advertising-mobile billboards, digital signage, kiosk-mobility and technology– Wi-Fi enabled, creating up to 23 distinct revenue streams with operations performed by a single person.


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Mobile Automated Marketing’s Secret is OUT! Think Vending Machines

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By , July 26, 2013 4:29 pm

VendaCarts appeals to forward thinking companies wanting that competitive edge

as well as to those entering the automated marketing strategy  for the first time.

The secret we are sharing is VendaCarts is another marketing strategy

for brand marketing that’s available for limitess possibilities in vending machines.

Carts Blanche is the first to market “VendaPromotions”.

The combinations of mobile real estate with self-serve robotic equipment and billboard advertising is a winning combinations.

Marketing promotional companies are always searching for that diamond in the rough and VendaPromotions is that very jewel.

Most any product of reasonable size, whether it is food or non food items can be vended.

Technology is giving vending machines new promotional marketing capabilities.  As a result, marketing and advertising companies

 are beginning to see automated marketing as a new strategy.


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By , July 26, 2013 12:35 pm

Doritos answered that age old question in marketing vending machines, “How big and bold can you go to market with vending machines

Doritos stretches the imagination when launching their new Jacked tortilla chip, by making

packages and chips, fifty times larger than the standard size, in a new marketing campaign.

Why you ask, well its all about marketing and Doritos has the creative genius team to attract the attention for their new

launch. Gigantic “Jacked” vending machine that also doubles up as a stage for performers, where this stage-plus-vending

machine will play its role as the platform for Doritos to launch their new “JACKED” tortilla chips.


                               The Jacked Stage, as it is called, did host its fair share of musical performances in Austin, Tx for the

SXSW Music Festival, Snoop Dogg to The Cool Kids and Gemma Ray.

The vending machine stage a 62 foot tall mega eye catcher, making it 50 times larger than the average vending machine,

and it was up to the engineering genius of Goodby, Silverstein & Partners.


Doritos just took live events

to the next level with Twitter integration.

The most interactive concert experience @ SXSW puts fans in control of how bold the gigs get.

Now YOU control the concert with one hashtag #Boldstate.

Giant Doritos vending machine is also SxSW stage

Business Opportunitites for the Free Wheeling Retiree

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By , July 24, 2013 4:26 pm

I recently worked  on a sample sales revenue projection for our 16′ VendaCarts trailer for a client.  Based on an individual

         purchasing this VendaCarts trailer for  a business opportunity for their retirement years to enjoy traveling with his Lady and supplementing his retirement income.

It never ceases to surprise me the amount of income that can be made from a single vending machine and multiply that by 4

  add good planning and large crowds and you have your retirement goal.

  Imagine traveling, enjoying your spare time to it’s fullest while earning income along the way.

Consider this business opportunity offering travel, leisure and sales during your retirement years.

Mobile automated retail stores is the first to market with the combination of mobile real estate,

self-serve robotic equipment and billboard advertising as a winning combination.


This easy single person set-up and take-down design combined with the unmanned automated operations of the business creates a competitive advantage.  Once on site stock your machines and go enjoy the event.

Remote monitoring technologies built into new automated machines with cashless vending for special events not only offers speed but hassle free shopping for your customer and freedom for you.

Automated retailing does not only handle beverages and food for the

crowds but imagine how your sales would soar when vending the much needed non food items:

sunscreen, sunglasses, lip gloss, cameras, medication, umbrellas, rain poncho’s, the list is endless.  

Consider being one of the go to places to buy your event T-shirts, caps, drink bottles all this and much more can

be vended.  You now have a rolling convenience store that offer something for everyone at music festivals and large special events.


Social Media on Vending Machines for the Vending Industry

By , July 19, 2013 2:41 pm

Omar with Parlevel Systems


is trying to unravel the mystery of the lack of social media on vending machines  for the vending industry.

Omar “Good Luck” we have been on that same quest for several months.

Check out his blog as he shares his 4 Social Media Strategies for Vending in his recent post.

As we launched our new website www.cartsblanche.com last month, we naturally

 included a blog, facebook and twitter.  Excitement was building but to our dismay there are so few vending

industry sites who take advantage of this new “social media” marketing tool.

What’s a gal to do?  Do your homework!

I have followed Heidi Cohen’s Blog and it is now going to be my go to spot for marketing guide in social media.


Heidi Cohen

Heidi stresses the importance of establishing a blog as a CMS (or content management system),

blogs provide a combination content nerve center and social media home base. 

Social media explodes and Carts Blanche is happy to be a part of this new journey.

We now have added social media to our marketing strategy for our business and

so yes, you can say we just jumped into the deep part of the pool.

Have you taken the jump yet? Come along with us on our journey, Kathy






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By , July 17, 2013 2:10 pm

Marketers of big national brands are turning to automatic retailing in vending machines as an eye-catching, engaging new vehicle to sell their sizzle.  Innovative Vending Solutions of Dayton, OH, has positioned itself as a go-to resource for high-impact machines that draw consumers, give away samples and even take the buzz around brands “viral” through social media”

Vending Times  http://www.vendingtimes.com recently featured our friends Patrick and Jeff with Innovative Vending Solutions http://automatedretailmachines.com on their blog.

Congratulations IVS



Innovative Vending Solutions founders Patrick McDonald (left), president and Jeff Thibodeau, vice president, ready their

latest robotic retailer for deployment.  It’s an eye-catching kiosk that can vend small

necessities such as batteries


The teaming of VendaPromotions with technology equipped robotic vending machines

allows your marketing goal to reach new demographics and untapped venues while taking advantage of extreme advertising;

graphic wrapped trailer, mobile billboard, digital signage and video capability on the machines.

Add this to your newest innovation in marketing product.

What’s Next In Marketing your New Business Idea?

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By , July 12, 2013 3:26 pm

The world is waiting for new experiential marketing concepts for your new business idea.

Can you imagine how the excitement surrounding the robotic capabilities are?


                     Carts Blanche’s, VendaPromotions is the latest concept for promotion of your marketing needs along with multiple advertising opportunities with our rolling billboard promotion.


This  reconfigurable design allows for customization and branding that can be applied to a multitude of marketing campaigns.   VendaPromotions mobile automation redesigns the worlds of vending bringing robotic marketing  to new and exciting locations offering  an interactive  experience to targeted customer.  VendaPromotions marketing trailer allows the customer to engage and interact with brands and products through sensory experience of self-serve automation which is the latest concept in experimental marketing.


Venue Versatility

Sophisticated Curb Appeal

Interactive Marketing


Cute as this may be it isn’t the type of Robotic vending we are about.





By , July 10, 2013 2:53 pm




 Carts Blanche, LLC “VendaCarts” offers a comprehensive business design solution without the

expense and delays of customization for your turn-key business opportunity.


Mobile Automated Retail Store

                                                                   Fast Turn – High Volume                                                                        

Remote Inventory Monitoring

    A Rolling Profit Center







VendaCarts “Pop Up Cafe” Hit Russia packed with Vending Machines

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By , July 10, 2013 10:24 am

Carts Blanche, LLC exporting adventure began in Russia, Moscow to be exact.

Our customer’s VendaCarts trailers packed full of vending machines and are called “SnexCafe” and being previewed at the Moscow Museum.

Excitement has grown with the first of its kind to wheel vending into new locations.

Russia plays host to the largest European street-Art festival, to say Graffiti Street Art is popular would be an

understatement.  The SnexCafe’s are decked out with the newest in custom Graffiti and fits in perfectly on the

 museum art grounds.  The Moscow Museum is the perfect setting for our VendaCart trailers,

once on location both sides life up offering 6 self-serve lines to vend from.



Activities and fun for the entire family keeps locals and tourist coming back and spending the day.





We are looking forward to following SnexCafe’s  journey.

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