LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- WONKA®, the maker of Runts®, Gobstopper®, Shockers®, SweeTarts®, and Spree®, partnered with IVENDING to launch hundreds of iGottaCandy® WONKA® Digital Kiosks, placed in shopping centers and movie theaters throughout the United States and Canada.
IVENDING's iGottaCandy® WONKA® Digital Kiosks reinvent confectionery vending by introducing game-changing technology that offers a fully interactive, digital experience where candy lovers can create their own customized mix, choosing from eight varieties of their favorite WONKA® candies. "The new WONKA digital experience in a kiosk format truly captures the whimsical and innovative nature of the beloved candy maker," said Gerard Sun, President & CEO of IVENDING. "We have created the perfect technology infrastructure to enjoy WONKA's delicious and uniquely inventive candy. Consumers everywhere just love the interactive experience."
The kiosk boasts a 42" touch screen, displaying multimedia WONKA® commercials, with full text and audio prompts in three languages. It accepts cash, credit cards, and gift cards and even gives bill change on the spot, making the interactive experience fun, easy and convenient for anyone looking to satisfy their sweet tooth. The kiosk also allows consumers to redeem or sign up for digital coupons and promotions. After making your product and payment selections, the candy is dispensed into a WONKA® branded, reusable cup with lid so that you can save some for later or share with friends.
Since 2010, IVENDING® has provided NESTLE® with a turnkey, fully integrated, end-to-end solution – from digital kiosk development and deployment to complete program management and ongoing support. IVENDING has also been responsible for designing the graphical user interface (GUI) software, developing an enterprise-level data warehousing software for extracting real-time analytics and consumer insights, building a wireless technology infrastructure across the U.S. and Canada, establishing retailer partnerships and strategic alliances, managing supply chain and logistics, and launching integrated marketing campaigns specifically for the kiosks. IVENDING's commitment to the program is backed by its dedicated customer service team and best-in-class nationwide service network covering the U.S. and Canada.
IVENDING successfully installed hundreds of iGottaCandy® WONKA® Digital Kiosks and currently operates in more than 40 U.S. states and Canada in close partnership with major retail establishments and property groups. Collectively, these property groups own and operate more than 1,000 theaters and 1,300 shopping centers, comprising more than 500 million square feet of gross leasable area.
As NESTLE Confections & Snacks' official program partner, IVENDING® continues to collaborate closely with the NESTLE® team to uphold the highest standards and enhance WONKA®'s brand value through the latest in digital technology and marketing practices.
Founded in 2009, IVENDING is a multi-platform marketing and technology company that combines highly customizable digital and POS retail networks with insightful market intelligence to engage consumers through the ultimate interactive brand experience.
IVENDING has quickly grown to become one of the industry's leading digital vending kiosk companies with a team over 100 staff. They provide fully integrated end-to-end solutions, ranging from business consulting, kiosk design and prototyping, software development and customization, integrated marketing and consumer analytics, customer service, and supply chain management, backed by an established nationwide service & distribution network. The IVENDING team is comprised of business strategists, retail experts, kiosk designers, software engineers, digital marketers, supply chain specialists and service professionals, who have worked with or consulted for a list of Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please visit: iVending.com or visit Facebook.com/iVending
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