It wasn’t that long ago (actually it was, I’m afraid) when I reported, in a somewhat sarcastic tone, about Quiksilver trying to sell surf trunks in vending machines at resorts. This was before their bankruptcy filing. I thought that if they were highlighting this effort in a conference call, they were really struggling to find good news. I’m not aware that they ever sold any that way.
Maybe they were just ahead of their time. In “Cannoli kits and prime aged steaks: Here’s how the pandemic has revolutionized vending machines,” Laura Reiley describes where and how vending machines are being utilized.