Robot-staffed kiosks may be coming to US airports

Robot-staffed kiosks may be coming to US airports

Posted On 21 May 2019
By : Retail Environments Staff

Generation NEXT Franchise Brands Inc. has signed a promotional agreement with the Airport Minority Advisory Council (AMAC) with the goal of promoting digital e-commerce using Reis & Irvy’s and Print Mates kiosks in airports across the United States. Generation Next, through its subsidiaries, is leading the charge in unattended, autonomous retail with its flagship robot-served frozen yogurt concept, Reis & Irvy’s, and the recently acquired Print Mates, a maker of digital photo printing retail kiosks and products.

AMAC’s mission is to advance the full participation of minorities and women in employment and contracting opportunities throughout the aviation and aerospace industries. AMAC advocates for diversity and inclusion particularly with minorities, women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises in airport procurement and concession contracts. Generation NEXT shares AMAC’s commitment to this cause and wants to provide tangible support. To that end, AMAC will receive proceeds based on the number of airport locations Generation NEXT procures to assist AMAC with its mission.

“We are very proud to be working with AMAC, an organization which for so long has promoted the interests of women and minority businesspeople in our nation’s airports and aviation industry. We are looking forward to a productive partnership that will see both Reis & Irvy’s and Print Mates unattended retail concepts in our nation’s airports, helping to support AMAC’s ongoing mission,” says Nick Yates, CEO of Generation Next.

“We’re pleased to partner with Generation Next to introduce Reis & Irvy’s and Print Mates to our nation’s airports and appreciate the support the agreement provides for AMAC’s ongoing mission,” says Krystal J. Brumfield, AMAC president and CEO.

“Both Reis & Irvy’s and Print Mates are perfect for our nation’s airports and sure to be a hit with travelers on the go,” Yates adds.