Selecta-owned Express Vending has adapted its Express Hub Micromarkets to ensure they are Covid-19 compliant.
The Express Hub Micromarket solutions are unattended markets suitable for workplaces, university campuses and similar locations.
According to Express Vending, a range of new features have been added to ensure the markets remain safe and hygienic. New features include the addition of perspex screens and social distancing floor stickers; touch-free product scanning and payment with a new smartphone app; one-way systems to control the flow of traffic; and hygienic touch-free hand wash stations.
The new 365 Beacon App allows consumers to scan items and pay on their smart device, eliminating unnecessary touchpoints.
Meanwhile, coffee machines featuring Distance Selection technology have been introduced, allowing users to select drinks by hovering their finger over the selection screen, from a distance of up to two centimetres.
Kelvin Locke, head of sales & innovation for the Hub UK/Ireland, said: “We’re extremely excited about the launch of our Covid-compliant Hub. As businesses begin to think about reopening, this solution will be ideal for supporting shift/flexi-working, without staff having to leave the office unnecessarily.
“Seen as a more cost-effective alternative to on-site catering and a step-up from traditional vending, the HUB provides employees with a huge range of fresh food, healthy snacks, and hot and cold drinks.
“As a result of Covid-19, our refreshment solutions have adapted to ensure that staff feel safe at the workplace, as government measures begin to lift.”
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