SNBC hopes to shake up the vending market with its new smart vending machine which is able to recognise and synchronise inventory data automatically.
Featuring an interactive touch screen, the machine allows consumers to select and pay for more than one item in a single transaction.
Jonny Guo, sales manager at SNBC, told Jules Scully at this year’s Venditalia in Milan that the company sees the machine as a mini convenience store which can stock fresh food as well as shelf-stable snacks and drinks.
“With this vending machine we want to bring a new concept to the market that not only sells beverages and small snacks,” he said. “We want to bring a real shop to the vending market.”
The machine allows operators to adjust the width of shelves as well as the number of shelves without using tools.
Guo said that after the shelf arrangement has been altered, the system will recognise changes automatically and will then present the new layout on-screen, allowing consumers to continue shopping.
© FoodBev Media Ltd 2019
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