Stora Enso-owned Selfly Store has launched a new range of RFID-enabled micro-stores designed for contactless on-the-go purchasing.
Selfly Store is a Finish company that manufacturers self-service technologies for the retail market.
The range consists of three intelligent cabinets: Selfly Fresh, for food stored at room temperature; Selfly Cool, for refrigerated meals; and Selfly Frozen, for frozen foods. The new smart cabinets are available at hotels, offices, hospitals and sports centres, offering a wide range of meals and snacks 24/7.
According to the company, Selfly Store uses “cutting-edge RFID, sensor, cloud computing and IoT technologies”.
Selfly Store’s CEO, Aslak de Silva, said: “The global pandemic has highlighted the need for contactless solutions in retail. Unmanned retail enables cost-efficiency advantages, while at the same time offering a convenient and pleasant experience for consumers. Unlike old-fashioned vending machines, Selfly allows consumers to easily select multiple items in one go.”
He continued: “Selfly Store’s RFID technology also allows store managers to keep track of expiry dates and inventory in real-time. With less product loss, Selfly Store aims to make an impact in fighting food waste and emissions related to it.”
“When comparing food waste generated from vending machines selling fresh food items, we are seeing a reduction of roughly 13% when using Selfly Store. This brings cost savings as well as clear environmental benefits.”
Selfly Store solution has been implemented in 16 countries throughout Europe, including the UK.
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