What goes around comes around, remember the automat? At one point in time it was going the retail food technology solution. That never happened at least in the United States. There is a renewed interest in automation and vending particularly aimed at the U.S. comfort food sector.
7 Elevens ready-2eat and heat-N-eat fresh prepared food rollout continues in the United States extending its exposure to more and more consumer in the grocerant niche. Food is playing an even greater role at 7 Eleven of late for many of its new units if not most of the new units are opening without offering gasoline.
Consumers around the world have become use to more and more automation in food production an design.
Coinstar is in the process of rolling out 1,000 Seattle Best Coffee vending machines featuring a regular cup of Seattle Best for $1.00. That’s comfort around the clock for most of the units will be located outside or other retail locations.
7 Eleven is selling mashed potatoes a U.S. comfort food via vending machine (picture above). These mashed potatoes are currently only sold in Singapore 7-Eleven stores. Who’s to say this machine will not complement 7 Elevens current fresh food offerings around colleges and nightclubs?