2014 - Volume #38, Issue #5, Page #05[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Vending Machines Replace Small Town Grocery Stores
Fox says that just like in many rural areas of North America, thousands of small towns in England have lost their local stores so residents have to drive long distances even for the most basic items.His biggest challenge in building the machine was designing mechanisms to handle milk, eggs, and fresh produce.
The mini store is fitted with security cameras and alarms. Customers can check online to make sure what they need is in stock before making the drive into town.
Andy tells us the quality of the automated grocery shop was impressive and that the prices were less than what you’d pay at most gas station stores (www.villagevending.com).
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