Automatic vending machines: new opportunities for the sector. Epta accepts the challenge.
27 Apr 2022
27 Apr 2022
“The vending sector is reacting to the challenges the 2020-2021 period has posed on us with solutions that go in the direction of technology and ecodesign, to find new opportunities for business and growth” declares Luca Valeri, F&B Area Sales Manager for Epta, who continues: “Innovation, green spirit and an even wider offer in line with new consumer demands: this is Epta’s response for food&bev operators. Led by the concept Your#futurevolultion we will present our most recent innovations of automatic vending machines at Venditalia to contribute to the success of the sector”.
From 11 to 14 May, the four-day event will be the opportunity to discover all the new products of the Epta brands. From the Iarp vending machines to the technology of the VIPay smart fridges, from the Misa cold rooms to the #EPTABricks, the click & collect cabinets by Epta. The new products for the sector will be presented at Stand F14, E21, Pav. 3 Fieramilano City.
“At the core of our Automatic Vending Machines for beverages, fresh products, snacks and ice cream is the desire to merge sustainable innovation and user experience. Our expertise in the refrigeration world allows us to develop vending machines designed according to ecodesign, principles. Furthermore, our solutions classify as best-in-class within the framework of the Energy Labelling regulation. We are proud to have the opportunity to present numerous visitors with the important results achieved by the evolution of the Coldistrict range”, continues Luca Valeri.
For example, to respond to the needs of an increasingly digital world, Iarp focuses on ecodesign, technology and connectivity. One of the new products on show is the prototype of the Marina Bay vending machine, an automatic vending machine that boasts an innovative pick-up system designed to provide products of several formats, including fragile.
VIPay is also worth mentioning, designed to respond to the need to expand selling formats and offer consumers new purchasing experiences.
It is a digital technology which transforms the plug-in refrigerated counters for fresh foods and ice cream into smart-fridge solutions, allowing the purchase of products by credit card or APP on smartphones.
The presentation will be completed by the Misa cold rooms and the #EPTABricks, which are complementary solutions to the vending machines. The special antibacterial system Epta Food Defence with silver ions ensures the cold rooms maximum food safety of the single items during storage.
#EPTABricks, Click & Collect cabinets, an alternative solution to traditional in-store shopping, allow to conveniently collect the products purchased online, wherever, and whenever the user prefers, including outside shop opening hours.
They also fit in to any context, from offices to universities, from treatment centres to railway stations, to metro stops.
If combined with vending machines to stimulate impulse buying, they become a truly comprehensive system.