Unilever has teamed up with Co-op, a UK supermarket chain, to launch what companies claim to be Europe’s first consumer-facing smart ice cream vending machine at London’s Co-op ‘Pattersia Bridge Road store. Report At the grocery store.
The customer taps their phone on the communication tag near a field or they choose the payment method and scan a QR code on the door that opens.
Cameras and sensors in the freezer path to see which products have been removed. The customer is charged after the freezer door is closed.
The cooperative plans to install more than 20 machines in the coming months.
Products offered at the machine include Ben & Jerry’s Peace Pop, Magnum Wagon Stick, Solero Exotic Lolly, Calipo Orange and Co-op Faraday Sock Stick.