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Aramark opens automated c-store in Southern California

Aramark has opened an autonomous convenience store called QuickEats Close Convenience in an apartment community called Nineteen01 in Santa Ana, California, according to Greenwood & McKenzie, a real estate investment and asset management firm.

QuickEats Close Convenience uses computer vision cameras and sensors to create a fully automated, frictionless, self-guided shopping experience, according to the press release. Shoppers simply download the QuickEats Close Convenience app, scan the app at the store entrance and conduct their shopping. As customers grab items off the shelves, they are added to the app's shopping cart. When customers finish shopping, they simply exit the store. Shoppers are charged the total amount to their digital wallet and receive an emailed receipt. 

"We first launched QuickEats in March for our tenants at Nineteen01, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive," Greenwood & McKenzie General Partner Jim McKenzie said in the press release. "Our tenants were able to social distance while buying necessities without having to leave the property."

"By partnering with Aramark, a global leader in food and facilities management and the creator of QuickEats Close Convenience, and utilizing AWM frictionless technology, we are able to offer consumers a fast, easy and safe shopping experience," he said.

Source:Vending Times