Counterop, touch-free venders dispense gum via text command

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Counterop, touch-free venders dispense gum via text command

A customer buys Apollo gum from a Space Station device in Denver.

Liquid Core Gum Co. has begun installing devices at retail locations in the greater Denver area that dispense Apollo Energy Gum, Golf Gum and Synapse CBD Gum touch-free via text from cell phones, according to a press release. The devices are about the size of a Keurig machine, and represent a departure from the traditional wholesale/retail and marketing infrastructures.

By incorporating multiple touch-free payment methods, the teams behind the devices, called Space Stations, believe they were ahead of the curve before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic a few months ago. 

Apollo Energy Gum and Golf Gum are produced by the Liquid Core Gum Co. in Denver, which also manufactures Synapse CBD Gum. The Space Station division developed its technology with a vision to build a network of autonomous sales and sampling devices that consumers can interact with from any cell phone, completely touch-free. 

Space Station devices are appearing at retail locations throughout the Denver area, including convenience stores and golf facilities, and will begin testing in Europe as soon as next week.

For an update on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting convenience services, click here

Photo courtesy of Liquid Core Gum Company.


Topics: Coronavirus / COVID-19, Mobile Payments, Mobile Apps, Contactless, Retail


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