What if you shop at vending machines instead of traditional stores? “Capital” confirmed on Sunday night that it is possible by taking an interest in a company that puts meat, deli meats, fruits, vegetables, fish, groceries, dairy products and fresh bread in 350 lockers. The “store of the future” is located in Granges-les-Beaumont, near Valence in the Drôme, on a road in the department that sees 15,000 people pass by every day introduces the voice-over of M6. Fully automated, the place is open 24 hours a day, with local products: aubergines, apricots, cherries, bread, milk, chipolatas… “It’s magic!” said a woman who came to buy for the first time in this place. He added: “We have everything. Why bother queuing up somewhere else when you can come here.
The store was opened by the two men four months ago and has been successful ever since with new employees. The turnover is three times higher than the forecast: 90,000 euros against 30,000 euros. So the store operates around the clock, the bosses indicate that 20 to 30% of their turnover is made when they are away. At night, for example. “Capital” thus shows images of a man coming to get two bunches of carrots at 3:18 in the morning.
If the concept is very good, some viewers of “Kapital” did not follow the project, especially for meat and fish. They don’t see themselves buying these products at vending machines. Seeing that meat, like fruit, bread and other products are local, fresh and sold at cheap prices will change their minds? Nothing is less certain in the land of gastronomy.