Friday, March 20, 2015

Shop24 Opens New Automated C-Store at U of I Springfield

Shop24 Global has installed its first automated convenience store in Illinois on the University of Illinois-Springfield campus.

The UIS Shop24 store is operated by UIS foodservices personnel. Located on the path between the on-campus dorm cluster and the student union, the Shop24 store complements other UIS amenities by increasing the variety of consumer packaged goods available on campus and providing 24/7 shopping convenience.

"Sales for the first seven days of operation exceeded forecast by nearly 40%," said Dave Brotherton, vice president of marketing and business development of Shop24 Global, Westerville, Ohio. "The results we saw are a testament to optimum site location and product assortment, the hard work of the UIS operations team, and their close collaboration with Shop24 client services to maximize uptime."

Shop24 is a self-contained, automated and refrigerated convenience store designed to enable 24/7 accessible consumer purchasing. A Shop24 automated c-store delivers more than 200 items ranging in weight from 1 ounce to 10 pounds in a well-lit, security-camera-monitored environment.

This article appeared online on on March 18, 2015.

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