VkusVill begins developing coffee vending
MOSCOW. Oct 18 (Interfax) - VkusVill has begun developing coffee vending, with more than 80 coffee machines installed in the chain's dark stores in Moscow and St. Petersburg, the Russian health food retailer said.
VkusVill launched a vending project in 2019. More than 420 vending machines with snacks, drinks, and other brand products were installed in public places in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Kazan over three years, including in malls, offices, educational establishments, gyms, train stations, and the entrances of apartment blocks.
The new project's team considers the installation of coffee machines in the chain's dark stores and next to vending machines for snacks promising.
VkusVill is one of the fastest growing retailers in Russia. Its revenue rose 42.3% to 162.19 billion rubles last year. The company positions itself as a chain of health food stores. It includes more than 1,300 stores in 64 Russian cities and more than 120 dark stores, as well as a mobile app and an online store.