Naturals2Go is offering facial recognition for its Quick Picks vending machines. “We treat each new healthy vending operator’s business as if it were our own,” said President and Founder Randy Francis, in a prepared statement. “We look for ways to give our vending operators a competitive advantage in an increasingly competitive marketplace, and this new facial recognition service makes us unique.”
Customers of Naturals2Go healthy vending machines can approach one of their brightly colored vending machines and tap the interactive screen to initiate facial recognition mode. The small camera recognizes a repeat customer and offers fast access to their favorite items, and can even offer loyalty discounts and special prices on suggested product. Until the recognition mode it activated, the camera on the front of the vending machine stays off, out of respect of those who are near the vending machine but do not interact with it directly.