Avanti Markets is launching an innovative line of secure, unattended, self-service retail markets through an exclusive agreement with New Age Pavilions LLC. The Smart N Go secured and intelligent micro market solutions address the demand for secure, unattended, self-service refreshments in public and highly-transient locations where micro markets are not appropriate due to concerns about theft, but the operator wants to give customers a much more expanded offering than traditional vending.
With Smart N Go, products are secured behind locked doors that are opened only through payment preauthorization with credit/debit card, fingerprint, mobile pay or member card. Once a known customer has been validated or available credit has been verified, consumers in public locations can enjoy all the benefits of a self-service micro market: extensive product selection, 24/7 convenience, cutting-edge technology, and secure, easy shopping.
Potential locations include public and semi-public environments like universities, airports, train stations, medical centers, stadiums, arenas, shared office space, and hotels. It eliminates the need for calorie and nutritional disclosure since the customer can read labeling before making a purchase and offers a broader arrange of products.
This line has been tested and developed over the last 3+ years under the Smart Market brand. With over 100 locations up and running, the Smart Market concept is a proven success with operators and consumers alike.
Smart N Go will feature two main product lines: 1) the SNG200, an intelligent micro market solution that captures consumer product selections real-time as items are removed from each display unit, and 2) the SNG100, an enhanced security micro market solution that works just like a traditional micro market—where customers scan item bar codes— accessing the products from behind a locked door. The Smart N Go line offers the benefit of the ‘touch and feel’ environment of open micro markets as you can pick up a product and read the label to determine if it is right for you, yet the products are secured. Both solutions are modular and can be configured to fit most spaces with access to electricity. The Smart N Go micro markets can be configured as compact single, stand-alone unit or a combination of beverage coolers, refrigerators, freezers and even fresh coffee to provide a full micro market solution.
National rollout starts in Q4 2018.