Express Vending adapts grab-and-go convenience catering to meet COVID-19 restrictions

Express Vending has adapted its HUB micromarkets to ensure they are COVID-19 compliant, as businesses start to reopen post-lockdown.

The latest HUBs come with new COVID-19 secure features including:

• Perspex screens and social distancing floor stickers

• Touch-free product scanning and payment with a new smartphone app

• One-way systems to control the flow of traffic

• Hygienic touch-free hand wash stations

Creating a one-way flow of traffic helps to control social distancing measures in a communal space and individually packaged food and drink give staff peace of mind any items purchased will not be contaminated.

As well as contactless payment options via the kiosk, the Express HUB features its new 365 Beacon App. This allows staff to scan items and pay on their smart device, eliminating unnecessary touch points.

The Express HUB touch-free solution works in conjunction with Distance Selection coffee machines. This technology allows individuals to select a drink by hovering their finger over the selection screen, from a distance of up to 2 centimetres.

Touch-free coffee machines reduce the risk of spreading bacteria and viruses such as coronavirus, without the need to compromise on your site’s hot drinks facilities.

The new HUBs have been successfully introduced into workspaces including Collins Aerospace; whose installation occurred just as COVID-19 restrictions were put in place.

Kelvin Locke, head of sales & innovation for the HUB UK/Ireland commented: “We’re extremely excited about the launch of our COVID-compliant HUB. As businesses begin to think about reopening, this solution will be ideal for supporting shift/flexi-working, without staff having to leave the office unnecessarily.