Auchan Retail France has announced that it is testing a new 'shop without staff' concept - Auchan Minute - in its headquarters in Villeneuve d'Ascq in France.
It involves a vending machine that has been installed inside an 18 square-metre container. It offers a wide range of Nutri-Score labeled, organic food items for a healthy and balanced snacking.
As of now, Auchan Minute has not been introduced in public roads or public spaces, the retailer said in its statement.
Better Customer Experience
The idea behind the experiment is to identify new avenues in product presentation and merchandising.
It will also help the retailer to test new payment methods and explore the possibility of developing supply-building mechanisms in real time.
The service, which was launched in March of this year, is reserved for Auchan employees. The container is refilled manually on a daily basis.
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