The future for c-stores

Glimpse into the future of convenience with Bludot Technologies

NORTHERN Irish tech firm Bludot Technologies is set to modernise the food to go sections of convenience with its new self-service kiosks.

The firm said its new food-to-go kiosk solution will help to speed up customer service in store and drive footfall.

The new technology has already been installed in Spar Mallusk which is owned and operated by Henderson Retail, the firm behind Spar and EuroSpar stores in Northern Ireland.

Frank Kilpatrick, founder and chief executive of Bludot Technologies, said: “Self-service is no longer the future; self-service is the now. Queue reduction, spend maximisation and footfall inflation is only the beginning. 

“Self-service checkouts provide a seamless service, displaying product details including nutritional and allergen information that could otherwise be missed, and enables fast and secure payments.

“Kiosks improve speed of service for customers, and the accuracy of orders. We’ve seen an increase in hot food and deli footfall in Spar Mallusk, sales also increase due to the up-selling option; and it is a very attractive option for millennial shoppers.

“It is a great addition if stores are looking to increase basket spend. It is exceptional that a new technology will offer both cost reductions and increased revenues.”