Marks & Spencer is introducing vending machines at select convenience stores offering customers rapid access to its food-to-go lines.
M&S first food-to-go vending machines is being trialled at its Simply Food store at Cherwell Valley services, and will be rolled out to a second undisclosed location soon according to The Grocer.
The vending machines will sell M&S sandwiches, cold drinks, crisps, snacks and even its popular ready meals.
“We are always looking for new ways to offer our delicious, great-quality range of M&S products to customers in convenient locations,” a spokesperson told The Grocer.
It marks the latest step the retailer has taken to integrate new technologies into its operations after rolling out its Mobile Pay Go technology to over 300 stores last week.
Earlier in July, M&S also announced a major overhaul of its Sparks loyalty scheme, relaunching it as a “digital first” programme.
These new initiatives come under the retailer’s wider “Never the Same Again Programme”, marking a heavy investment in and focus on becoming a “digital first” retailer.