High-tech vending machine offers variety of a convenience store

Posted at 10:58 PM, Apr 15, 2012
and last updated 2012-04-16 01:02:01-04

TAYORSVILLE -- A high-tech vending machine at a Taylorsville apartment complex is making a trip to the grocery store a thing of the past.

The Shop24 automated convenience store at Fairstone Apartments holds about 220 items, from batteries and hygiene items to bread and milk, all available right at the complex 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with prices comparable to convenience stores.

The machines have their roots in Europe and a few have made their way to the East Coast, but the Taylorsville shop is the first in Utah.

Tony Trotter, owner of Shop24, says that residents in the complex are enjoying the convenience of nearby, 24 hour shopping.