EVOLVE Nutrition Station is the company’s first in the health and fitness market to be able to hold and dispense forms of powdered or granulated sports nutritional supplements.
These forms include protein, branched chain amino acid (BCAA), pre-workout, thermogenics, electrolytes, meal replacement powders, and weight loss powders.
“The dispenser can be formatted to dispense four of the above instead of four different protein flavors, for example,” the company adds. “You can deliver a thermogen, pre-workout, protein and BCAA in a single EVOLVE.”
The station features Hover Select contactless technology which minimizes physical contact and expands the device’s COVID-safe credentials. Cashless payment technology is also included to improve usability.
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“While a COVID-19 vaccine is thankfully in the early stages of global adoption, contactless self-service devices are an integral part of our ‘new normal’ – especially in health and fitness environments like gyms,” says Devon Westomatic.
“With a contactless payment system, automated retail machines like the EVOLVE are also perfect for health and fitness settings that are open 24/7 and are often unmanned outside of rush hour and off-peak hours.”
The launch of Westomatic’s vending machine follows the decision of UK-based health and beauty retailer Boots to to installA protein shake vending machine in the retailer’s store in Manchester.
Manufactured by the sports nutrition brand Bio-Synergy, the vending machine offers a range of milk and plant-based drinks for € 3.28 per shake.
The penetration of the RTD category into the mainstream was intensified around this time last year when functional food company Huel revealed details of an agreement with Sainsbury’s to stock its nutritionally complete meal on supermarket shelves for the first time.
Previously only available on the Huel website, the company’s Ready-To-Drink (RTD) range has been rolled out in 500 Sainsbury’s stores across the country.
With the launch of Huel in Sainsbury’s stores, plans are now being made to launch its products in Selfridges, WeWork Southbank and Harvey Nichols Knightsbridge.