Oyster Vending Machines

September 11, 2017 in Daily Bulletin

The French are selling oysters in vending machine wrote The Guardian:

  • Oyster vending machines are an evolution of the manned stalls that oyster farmers used to have on the roads along France’s coast.
  • For oyster connoisseurs the ability to satisfy an oyster craving at all hours is a tantalizing prospect.
  • It is especially appealing to a younger generation familiar with buying things on the internet, without a shopkeeper guiding them.
  • For sellers it’s a way to cut out the middle man – like a grocery store – and boost margins.
  • The machines are a triumph of food safety laws. Live oysters that aren’t stored the right way could lead to food poisoning – something few are concerned about.

Read more on The Guardian.