The race for Denmark's first unmanned store was won by NærKøb. A project that has received a lot of attention and media attention since it was announced in June 2021.
NærKøb Express, as the store is called, is well located by the main access road to Faxe town together with a Go’on petrol station, and in the long run a modern car wash. Here, passers-by and locals can from now on shop for the most necessary goods, 24 hours a day. The store holds approx. 550 of the most tradable goods. The store is connected to NærKøb in Jungshoved, from where the goods are picked up for refilling. The owner of the store in Jungshoved, Alice Laursen, will be responsible for the daily operation of the new, unmanned investment in Faxe.
The store, which is a specially developed container, contains both refrigeration and a freezing department, various groceries, sweets, chips as well as freshly baked bread. The range is aimed both at the person on the go, who is hungry for fun, but can also easily be used as a rescue for the quick dinner or various shortcomings in the household.
The whole concept has been developed by Retail360, which has been responsible for all the technology, access control, payment, and the development and production of the container. Retail360 predicts a great potential and the possibility that the containers will be in many different places around the country. And the first indications from interested parties have already made themselves noticed.
- The plan is for the containers to be plug-and-play, so you only have to connect power, internet, and refill items on the shelves. 1-2 days after the container has been unloaded, you are ready to go,” says Mads Laursen, director at Retail360.