Polish retailer Żabka has announced the rollout of its 50th Nano concept store at the Norblin factory in Warsaw.
The Norblin factory is a multifunctional complex located in the center of the Wola district in Warsaw and covering an area of 65,000 square meters.
It includes 41,000 square meters of office space and 24,000 square meters of entertainment, cultural, dining and retail venues.
Tomasz Blicharski, Vice Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of Żabka Future, said: “The Żabka Group is currently the largest chain of stand-alone stores in Europe. This innovative concept, which allows quick purchases without cashiers, queues or cash, is precisely adapted to the nature of the place and the profile of its clientele.
“The proposal fits perfectly into the atmosphere of the multifunctional complex Norblin Factory, where among the historic buildings one can find not only modern architecture, but also innovative services and solutions.”
The Norblin factory’s Żabka Nano outlet offers an assortment of approximately 400 products, including own-brand Szamamm ready meals, Tomcio Paluch sandwiches, Foodini liquid snacks, Wycisk juices and lemonades, and freshly ground espresso coffee .
The retailer has partnered with Adyen for payment solutions and customers can enter the store using a payment card.
Buyers receive a purchase confirmation via SMS to their registered phone numbers.
The store is equipped with a camera system that recognizes the products removed from the shelves, calculates the appropriate amount and automatically finalizes the payment.
The system does not identify customers or store their images, Żabka added.
Currently, Żabka Nano outlets are located in Gdańsk, Katowice, Krakow, Piaseczno, Plewiska, Poznań, Sopot, Warsaw and Wrocław.
It operates in multiple formats, such as stand-alone container vending machines, traditional brick-and-mortar outlets, or as a store within the store.
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