Asia Pioneer Entertainment (APE), the Macau-based electronic gaming product distributor, has launched its first “smart vending machine” into the market under the “Snap Buy” brand with goods from Choi Heong Yuen Bakery, Macau.
The company revealed in March that it was launching the new vending machine business segment as a means of supplementing its core gaming interests due to revenue pressures brought by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Set to be deployed across Macau, APE’s smart vending machines will offer a range of goods while providing retail client with detailed sales data.
The first machine has now been installed at Taipa Ferry Terminal and Hotel Metropole selling a variety of Choi Heong Yuen Bakery’s most popular products, including Almond Cakes, Phoenix Egg Rolls and Liquorice Lemon.
Herman Ng, Managing Director and CEO of APE, said, “Under the trend of intelligent retail and self-service, combined with encouragement from the Macau government to push the use of electronic payment, I think ‘Snap Buy’ smart vending machines have great potential for development.
“The collaboration with Choi Heong Yuen Macau aims to take advantage of smart retail to fully demonstrate its superiority and uniqueness. We would like to express our appreciation of the brand. It is believed that this collaboration will achieve a win-win situation for both parties.
“In the future, more smart vending machines will be placed in various locations and selling different kinds of products in Macau.”