This Belgian Vending Machine Sells Entire Crates of Beer

By: Katherine Pendrill - Feb 24, 2016
References: citylab
'AB InBev' recently designed a vending machine that sells entire crates of beer. With the rise of the on-demand economy, this innovative vending machine caters to the growing demand for products that are available anytime consumers may need them.

The new vending machine from AB InBev is a monstrous contraption that is stocked with Jupiler beer. However, instead of dispensing single cans, the machine allows consumers to purchase entire crates of beer. In order to prevent the machine from being used by children, the beer dispenser is equipped with an ID-checking system that verifies the identity of the customer.

While the idea of a beer-dispensing vending machine may sound usual, the machine is part of a growing shift towards on-demand services. As an AB InBev spokeswomen explains, the machine is intended to satisfy the "rising consumer demand for chilled beer at any time of the day and the night."