Greyhound Introduces its First Robotic Convenience Store in Oklahoma City Terminal
OKLAHOMA CITY (Aug. 23, 2012) — Shop 24 Global, LLC is pleased to announce that the first Shop24 robotic convenience store for Greyhound and the state of Oklahoma is set to open in early September in the Oklahoma City Greyhound terminal. The Shop24 robotic convenience store will be owned and operated by Total Express 24-7 LLC of Edmond, Oklahoma.
"We are extremely proud to be partnering with Greyhound, and to see the first of these amazing machines being put into place in Oklahoma City. Total Express 24-7 LLC has its main focus on convenience and meeting consumers needs," states Ty T. Hartwig of Total Express 24-7 LLC.
"We saw an opportunity with Shop24 to bring this "ultra convenience" to individuals that do not have immediate access to a traditional convenience store. We are excited about the opening of our first location in early September, and have several more locations that will be opening around the metro in the coming months."
Founded in 1914, Greyhound Lines, Inc. is the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across North America. It has become an American icon, providing safe, enjoyable and affordable travel to nearly 19 million passengers each year.
"Greyhound is an innovator in the transportation business, and we are excited to be the first in our industry to showcase a robotic convenience store in our terminal, with the hope that we will expand this offering to other locations," says Mark Frank, Director of Food Service for Greyhound Lines, Inc. "Having a wide variety of quality products available 24/7 at the touch of a button is groundbreaking, allowing Greyhound to efficiently deliver products to meet our customers' needs in a fast and timely manner."
"We are very pleased to be working with such an iconic company as Greyhound Lines, Inc.," says Mike Weigel, Chief Marketing/Sales Officer of Shop24. "These Stores will only enhance the already excellent service that Greyhound provides to its customers' especially in areas where there are no products offered within walking distance," Weigel continues.
Originally operated in Europe, Shop24 brings an innovative idea to ultra-convenience, dispensing a variety of items such as snacks, cleaning supplies, health and beauty products, and even full meals closer to the customer in a fraction of the time it takes to shop at a traditional store. This automated store is self-contained, refrigerated, and designed to enable 24/7 purchases. Shop24 stores can currently be found at many college campuses as well as apartment communities across the United States.
To learn more about Shop24, please visit the website: www.shop24global.com or call: 866-973-2424.
About GreyhoundGreyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. In 2010, it introduced Greyhound Express, which provides direct service between major cities on new buses equipped with free Wi-Fi, power outlets, comfortable leather seats and extra legroom. Since its inception, Express has rapidly expanded to serve more than 70 markets in North America. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets, call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com. Follow Greyhound on Twitter for the latest news and travel deals at http://twitter.com/GreyhoundBus and "Like" us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus.
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