“VendaMarts” Mobile Automated Stores is the Solution to Delivering Healthy Nutritional Foods into Food Desert Locations
Mobile, AL – May 22rd, 2012 – Carts Blanche, LLC is on the forefront of a national initiative to develop ways to deliver healthy nutritional foods to persons in food desert locations. “VendaMarts, mobile automated store is a futuristic solution to delivering not only fresh produce but a multitude of healthy nutritional products to these areas,” says Annette Nolan, CEO.
Delivering healthy nutritional foods to persons in food desert areas is a national initiative under the “Let’s Move” campaign banner. This challenge has tasked local, state and federal agencies, grocery store chains, farmers markets and food corps, entrepreneurs etc. to find solutions.
Traditionally, fresh produce has been delivered into communities using trucks and carts or offered at curb side stands and farmers markets. Although these processes worked in the past they are not the answer for future.
VendaMarts trailer design is equipped with eight built-in refrigerated, frozen and ambient temperature vending machines. The system runs on line power and/or generators. The automated machines accept a combination of cash, credit, debit and EBT cards for fast and convenient transaction.
Business operations are run by a single person while all equipment is configured with remote monitoring systems for easier business management.
The automated machines create a quick way to deliver food items to more customers in a shorter time frame. This enables the trailer to be moved to multiple locations in a given day and up to fifteen locations on a weekly schedule.
“Carts Blanche, LLC is a socially responsible business and we are excited to be on the cutting edge with an outstanding cost effective solution to healthy food delivery in food desert areas”, says Nolan.
About Carts Blanche, LLC
Carts Blanche, LLC, based in Mobile, Alabama, was founded in 1995 by Annette Antoine Nolan. Originally, Carts Blanche designed and manufactured wooden push carts and kiosks. “VendaMarts” is the latest product launched by Carts Blanche. VendaMarts is a revolutionary mobile automated trailer equipped with up to nine built-in automatic vending machines plus a combination of service units such as ATM’s, digital signage boards, microwaves and change machines. Once on location, both sides of the trailer pneumatically raise creating awnings that expose the ready to operate vending business. The trailer design allows daily business activities to be accomplished by one person. VendaMarts combines the fast-turn, high-volume worlds of vending and concessions with mobile real estate allowing the owner to capitalize on new markets and new customers at a higher rate of return offering a fresh new approach to self service retailing.