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November 26, 2012

Coke's New Peak-Shift Vending Machines 'Chill Out' at Night

Coke’s New Peak-Shift Vending Machines ‘Chill Out’ at Night

It has been 50 years since Coca-Cola (Japan) Co., Ltd., based in Tokyo, first introduced vending machines to the market, but they are still coming up with cool ideas.

Next year, the beverage company will spend more than 10 billion yen (US$121 million) to install 25,000 innovative “peak shift vending machines” throughout the island nation—which, interesting enough, boasts the highest number of machine dispensers per capita, with about one for every 23 people.

The newly designed machines will "shift" the use of power for cooling from the general daytime "peak demand period"—during which electric utilities impose their highest rates—to nighttime, when less strain is placed on power supply... Read More

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