Vending machines are everywhere, selling fragrances, bathing suits, shoes, farm produce and health foods. And now you can even find them at a butcher’s shop—and a 100-year-old shop, at that.
With three stores in Northern Spain, Izarzugaza has been in business for four generations, and as well as selling many of its goods online (and even delivering them), the company have also installed a vending machine. Standing outside its Mundaka shop, it sells a variety of meats, sausages, sandwiches and other goods, 24/7. Products vary from season to season, so in summer you can buy plenty of pasta salads, for example, and in winter you can indulge in meatballs and sausages.
Izarzugaza also has touch-screen order points where customers can place orders in multiple languages – which is useful for its Castilian, Euskara and English speakers, with French and German coming soon.