GDR Trend: Meta-Vending

Sep 30, 2021

Managing editor John O’Sullivan introduces GDR’s Meta-Vending trend, which explores how automated stores operating as smart vending machines are becoming an essential retail format.

GDR Trend – Meta-Vending from GDR Creative Intelligence on Vimeo.


The Meta-Vending trend features in GDR’s Global Innovation Report 79 and explains how the convergence of myriad elements including automation, AI, the Internet of Things and drones will revolutionise the design, function and efficiency of our stores, towns and cities, and be a complete game-changer for the way we shop.

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