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Swyft, Inc. and ZoomSystems Announce Expansion of Automated Retail Networks

Swyft, Inc. and ZoomSystems announce the installation of Best Buy Express and CVS Pharmacy automated retail stores in the new Salesforce Transit Center. Salesforce Transit Center, owned and operated by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority (TJPA), opened on August 11, 2018, and connects tens of thousands of residents, commuters, and visitors daily in the San Francisco Bay AreaSwyft, Inc. and ZoomSystems have plans to install additional automated retail stores featuring other major brand partners in the upcoming months.

“We’re excited to have Swyft and ZoomSystems at Salesforce Transit Center for their first locations in San Francisco. It is will be a great travel retail concept that provides product accessibility to commuters and visitors,” said Deborah Kravitz, President Pro Retail, Inc. manager of the pop up retail program at the center.

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The Best Buy Express and CVS Pharmacy automated stores offer immediate gratification and convenience in on-the-go shopping environments. The automated stores provide commuters the same benefits as shopping in-store, with competitive pricing and detailed product information on the touch screens. The Best Buy Express ZoomShops feature headphones, speakers, phone chargers, travel gadgets and other popular products by brand names like Apple and Bose. Whilst CVS Swyft Stores will stock over-the-counter health products, first aid essentials, and popular personal care products.

“We’re pleased to bring Best Buy, our long-standing partner, into the Salesforce Transit Center as the newest location partner in our network of over 65 airports and 525 malls nationwide,” said ZoomSystems CEO, Elias Bizannes. “The Best Buy Express ZoomShops are an easy, convenient way for commuters to purchase the latest personal electronics and other products.”

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Swyft and ZoomSystems work with major global brands and retailers to deploy highly-scalable automated retail stores without disrupting their traditional retail channels. Swyft and ZoomSystems have identified the large North American mass public transit networks across the country like the New York City subway, Chicago ‘L’, Washington Metro, MBTA, BART, PATH and others as strategic location partners to expand smart automated and unattended retail solutions.  Both companies expect this channel to grow dramatically as they introduce new unattended retail technology into the large food and beverage markets. In addition to mass transit partners, Swyft and ZoomSystems are expanding their network of location partners to include hospitals, transit centers, gyms, grocery stores and residential buildings.

Swyft, Inc. COO and President, Richard Hashim said, “Swyft is excited that we have placed CVS Swyft Stores into the Salesforce Transit Center.  Swyft and the major brands we support with our smart automated and unattended retail technology can support most of the retail needs of regular commuters.  We look forward to continuing to support all the retail initiatives at the mass transit agencies across the US.”

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