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University Launches Its First Shop24

Grand opening with free products and raffle October 19 for first of two automated convenience stores installed on Uptown Campus.

UAlbany students try out the new Shop24 automated convenience store. (Photo by Samantha Dobies)

Albany, N.Y. (October 11, 2013) – Shop24 Global LLC and University Auxiliary Services at Albany (UAS) have successfully installed the first of two Shop24 Stores on the UAlbany’s Uptown Campus.

The newly installed automated convenience store will have its Grand Opening during the University’s Homecoming Weekend, Oct. 19, 2013, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The event will feature 3 hours of free product from the store for UAlbany students, a $500 Best Buy gift card raffle, a ribbon cutting ceremony (10:30 a.m.), a DJ, and complimentary snacks and beverages.

“UAlbany is undergoing major renovations to the retail food service environment and we believe Shop24 will help provide the 24 hour retail needs students require,” said UAS Executive Director Stephen Pearse. “We are partnering with one of our existing vending providers, Next Generation Vending, for daily operations and are always open to suggestions as to what our product mix will be in the current store as well as in the next store slated for Spring 2014.”

Next Generation Vending, LLC, recently signed a non-exclusive agreement to provide fulfillment services for Shop24 installations in the northeast region, including UAlbany. “Shop24 represents the best in class in automated convenience stores,” said Next Generation Chairman and CEO David Mac Isaac. “Its state-of-the-art technology combined with Shop24’s focus on providing unparalleled support and service emulates the customer centered focus at Next Generation.”

“It is great to see how well Shop24 Stores are accepted by students on Higher Education campuses,” said Jason Santoro, vice president of sales for Shop24 Global, LLC. “These Stores will enhance the existing food service program especially during those late night cravings.”

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About Shop24 Global LLC:

Shop24 is the market-leading, self-contained, totally automated and refrigerated convenience store designed to enable 24/7 accessible consumer purchasing. Easy, safe, reliable and immediate, a Shop24 automated convenience store delivers over 200 items ranging in weight from one ounce to ten pounds in a well-lit, security camera monitored environment. A Shop24 can be placed anywhere outdoors or indoors, bringing ultra-convenience right to the consumer. To learn more about Shop24, please visit the website or contact Jason Santoro at or call 978-590-7472.

About University Auxiliary Services at Albany, Inc.:

University Auxiliary Services at Albany (UAS) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that invests in and provides services that enhance the educational, research and living experiences of the University at Albany community. UAS offers numerous services through strong partnerships, including dining, vending, collegiate books, banking, laundry, linens, car rentals and moving/storage. UAS also provides funding to support events on campus that foster educational and community growth. To learn more about UAS, visit the website, contact Michelle Bowen at or call 518-442-7535.

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