Students in Hong Kong can now use the Octopus card at school tuck shops to buy snacks and beverages. The new service has been jointly introduced by school tuck shop operator Vitaland Services and Creative Star, the company which operates the Octopus. Vitaland, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Vitasoy International Holdings, runs tuck shops in more than 100 schools in Hong Kong. This new service will become one of the first applications of the Octopus card outside the transport industry. As the new service will speed up transactions, instead of waiting in queues to make their purchases, students will have more time to relax. The new service can help improve the efficiency of tuck shop operations. And tuck shops will be able to handle more business. More students and teachers can use the tuck shops during peak hours. Shopkeepers will not be required to handle cash and transactions can be conducted more accurately.