Vending machines have enjoyed a surge in popularity in Hong Kong during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Lam Ka-sing Vending machines have enjoyed a surge in popularity in Hong Kong during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Lam Ka-sing
Vending machines have enjoyed a surge in popularity in Hong Kong during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Lam Ka-sing

Vending machines enjoy a boom in Hong Kong as coronavirus drives sales of face masks, instant meals

  • Some shopping mall and office landlords are slashing the rent they charge for vending machines because they enable transactions without physical contact and draw traffic
  • Operators like FreshUp and EC Bento have seen demand surging, while traditional shops struggle to survive

Topic |   Hong Kong property
Vending machines have enjoyed a surge in popularity in Hong Kong during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Lam Ka-sing Vending machines have enjoyed a surge in popularity in Hong Kong during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Lam Ka-sing
Vending machines have enjoyed a surge in popularity in Hong Kong during the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Lam Ka-sing
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