A Piggly Wiggly store in Owasso, Oklahoma (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Editor’s note: Oh snap! You don’t see this every day!
We’ve all probably experienced a vending machine taking our money, and failing to provide our tasty treat selection. One woman in North Carolina didn’t take the mishap lightly, and decided to retaliate against the machine by setting it on fire.
All is not peachy on the automated wine kiosk front. The PLCB has placed wine vending machines around the state, in various locations. This was done to help sell more wine and to offer customers a more convenient place, besides the dreaded Wine & Spirits store, to purchase their vino.
Wegmans asked the PLCB to remove all 10 kiosks from their stores in the next 30 days citing too many customer complaints and malfunctioning equipment. Wegmans said in some cases the problems were harmful to their business. The kiosk pilot program started about one year ago.
But have no fear…it looks like Wally World is lining up to stick some wine machines in their stores as soon as this summer. Can you imagine the Walmart photos these will generate?? I cringe in anticipation!