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Mobile vending machine MARV talks to customers


August 8, 2014
By Canadian Vending

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Aug. 8, 2014, Venray, The Netherlands – Dutch producer US Candy Network has released an electric mobile vending machine interacts with customers through sounds.

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Aug. 8, 2014, Venray, The Netherlands – Dutch producer US Candy Network has released an electric mobile vending machine interacts with customers through sounds.

MARV (Media & Advertising Racing
Vehicle) is a tricycle that may be operated in urban and rural settings. US Candy Network (USCN) has joined forces with the
Regout Group to supply
6,100 machines over the next two years. 

The Regout Group already has supplied telescopic slides for MARV and will produce the base modules.

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Joost van Luyken has joined USCN as CEO and will lead the company with Chantal Kersten,
who remains executive chairman. "We have joined our forces to introduce
MARV into the market. We welcome the knowledge of the Regout Group," said Kersten in a release.

MARV was launched in January this year during the ISM sweets and snacks fair in Cologne Germany. "Before the fair, MARV had caused a craze in advertising, but afterwards
even more. We could supply 20,000 machines if we'd wanted to," Kersten
said.

MARV is
the future in marketing and media advertising, said USCN in the release. The machine interacts
with customers through different sounds. It has two touch-screen options – a 21- or 46-inch where customers can order, view movies, print coupons, get a discount,
play games or plug in their iPad. MARV can contain wrapping to keep products cool, frozen or warm. It
offers all possible payment through Internet or smartphone, said the company.

The custom-made tricycle runs through electricity and may be operated in cities, at fairs or even on the beach. It uses
Microsoft's Kinect 2 system, which enables it to interact and even talk with
customers, and may be transformed into characters from
movies or into corporate designs.