Shop24 Installs 1st ‘Store’ in N. Dakota RV Park
Lisa Holman cringes at the thought of driving five miles back to Williston, N.D., for the one thing she forgot at the store.
Now the resident of Fox Run RV Park north of Williston has another option, the Dickinson Press reported.
The park recently became home to an automated convenience store called Shop24, a large vending machine that sells everything from milk to laundry detergent to frozen pizza rolls.
The shop, which is popular on college campuses, businesses and transportation hubs across the country, is new to North Dakota and the first to be placed at an RV park.
A second Shop24 is located near Watford City at the Blue Sky Lodge crew camp.
The machines aim to bring convenience store items to temporary housing residents in North Dakota’s Oil Patch who are often miles away from a store, said Rob Lindberg, president of LaVenture Logistics, which owns and operates the two stores.
“If you’re out of Tide, you don’t want to drive all the way to Walmart just to do your clothes,” Lindberg said. “If you forgot an item, we’re kind of the local help.”
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