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Houston Vending Machine Launch

HOUSTON, April 12, 2021 — BlueBox is bringing its automated retail platform to Houston. Starting April 12, BlueBox will begin bringing the first 25 of 200 smart convenience machines online in the greater Houston area. The Houston vending machine fleet will be comprised mainly of Mars branded machines placed in public areas.

Some of these locations include Baseball USA, Katy Mills Mall, the Friendswood Public Library and Galveston area hotels. BlueBox will continue to expand their machine network across Texas, bringing smart convenience to residential buildings, commercial and government offices, gyms, hotels and manufacturing sites.

These autonomous retail machines offer customers retail items when and where they need them most, while offering brands, like global partner Mars, a digital out-of-home (DOOH) media and point of sale (POS) platform. The machines also offer mobile shopping options and data linking advertising and POS.

Houston Vending Machine Launch Completion

BlueBox expects the majority of the 200 Houston vending machines to be placed and online by May 15, 2021. Additional machines placements will be added throughout the year in Houston, the state of Texas and across the nation.

“We are excited to bring Houston vending machines into the digital age.” said BlueBox CEO, Richard Loew. “The digital component of these machines adds a benefit for both the consumer, in ease of use, and for the advertiser, in delivery of high definition advertising. This creates an incredibly powerful and meaningful exchange between both the brand and consumer.” 

About BlueBox Consolidated Inc.  

BlueBox Consolidated Inc. is a Houston-based startup delivering convenience in an innovative, global brand activation platform. Utilizing artificial intelligence and IoT, these smart vending machines are optimized for DOOH advertising as well as customer accessibility. 

BlueBox’s vision is to create the leading global brand activation platform with AI and IoT by connecting companies and consumers with point of sale advertising in their daily journeys. For more information on BlueBox, visit www.usebluebox.com.

About Mars, Incorporated  

For more than a century, Mars, Incorporated has been driven by the belief that the world we want tomorrow starts with how we do business today. This idea is at the center of who we have always been as a global, family-owned business. Today, Mars is transforming, innovating and evolving in ways that affirm our commitment to making a positive impact on the world around us.

Across our diverse and expanding portfolio of confectionery, food, and petcare products and services, we employ 133,000 dedicated Associates who are all moving in the same direction: forward. With $40 billion in annual sales, we produce some of the world’s best-loved brands including DOVE®, EXTRA®, M&M’s®, MILKY WAY®, SNICKERS®, TWIX®, ORBIT®, PEDIGREE®, ROYAL CANIN®, SKITTLES®, BEN’S ORIGINAL™, WHISKAS®, COCOAVIA®, and 5™; and take care of half of the world’s pets through our pet health services AniCura, Banfield Pet Hospitals™, BluePearl®, Linnaeus, Pet Partners™, and VCA™.

We know we can only be truly successful if our partners and the communities in which we operate prosper as well. The Mars Five Principles — Quality, Responsibility, Mutuality, Efficiency and Freedom — inspire our Associates to take action every day to help create a world tomorrow in which the planet, its people and pets can thrive. For more information about Mars, please visit www.mars.com.