UpMeals is delighted to announce another installation of their innovative SmartVending units at a residential property– Riverport Flats located in Richmond, B.C. The newly installed machine will give the 500+ residents access to custom curated healthy meals available in the lobby of the building, 24/7. Residents will be able to grab healthy options on their way to work in the morning, have a freshly prepared entrée in the evening and have access to healthy treats and snacks throughout the day.
The SmartVending hardware is a refrigerated machine installed in the R5 building lobby, located at 14000 Riverport Way, with a customized interface inspired by Riverport Flats’ branding. The healthy meals will be delivered to the machine at a regular cadence to ensure ultimate freshness. Riverport Flats will have the ability to monitor their SmartVending machine remotely, create plans for meals nearing their expiry date and even build menus based on the popularity of food items.
To curate the menu, residents of the property participated in a survey provided by UpMeals identifying the goals and benefits they want to achieve with the meals and snacks available to them. The survey included their dietary and cuisine preferences, and eating habits, which helped inform their customized menu offering of healthy, fresh, sustainable, and chef-prepared meals, including items like the Signature Breakfast Wrap, Baja Chicken Salad Bowl, Seasonal Harvest Bowl, and Seed Nut Superfood Bar. Any meals that are not sold within their freshness time frame will be donated to communities in need through UpMeals partnership with Vancouver Food Runners.
The SmartVending solution is the first of its kind to be offered as an amenity in a residential building in Richmond. Riverport Flats foresees the value add to help encourage long standing tenants, as a selling feature for prospective renters, and to help drive competitiveness in the market.