Robotic Convenience Store Opens in Omaha

Site serves popular tourist destination area

Published in CSP Daily News

OMAHA, Neb. -- Shop24 of Nebraska opened its first Shop24 robotic convenience store in the state this month at the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Omaha.

“We are extremely pleased and proud to be partnering with the city of Omaha on our very first store in Nebraska,” said a spokesperson for Shop24 of Nebraska. “Not only will downtown residents and visitors to the Pedestrian Bridge enjoy the convenience of our store but a percentage of all revenue will go to benefit the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation department.”

Built in 2006, the Bob Kerrey Pedestrian Bridge and riverfront area has become a popular destination throughout the year for all residents of Omaha and the surrounding area. “The biggest request from visitors has been lack of concessions near the area. Pedestrians and bicycle riders highly utilize this bridge for recreation and commuting. The addition of Shop24 and new restroom facilities will further enhance the river fronts usage and enjoyment among residents” Omaha Parks and Recreation acting director Brook Bench said.

“We have zeroed in on the Omaha area as an opportunity to provide ‘ultra convenience’ to individuals who do not have immediate access to more traditional outlets,” said Shop24. “The fact that we were able to work with the city and fulfill some needs for the community makes this first location all the better. We look to have several more locations that will be opening in the metro in the coming months.”

Shop24 brings an innovative idea to convenience, dispensing a variety of items such as snacks, cleaning supplies, health and beauty products, and even full meals closer to the customer in a fraction of the time it takes to shop at a traditional store. This automated store is self-contained, refrigerated and designed to enable 24/7 purchases.