Lush Opens First Ever 24 hour Automated Shopping Experience

A New Venture into Automated Retail

Lush has opened its first ever 24 hour, automated retail experience in the covetable Coal Drops Yard at King’s Cross, London. Always open, always available, filled with fresh handmade products and created with the future of automated retail in mind.

The iLocker vending machine is designed by Anmac which is owned by world renowned couple, Andrew McAlpine and his wife Gemma Jackson. They are known as Designers of numerous of your favourite Hollywood films and series such as The Piano, The Beach, Bridget Jones Diary and Game of Thrones.

Lush has always strived to dazzle our customers, from our product innovations through to bringing our core values into every aspect of our retailing. Using the highest quality of automated retail machines with our partner, Anmac, we are able to surprise and delight with a micro store that is open 24 hours a day to the public at Coal Drops Yard. It is a retail theatre that never sleeps, live glow on the go!

Charlotte Howe, Lush Group Retail Team

This ANMAC iLocker isn’t your average vending machine. It is a 360º retail experience, with a sustainable design that runs on a low energy output and provides an attractive display for fresh, handmade gifts.

These exciting innovative micro stores will allow us to get our wonderful fresh handmade products into the hands of even more consumers, making it easier for them to make ethical choices. These allow us to get more of our hero products into the world, without the operating impact of a full store.

Helen Cox, Lush Global Environment Reporting

The pop-up at Coal Drops Yard will initially run for six months, with plans for the products and design to be interchangeable creating exciting options for shoppers passing by.

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About Anmac

“At ANMAC we are passionate about sustainable design and unattended retail theatre for brands and retailers who wish to offer a new shopping experience to their customers. Spearheaded by Andrew McAlpine, a designer for films such as The Beach and The Piano, it has long been his personal passion to bring a 24/7 customer-friendly retail option to forward-thinking brands, and is delighted to be partnering with Lush to achieve this dream. We hope this is the first of many ANMAC iLockers that we can bring to Lush customers globally and assist in helping to keep the High St a place of retail desire and fun shopping adventures”


About Lush

Lush was founded in 1995 when the first shop opened in Poole, Dorset where it still remains as the heart of Lush business ventures today. There are now 106 shops in the UK and over 900 worldwide in 52 countries.


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