Stora Enso is a leading global provider of renewable solutions in packaging, employing some 23,000 people. Stora Enso Intelligent Packaging specialises in radio frequency identification (RFID)-based products and solutions for item­level tracking, unmanned retail, and industrial solutions.

The Selfly Store by Stora Enso is a turnkey solution for unmanned and automated retail for settings, such as hotels, workplaces, cafes, sports centres and other semi-public spaces. The store combines the traditional retail and vending experience with the latest developments In RFID technology to create a completely new way of serving customers 24/7. At the heart of the solution is the Selfly Intelligent Cabinet – an RFID-enabled fridge that enables consumers to buy items independently from the cabinet using contactless payment methods. According to Stora Enso, with this solution, companies can extend their service hours, provide a wider variety of fresh and healthy options, reduce food waste and gain accurate data and insight on sales, inventory and customer behaviour.

The EVA Director General, Erwin Wetzel, commented, “I warmly welcome Stora Enso as a new EVA Member. We know that the convenience that comes with unattended solutions is the number one reason consumers use our industry. As the growth of micromarkets, smart fridges and automated retail continues in Europe, as a complement to traditional vending, I am confident of a strong, super-convenient and consumer-focused future for the industry.” 

Stora Enso, based in Helsinki (Finland) joins the EVA as a Supportive Member.