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08/10/2021

Kiwibot, Sodexo Team Up on Robotic Food Delivery for Universities

College students will be able to use their meal plans to take advantage of Kiwibot delivery through their local delivery app Bite+.
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Kiwibot, a robotic last-mile delivery company, has teamed up with Sodexo, to expand its robotic fleet to university campuses. Starting this month robot deliveries will be available at three campuses in the U.S.: New Mexico State University, Loyola Marymount University, California, and Gonzaga University, Washington.

[More and more college students will have the convenience of receiving food delivered by robot.] 

Kiwibot offers full remote and in-field customer support to businesses and integrates with any business’s point-of-sale to distribute their food products via powerful robots.  Kiwibot and Sodexo together envision a subscription program where every person in a Sodexo-serviced location can access any goods that can fit into a robot, and are located within a university campus. 

At the three universities, college students will be able to use their meal plans to take advantage of Kiwibot delivery, through their local delivery app Bite+. However, anyone with access to the app can enjoy the service, with each delivery having a flat cost of $2, plus 10% of the order size.

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The rollout will be supported by Sodexo and its ongoing commitment to implement safe, convenient food service solutions that continue to surprise and delight customers. Sodexo has 420,000 employees and serves more than 100 million customers in 64 countries.

“We are excited to grow our robot food delivery service with Kiwibot and provide customers with a safe, convenient, contactless, and innovative solution,” said Aurelia Valot, the VP of Digital Transformation and Innovation, Sodexo. “We are looking forward to expanding this offering in the coming months.” 

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