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PPE Vending Machines Now Available At STL

Posted on August 27, 2020 in Media Releases

ST. LOUIS (August 27, 2020): Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) vending machines are now available at four specific locations at St. Louis Lambert International Airport (STL). Two companies are placing their vending machines at the airport. Hudson, a New Jersey-based company, and St. Louis-based AVendCo, are supplying the airport with the vending machines. The vending machines can be found prior to security as well as in one of the airport’s concourses.

Initially, the PPE vending machine locations include:

  • Near baggage claim in Terminal 2 (operated by Hudson)
  • Prior to the security check point for C Concourse in Terminal 1 (operated by AVendCo)
  • Prior to the security check point in Terminal 2 (operated by AVendCo)
  • Near Gate E24 in Terminal 2 (operated by AVendCo)

The automated retail of PPE is a safe and secure way of purchasing these necessary products while one travels. Having access to Personal Protective Equipment helps airline passengers remain safe even if they forget to pack their PPE items. Both Hudson and AVendCo will offer a selection of face masks, hand sanitizers, all-in-one hygiene kits, and gloves. These items are TSA approved and are kept in a closed environment where only the end consumer touches it. 

Contactless payment options are available at both PPE vending machines to make purchases. The machines will also have anti-microbial shields that eliminates germs on the machines’ surface for three to four months before replacement. Both venders’ PPE vending machines are also ADA compliant. 

Hudson, a Dufry Company, is a travel experience leader with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America. It is introducing PPE vending machines to 27 North American airports, which includes STL. All of Hudson’s vending machines are located in pre-security locations and include Hudson’s proprietary PPE line, “Traveler’s Best.”

Brian Quinn, EVP and Chief Operating Officer of Hudson said, “We’re thrilled to be partnering with St. Louis Lambert International Airport to introduce our PPE vending machine at a time when health and safety is paramount. Together, we’re providing travelers with a seamless and convenient way to purchase essential health and safety items they need to stay safe on their travels.”

AVendCo is a St. Louis-based firm. Recognizing there was going to be an immediate need for providing people access to PPE on the go, the firm has been working on sourcing products for distribution through their vending machines.

Jessica Frazer, General Manager of AVendCo says “It is extremely important for people to have convenient access to PPE when they are traveling during these times and we are very excited to be a part of helping people keep safe in St. Louis. We have plans to place an additional 20 KeepSafe PPE Vending Machines throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.”

STL is grateful to have Hudson and AVendCo offering Personal Protective Equipment to the traveling public at our airport.


For more information, please contact:
Will Becker 314-426-8097