Clothes, meat, champagne and electronics — coming to a vending machine near you

Uniqlo, the Japan-based clothing retailer, is taking a unique approach to selling its clothes: vending machines.

The company, owned by Fast Retailing Co. announced on Wednesday it was installing 10 vending machines in and around New York, Houston and Oakland, Calif. to sell some of its clothes. Uniqlo isn’t the only company selling non-food items in vending machines. It’s a growing trend as retailers look for new ways to sell their goods, so shoppers may be seeing more of them, said Andrea Woroch, a consumer shopping expert. “There’s no hassle,” she said, “you get what you want.”

Vending machines are a $7 billion-a-year business in the U.S.

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