USI Expands Evoke Line With 3 Refrigerated Combo Merchandisers

Posted On: 1/9/2020

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DES MOINES, IA -- U-Select-It has added three refrigerated combo merchandiser models to its popular Evoke glassfront line. The new models are the Evoke Combo 3 and Combo 5 ST/VT, together with the Evoke Combo 5 Elevator.

The Evoke Combo ST/VT 3 offers up to 36 selections in a small footprint. The high-performance Evoke Combo ST/VT 5, with up to 65 selections, is designed for operators who provide full vended foodservice at high-traffic locations. The Evoke Combo 5 Elevator, which can display as many as 60 selections, features “soft” elevator product delivery to vend fragile items from all trays, and ensures optimal product rotation by means of first-in, first-out (FIFO) loading.

Incorporating the design and functionality characteristics of USI’s Evoke Snack merchandisers, the Evoke Combo models bring together the latest in vending technology, enhanced merchandising and attractive styling. USI’s proprietary Flex control board offers unique capabilities through its open-architecture approach.

Flex Connect’s application programming interface (API) provides for the development of back-end and graphical interfaces. For example, PayRange, a leading mobile payment system, is onboard through the Flex open API platform. The Combo models comply fully with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and offer a myriad of standard features including iVend guaranteed product delivery, enhanced LED lighting and an ergonomic user interface.

Designed to be the most energy-efficient machines on the market, these merchandisers are available with single temperature (ST) or variable temperature (VT) refrigeration. USI’s Evoke Combo models feature a new soft coat heated glass window that allows for higher relative humidity before fogging, thus lowering overall energy demand for the glass heater. As with USI’s legacy Alpine Combo models, the Evoke Combo models are fully health safety-programmable by selection, range, or row. The Evoke Combo models offer wide product versatility, accommodating various snack, refrigerated food, and cold beverage packaging sizes and types including cans, bottles and boxes.

The new Evoke Combo 5 Elevator Merchandiser is equipped with a standard braille keypad and a 3.5” display that enables operators to display pricing as well as nutritional information, such as calorie count and serving size, in compliance with the FDA’s calorie disclosure rule.

The Evoke Combo models support a variety of optional features including a 7” full-color touchscreen, custom graphic styling wraps and provision for a cashless card reader. The optional 7” full-color touchscreen offers “shopping cart” mode that encourages customers to purchase as many as three items in one transaction, as well as product-browse capability and advertising options for static and video content.

“While the Evoke Snack 5 and 6 have been a huge success, the request we kept hearing from customers is for a refrigerated combo model to bank the Evoke Snack with,” said USI vice-president of global sales James Chico. “We are excited to expand the Evoke line with these five refrigerated Evoke Combo models, and to provide our customers with a full-line Evoke solution that offers an engaging customer experience, the latest in technology and payment systems, and exceptional product merchantability with the goal of driving sales for operators.”

Information about the Evoke Combo ST/VT 3, Evoke Combo ST/VT 5 and Evoke Combo 5 Elevator machines, or other U-Select-It products, may be requested from U-Select-It by calling (800) 247-8709 or visiting

U-Select-It is a leading global vending solutions provider, offering a comprehensive range of integrated, full-line vending equipment, services, and technology. Family owned and operated, USI has served the convenience services industry since 1931.