Japanese Vending Machines Sell Bras
DAVID GREENE, HOST:
Oh, that voice.
Today's last word in business is vending boundaries.
RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:
In Japan, you can buy an incredible range of things from vending machines.
GREENE: Like bags of rice.
MONTAGNE: OK. Or fishing tackle...
GREENE: ...or fresh flowers.
MONTAGNE: And now you can add bras to that list - in particular the wireless "Fun Fun Week" bra.
A vending machine selling that brand was set up in a Tokyo mall last month. The bras are held in clear bags that give customers a peek at the colorful designs and patterns.
Which is aimed at enticing customers to buy one. They cost just under $30. But business has not been booming
GREENE: Japanese newspapers report that only seven browser bras in the past month.
MONTAGNE: Can't imagine why but...
MONTAGNE: But ultimately I think we can say fairly that this venture is a bust.
GREENE: No comment. Seems that way.
MONTAGNE: And that's the business news from MORNING EDITION on NPR News. I'm Renee Montagne.
GREENE: And I'm David Greene.
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