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Scottish spud vending machine proves critics wrong

Two of Scotland’s top potato producers, men with a slick, multimillion-pound arable enterprise, were installing a spud vending machine in a Dundee shopping centre? The doubters says the concept was bizarre and asked if the potatoes would be dispensed one at a time. They wondered if shoppers would need to bring their own bags to catch them as they rolled out of the dispenser? Then last December, when the equipment was wheeled in and stocked early one morning, it was the turn of the retail centre cleaners to smile and shake their heads. But cousins Pete (37) and Euan (33) Grewar had the last laugh. Their idea has proven a success… More

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