Blendid Strengthens Its Advisory Board with Veteran Retail & Food Industry Leader, Michelle Gloeckler

Michelle Gloeckler

SUNNYVALE, CA – June 30, 2020Blendid, a leader in contactless and autonomous robotic food systems, today announced the addition of retail and food industry veteran, Michelle Gloeckler, to the brand’s advisory board. Gloeckler, who has held senior leadership roles at Walmart and Hershey’s and is currently on the board of BJ’s Wholesale Club and Benson Hill, brings a wealth of retail and food operational experience. As Blendid continues to grow its food automation platform in education, supermarkets, and retail locations, Gloeckler’s strategic insights will be invaluable to help Blendid accelerate their growth and momentum.

“Michelle’s deep 30-year experience in retail operations brings tremendous value to our current advisory board,” said Blendid CEO & co-founder, Vipin Jain.  “We’re excited to have Michelle join our advisory board and bring her invaluable knowledge of business strategy, consumer products, sales, and P&L management to our fast-growing company.”

“Blendid’s mission to make ‘safe, personalized, healthy and delicious food accessible’ resonates with my personal passion and business expertise. In a post-COVID-19 world, we are going to need contactless, autonomous solutions more than ever, “said Michelle Gloeckler, Blendid advisory board member. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the team to help redefine the future of foodservice and expand the Blendid brand and kiosk locations nationwide.” 

Blendid is a state-of-the-art, fully autonomous food robotics station that combines software, hardware, and advanced robotics to offer fresh, healthy and delicious smoothies, called Blends.

The stand-alone Blendid system consists of refrigeration systems, blenders, robotic arms, and dispensers. Consumers can place orders in person at the kiosk or via the Blendid app for a cost of $6 per 12-ounce drink. Customers can personalize the Blends to their specific taste, dietary restrictions, and any allergies – the app will automatically save any specific requests for easy future ordering. Blendid’s robot processes the order and payment, swiftly selects and measures the fresh fruit and vegetable ingredients, blends, pours, and serves up each customized smoothie in about two minutes. Every blend is made to order, exactly how the customer wants it, when they want it. This Sunnyvale-based company is on a mission to solve today’s consumer’s demands for convenient, tasty, and nutritious meals. By challenging the service industry’s status quo, Blendid is improving the consumer experience, while also reducing the operator’s issues or complexities and saving manual labor costs.

About Blendid®

Sunnyvale-based Blendid, offers fully autonomous and contactless food robotics kiosks that use advanced technology to prepare and serve healthy, fresh, and delicious smoothies, known as Blends. The company uses robotics, machine vision, and artificial intelligence to transform and modernize the way the food and beverage industry approaches the preparation and serving of healthy foods. Blendid was founded in 2015 by Vipin Jain, Venki Ayalur, and Vijay Dodd, seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. As a pioneer of the future of food, Blendid is improving the consumer experience, while also ensuring food is kept safe from human contact and saving costs for the operators. Using only fresh fruits and vegetables, Blendid creates a tasty, healthy, affordable, and convenient meal or snack for the consumer – exactly how and when they want it. Visit us at for more information on how to license a kiosk for your foodservice establishment or find a Blendid kiosk near you.