Micro Markets
Guatemala, in the highlands of Huehuetenango, grows some of the best coffees Mesoamerica has to offer.  Growing along with the coffee is a palpable tension born of economic desperation by families who are losing their grip on their farms. 
Atlanta, GA – Gimme has released a teaser for its augmented reality micro market tool for the vending and foodservice industry.
Las Vegas, NV – NAMA OneShow organizers want to help operators learn all they need to know to successfully launch and run a micro market and gain the certificate to prove it.
In 2012, Jim Jackson stepped into the wrong elevator in a Las Vegas hotel. In hindsight, it turned out to be the right one after all.
I’d bet many of the most lucrative opportunities are treated first as fairy dust before the trailblazers start making bricks of gold. It’s the nature of humanity to be skeptical of change, to be wary of doing things differently. “If it’s not broke, don’t fix it” is an adage so familiar it may be a little broke itself these days. The business climate is one of swift change and a continual push for bigger, for better, for more profits and more efficiency.
Guelph, Ont. – Four pilot mini-markets at an auto-parts supply company in Guelph, Ont., are experiencing strong sales after loading employees' cards with credit. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
Fresh Healthy Vending International will be showcasing both its new Fresh Micro Market concept along with its latest vending machine innovation at the International Franchise Expo at the Javits Center in New York City from June 18-20.
May 15, 2015, Cerritos, CA –Olea Kiosks has launched the California and the Carolina, two new kiosk enclosures engineered for the needs of micro market developers and operators.
In this video from V365 Technologies Ltd., market researcher Brad Bachtelle says once U.K. customers are familiar with the vending/c-store hybrids, they love the experience.
Great ideas are born when a market gap is addressed, but sometimes those gaps appear only when other products and services disappear.
The migration north of micro markets, after rapid growth in the U.S., is bringing with it high expectations.
April 6, 2015, St. Paul, MN — A micro market is helping police officers dropping off detainees at the Dakota County Jail in the wee hours get something good, and fresh, to eat, CorrectionsOne.com reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 12, 2015, San Diego, CA – Fresh Healthy Vending International has secured 115 new locations for the intended placement of healthy vending machines and micro markets.
April 17, 2014, Green Bay, Wis. – With its open shelves displaying snacks, cereal and fresh bakery goods, and coolers with 20-ounce drinks, yogurts, puddings and fresh fruits and salads, the vending area at Associated Banc-Corp’s new downtown Green Bay headquarters is an alternative to a full-blown cafeteria, but a step up from traditional vending. | READ MORE
Jan. 23, 2014, Hudson, WI – Three Square Market (32M) is providing vending industry professionals with a free micro market webinar on Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. CST and Jan. 30 at 1 p.m. CST.

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