Ian Reynolds-Young

MicroMarket Microscope Four: Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention

MicroMarket Microscope Four is sponsored by 365 Retail Markets. MicroMarket Microscope is your go-to source of news and information on MicroMarkets, brought to you by Planet Vending & OCS.


The New Payment App From 365 Markets Proves ‘Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention (Planet Vending & OCS)

‘The New Payment App is all about giving operators instant connection with their customers. Now, they can share promotions and new products with consumers directly and in real time, maximizing consumer participation’, says 365 Markets CEO Joe Hessling. Full details are HERE

MicroMarket Microscope Four: How FMCG firms Have Adopted To The Strategy Of Micromarkets (The Economic Times)

Companies are creating new products specifically for MicroMarkets. An interesting development in India is discussed HERE

Setting Your Company Apart From The Competition (Vending Times)

‘Are you the copycat of your competitors? Are you a follower instead of a leader? Being a copycat doesn’t distinguish you from any competitors — so why copy when you can create?’ asks VMAC Solutions’ Mike Ferguson, HERE

MicroMarket Microscope Four: MicroMarkets Popular With US Military (Alamagordo Daily News)

The Department of Defense’s largest retailer opened its first micro market in 2014 at the Raven Rock Mountain Complex in Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. The Exchange oversees 40 micro markets on 24 installations— including at the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colo., and the Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility at Fort Meade, Md. Good stuff, HERE

Five Capabilities You Need From Your Integrated Micro Market Software (USA Technologies)

Micro markets, which offer automated self-checkout and unattended payment experiences, require more than just cashless capabilities to operate smoothly; they need streamlined management software capable of handling every aspect of the vending process, from scheduling to stocking to selling. More? HERE

That’s all from MicroMarket Microscope Four. See you next time!
Meanwhile, you can catch up on previous issues, HERE

About the author

The Editor

Planet Vending’s Editor is Ian Reynolds-Young and it’s Ian’s unique writing talent that has made PV what it is today – the best read (red) vending blog in the world, and vending’s best read (reed). Ian ‘tripped and fell into vending’, in the capacity of PR executive, before launching a specialist agency, ‘reynoldscopy’, dedicated to the UK Vending business. The company continues to represent the interests of many of the sector’s leading brands.

‘It’s all about telling stories’, he says. ‘We want to make every visit to PV a rewarding experience. By celebrating the achievements of the UK’s operating companies, we’re on a mission to debunk the idea that vending is retailing’s poor relation.’

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