Ian Reynolds-Young

MicroMarket Microscope Seven: PicoMarket – Revamping the Typical Office Vending Machine

MicroMarket Microscope Seven 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.



PicoMarket – Revamping The Typical Office Vending Machine (Planet Vending)

Insufficient space for a ‘traditional’ MicroMarket? Then PicoMarket, a solution that opens up the convenience of MicroMarkets to smaller businesses occupying smaller spaces, might be the solution that you’re looking for. It’ll ve launched in Europe in Q3, but you can get the heads up in an exclusive interview with John Chidiac , President of 365 International, HERE.

FOODIE’S From Selecta Says ‘Hola!’ To Spain At Banco Santander (Planet Vending)

FOODIE’s, Selecta’s award-winning MicroMarket workplace solution, has landed in Spain. The first two FOODIE’S outlets have been opened at the headquarters of Banco Santander, in Madrid’s financial district, bringing its exclusive and innovative self-service offer to the bank’s employees. Disfruta tu almuerzo, HERE

What the New Decade with 365 Means for YOU (365 Retail Markets)

MicroMarket Microscope Seven: Here’s some insider information that will set the tone for the rest of your year. Get ready for some exciting news and big announcements from 365! You thought in previous years 365 rocked the industry with convenience technologies and partnerships, well you’re in for a huge surprise this decade. Hold on to your seats, partners… And click HERE

Micro-Markets Multiply As Destination For Convenient, Better-For-You Options With Higher Margins (Food Navigator)

MicroMarket Microscope Seven: Unmanned micro-markets that blend the convenience of a vending machine with the fresh, healthy selection more typically found in the prepared section of a grocery store or a quick service restaurant “are the wave of the future,” according to an executive with the National Automatic Merchandising Association. Read it HERE

Pardon the Disruption: Micro Markets Could Be A huge Opportunity For Grocers (Grocery Dive)

With pretty much all of the prime grocery real estate in the U.S. claimed and consolidation too costly for many operators, micro markets also offer a cost-effective way for grocers of all sizes to grow their footprint. Who’ll be the first in Europe to plough this furrow? See if it suits you, HERE

365 Retail Markets Preps For A Busy Year of Innovation and Expansion (Vending Market Watch)

It’s the start of a new decade, and operators in the convenience services industry have more tools than ever to efficiently run their businesses. With increasing competition from convenience stores, automated grocery stores and delivery services, successful operators have to do more than simply meet their clients’ needs — they must exceed them. Check HERE

It’s A New Decade! (365 Retail Markets)

MicroMarket Microscope Seven: Be sure to note these trending self-service technologies that will bring you great opportunities and success in the coming years. Now watch the video!

AVA’s Educational Networking Day Will Take Place On The Eve Of Vendex Midlands (Planet Vending)

The Milton Keynes AVA Futures meeting, sponsored by 365 Retail Markets, will help delegates understand the role of alternative payment solutions. It’s open to all, and free for AVA members. More, HERE


That’s all from MicroMarket Microscope Seven. 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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