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The Psychology Of Pricing: Leverage Perceptions And Pennies To Execute Gentle Increases
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 11, November 2014
Customers must perceive the pricing in vending, micromarkets and foodservice to be fair relative to what they think the price should be for any product. This perception can be based on a variety of factors. (This is the second article in a three-part series)... by Jerry McVety
Author: by Jerry McVety

What Is Your Pricing Strategy? Establish A Product's Cost, Then Apply Fundamental Valuing Methods
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 10, October 2014
Over the years, I have heard of many philosophies on how to price food and beverage products. Throughout my own career in foodservice, I have certainly used a few different pricing approaches. In this article, I begin a three-part pricing series for vending, micromarket and foodservice operators... by Jerry McVety
Author: by Jerry McVety

Fresh Healthy Vending Secures $1.5M To Fund Company-Owned Micromarket Deployment
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 10, October 2014
FHV chief executive Art Budman said the company will begin rolling out its micromarkets in the current quarter...
Author: Emily Jed

Avanti Will Spotlight Countertop Micromarket Kiosk At Atlantic Coast Exhibition
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 10, October 2014
New Executive Countertop Kiosk has a lower initial investment cost, the ability to serve locations with smaller populations and the appeal of a quicker self-checkout experience, according to Avanti Markets...
Author: Tim Sanford

Operators Can Surpass C-Store Quality, Presentation For Micromarket Success
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 9, September 2014
The success and rapid growth of the micromarket concept has prompted an ongoing discussion of whether the self-service facilities should be classified as vending, convenience stores or employee breakrooms. The majority of states and localities are treating micromarkets as retail food establishments... by Jerry McVety
Author: by Jerry McVety



Retail Mindset And Connected Clientele Advance Social And Smarter Micromarkets
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 8, August 2014
An accelerating stream of transaction data is giving micromarket suppliers a wealth of information that's helped them refine merchandising, operational and marketing tactics to help operators maximize profitability. A principal objective is leveraging new technologies that connect operators and their stores to today's mobile consumers. Avanti's Jim Brinton and 365 Retail's Joseph Hessling share their experiences as two of the largest suppliers of micromarkets...
Author: Emily Jed

Microtronic US Expands Micromarket Versatility With Key Ring App
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 9, September 2014
Author: Tim Sanford



ShelfX's Unmanned Convenience Store Makes Grand Opening In Las Vegas Showroom
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 9, September 2014
ShelfX has taken the wraps off its novel micromarket, which uses the "smart-shelf" technology featured in its unattended Vending Fridge...
Author: Emily Jed

Revive Self Checkout Readies Software Upgrade, Brings Micromarket Manufacturing In House
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 8, August 2014
Revive Self Checkout Café is putting the finishing touches on an upgrade to its backend software that will add offline credit card acceptance to its micromarket kiosks, among other enhancements. The two-year-old company has also augmented its support team to maintain its responsive customer service as its base of self-checkout stores continues to grow...
Author: Emily Jed

Smartphones Replace Kiosks At Latest Three Square Micromarkets
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 8, August 2014
Three Square Market is taking a pioneering approach to micromarkets with the deployment of its first two self-checkout stores in which customers' only way to scan their product and pay is by using their smartphones...
Author: Emily Jed

USG Seminars Bring Will Show Operators How To Leverage Rebate Programs And Tools: Sept., Oct. and Nov.
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 8, August 2014
Author: Nick Montano

Five Star Food Service Reports Installation Of Its 300th Micromarket
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 7, July 2014
"This is a huge milestone in the micromarket segment, as well as for our micromarket line of business at Five Star," said Alan Recher, the vending operation's president and chief executive...
Author: Tim Sanford

Fresh Healthy Vending Enters Micromarket Arena With Custom-Built Solution
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 6, June 2014
Author: Emily Jed

Mars Line Extensions Offer Vending Machine And Micromarket Variety
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 6, June 2014
Mars Chocolate North America has added several new twists to its popular chocolate brands. They are now available for vending machines and micromarkets...
Author: Emily Jed

Avanti Markets Readies Micromarket Theft-Control Device
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 5, May 2014
Avanti said it plans to release the antitheft device by the end of the second quarter...
Author: Emily Jed

Breakroom Provisions Will Roll Out Integrated Micromarket Antitheft Feature At Vending Show
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
With small-ticket purchases and tight margins, theft is a major concern among vending operators as self-service micromarkets continue to grow in popularity. Breakroom Provisions will debut its integrated image capture with its antitheft "widget" this week...
Author: Emily Jed

Avanti Launches Micromarket Loyalty Reward Program
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
Author: Emily Jed

Hackney Unveils Truck Body For Prekit Vending And Micromarket Routes
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
VT Hackney's new Express has a vocational body designed for vending machine and micromarket operators who have adopted warehouse prekitting to save time on the route...
Author: Tim Sanford

Streamware's VendMax Micromarket API Makes Commercial Debut
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
The purpose of the API is to allow VendMax vending operator customers who also run micromarkets to integrate the information supplied by their self-checkout markets with the data being collected from vending machines...
Author: Tim Sanford

Little Debbie PB Creme Pies Roll Out For Vending And Micromarkets
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 4, April 2014
Author: Tim Sanford

Suzanne Russell Exits Retirement To Enter Micromarket Field At Revive
Issue: Vol. 54, No. 1, January 2014
Author: Emily Jed

HUMAN Launches 'Healthy' Micromarkets
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 12, December 2013
The self-checkout stores, merchandised with a wholesome array of food, snacks and beverages, have made their debuts in the Los Angeles area at Ogilvy Public Relations and Oakwood Worldwide...
Author: Emily Jed

365 Retail Markets Tests Integrated LightSpeed FastTrack Interface
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2013
The micromarket company plans to conclude the beta test with LightSpeed at the end of October, and to release the final version of the SmartHQ-FastTrack interface to market in November...
Author: Tim Sanford

Do Planograms Benefit Micromarkets? 365 Says They Can
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2013
Location-specific sales analysis is as valuable to micromarket operators as it is to any other retailer, according to 365 Retail Markets. Operators must contend with "an overwhelming amount of information" on consumer preferences, 365 noted...
Author: Tim Sanford

Microtronic US Adds Barcode Card To Micromarket Payment Options
Issue: Vol. 53, No. 11, November 2013
The very wide range of payment choices permits Microtronic operators to enable their customers to use the same payment medium at the location's vending machines and the micromarket...
Author: Tim Sanford

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