Accent Food Services Opens 1,000th Micromarket

Posted On: 10/23/2018

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PFLUGERVILLE, TX -- Accent Food Services is celebrating the milestone of its 1,000th micromarket grand opening. The Pflugerville, TX, vending company opened its first micromarket in Austin, TX, in 2011.
Founded 28 years ago, Accent has grown to be one of the largest privately held operators in the nation, providing full-service vending, micromarkets and coffee/pantry services across Texas, Arizona, Nevada, Maryland, and Washington, DC.
"As an early adopter, the micromarket concept proves to be of great significance. Accent has positioned itself as one of the premier providers in the industry," said Accent president and chief executive Josh Rosenberg. "The scale of our operation has enabled our ability to invest in resources and key relationships that push our approach beyond the norm."
These key areas of scale include Accent's own fresh food commissary, strategic partnerships, such as 7-Eleven, and in-house category management and insights.
"We're in this business to take care of our customers, and with rapidly changing needs and preferences, micromarkets allow us the ability to continually enhance our product offering and engage at a personal level," Rosenberg said.
With 1,000 micromarkets under its belt, Accent said it has seen progress within the micromarket concept over the past seven years. A variety of fresh food options, category expansions (such as protein bars, functional candy, and better-for-you), and technology have all helped drive improved consumer engagement and usage occasions.
Additionally, Accent said lower-cost technology has allowed Accent to reach more points of distribution with this solution. Not only do they utilize their own micromarket data, but the company's strategic partnerships have allowed Accent access to an array of consumer insights. Through various data sources, case studies, and focus groups, Accent says is able to hone in on the "voice of the consumer.'
"By listening to our consumers, it means we truly have crossed over from B2B product supply to a true B2C retail solution, while playing a leading role in the evolution of unattended retail solutions," Rosenberg said. "Our future is strong as technology brings us closer to the point of purchase. We are very well positioned to be a preferred retail offering, due to our proximity, diverse portfolio, consumer understanding, and our direct route distribution capabilities."