Troy, Michigan—As a 2014 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award recipient, 365 is committed to the growth and success of our clients. This year, our client, Five Star Food Service opened its 300th MicroMarket, making it one of the nation’s first independent operators to surpass that threshold. Since installing its first MicroMarket in January 2011, Five Star has expanded the concept throughout Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. “To actively install 300 MicroMarkets in less than a 3-year period, Five Star had to partner with a MicroMarket company that can keep up with our demanding operational pace,” said Mark Stephanos, Vice President of MicroMarkets, Five Star Food Service in Chattanooga, Tennessee. “The 365 group aligns well with our MicroMarket business strategy. They are far advanced in their technology development. Their superior customer support team and professional leadership are outstanding to work with.” 365 Retail Markets is proud to be apart of Five Star’s expansion and we are pressing forward on our own goals. 365 is a leading MicroMarket provider, in addition to our growing presence on the West Coast, we are expanding internationally. Our company has grown 1800% from 2010-2013. Our goal is to have 365 MicroMarkets in 25,000 locations by placing our stylish, cost-effective and customer-friendly MicroMarkets in businesses, hospitals, hotels, colleges and universities world-wide. About Five Star Food Service Five Star Food Service specializes in full-service vending, MicroMarkets, office coffee and corporate dining. For more information on Five Star Food Service, the MicroMarket concept, or other service offerings visit www.fivestar-food.com. About 365 Retail Markets 365 Retail Markets is a fast growing vending, foodservice and MicroMarket technology provider based in Troy, Michigan. Their best-in-class self-checkout and vending payment systems have been adopted by many of the leaders in the industry. Its proprietary, 365 MicroMarket, is a turnkey unmanned market that allows customers to increase sales, improve the customer experience, and increase profits, while decreasing operating costs. 365 Retail Markets has been pioneering innovation in the vending industry for over 5 years and continues to revolutionize the market with superior technology and ultimate flexibility in customization and branding
Rip van Wafels' story began in 2006 as the brainchild of Rip Pruisken with the mission to empower people to take short breaks. Short breaks are important because they're proven to give you mental clarity, make you more productive and positive. Since coffee/tea breaks are pretty much universal, Rip van Wafels developed a product that enhances the coffee break. They make syrup filled waffle cookies inspired by the ones from Amsterdam and called them "Amsterdam Wafels" or simply "Rip van Wafels". Learn more about the wafel/coffee ritual on their site here. Core to Rip van Wafels’ product philosophy is delivering on both taste and health. Their product contains only 150 calories and 8g of sugar and hence is a much healthier alternative than a muffin or a scone and hence makes for a perfect little in between snack by the coffee bar at offices. Rip Pruisken came up with the idea to make this product when he was in college in the US. Originally from Amsterdam, Rip grew up eating them as a kid. Over the last 4 years the company has expanded their operation from Rip’s college dorm room to their headquarters in San Francisco, California. Now companies such as Google, Twitter and Yelp stock Rip van Wafels by their coffee bars.
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Brad Bachetelle, Vending Market WatchManaging product variety is a major merchandising challenge with micro markets. The open shelf environment removes all of the traditional product constraints associated with vending merchandising, and therefore presents a completely different set of challenges associated with product selection and shelf placement. Operator questions continually arise as to how to merchandise and planogram micro markets. What are the difficulties in creating a planogram for a micro market? How do I assign shelf space to new products when I still have older products that haven’t sold? How often should I change my market planogram? Should I have visible prices? Read more here