Nearly 1 year after introducing their Gen3 Kiosk to MicroMarket operators across the country, industry leader 365 Retail Markets is proud to announce the unveiling of their newest Kiosk – the Gen3c. This is the fourth installment of their product line and highlights the industry shift towards smaller, more mobile hardware while maintaining a robust set of features.
“We feel that it’s a game changer.” 365 Retail Markets’ CEO Joe Hessling said of the new Kiosk. “Over the past year, our customers have pushed us to pack all of our features into a smaller, more mobile Kiosk. With the Gen3c, we’re doing just that – giving our customers our most versatile model to date.”
Bachtelle and Associates, a national consulting firm focused on driving sales in the foodservice industry, has released their 2013 MicroMarket Channel Census – an annual report on the growth and performance of MicroMarkets. The data was based on results provided by major MicroMarket suppliers and represents year-end 2012 & 2013 sales, as well as projections for 2014.
- Year-end 2012 kiosk install base equaled 2,724
- 2013 kiosk installations equaled 2,950
- 2013 kiosk removals equaled 248
- Year-end 2013 install base equaled 5,426
- 2013 net kiosk installation growth equaled 2,702, or 99.2 percent
- Multiple kiosk micro markets was 243 (4.7 percent)
- Average kiosks/multiple market was 2.1
Read the full article here.
We stumbled across a very interesting infographic the other day from a blog produced by Austin, Texas-based Sparefoot – a tech startup focused on disrupting the self-storage marketplace. They sourced from a large number of well-respected publications (CNN, Wired and Mashable to name a few) in an effort to determine eight of the up-and-coming tech hubs across America.
365 Retail Markets is at the 2014 NAMA OneShow this week! We’re super excited to be a part of the biggest foodservice show of the year and our brand new technology is already on its way to the show floor. Beginning April 8th, members of the 365 team will begin making the trip from our home base in Detroit, Michigan to the McCormick Center in Chicago, Illinois. Our team will be there for the remainder of the week, meeting with MicroMarket users, operators and enthusiasts who share in our passion for the technology we deliver.
While we’ve known about it for the past few weeks, we are now excited to publicly announce that we have been selected as one of the recipients for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award by Michigan Celebrates Small Business!
365 was recently featured in The Oakland Press with an article on Joe Hessling, Founder & CEO, and how 365 evolved from a company out of a garage into the industry-leader for MicroMarket technology. Read below for the full article:
Basically, Joe Hessling wants to make your break room a fun place to be with high tech vending machines loaded with high quality and great tasting snacks, sandwiches and other food items. He was born into the business as both his grandfather and father worked in the food business. Hessling joined his dad in his food-distributing network at the age of 16. Now at 43 he’s the CEO of Troy-based 365 Retail Markets.
“Following high school I went directly into it but got out in 1999 and started a restaurant which turned into a food management business,” Hessling said. “That’s where I realized the need for the type of thing we do now. It’s been a long road.”
Our SmartTablet Bundle just got smarter! In addition to the all-new Gen3 Kiosk, we’ve also made some upgrades to our SmartTablet. The previous model of the tablet has been retired, and a slimmer, faster model has taken its place. The design is so much slimmer due in part to the fact that the USB port for the barcode scanner has been eliminated entirely and a replaced with a Micro-USB port which allows the scanner to communicate with the tablet via the included adapter.
As always, we have included the award-winning Otterbase hand strap to make your inventories a comfortable experience. Best of all, the price stays the same! You’ll receive the same great SmartTablet bundle – now faster. Place your order now in our MicroMarket Supply Store!
Here at 365, we pride ourselves in continual innovation and in delivering the best possible MicroMarket experience to our operators. As an extension of our commitment, we are proud to announce that the Gen3 Kiosk will be shipped with over 20 new, highly anticipated features that were not available on previous kiosk models. Some of the most exciting features include:
- Bilingual capability
- Enhanced User Portal
- Email / SMS paperless receipt options
- New SmartHQ Beta Reports
- Updated Kiosk Interface
Over the past few weeks, we’ve introduced our Support Team and our Technology Team. This time around, we’d love for you to get to know our amazing Sales Team. From explaining our latest promotional offer to financing and kiosk options, these are the individuals who help serve our customers and match them with the right products to fit their needs.