365 Retail Markets of Troy Brings Cutting Edge Technology To Vending

joey2365 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.”

A Smarter SmartTablet Bundle!

tablitzOur 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!

The New Gen3 Kiosk

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

NAMA OneShow Discount

nama oneIf you’re planning on attending the 2014 NAMA OneShow this year, we’ve got a complimentary VIP exhibitor code which will discount your registration price. When you register, enter “365RETAIL” as your Exhibitor Guest Code to get the discount. If you’re ready to register right now, simply click here and you will be redirected to the registration website with the code already filled out.

Meet our Technology Team

Meet the people behind
365’s Software & Technology

Here at 365, we’ve got an incredibly talented technology team that has been vital in shaping our technology to where it is today. From Development to Project Management and QA, each of our departments play an instrumental role in creating, testing and delivering our products to our customers. We’d love for you to take a moment and get to know each of the team members who work behind-the-scenes and create all of our awesome software.


365 Expands its Organization on the West Coast

Continued growth and customer demand leads 365 Retail Markets to expand its organization on the west coast

365 Retail Markets adds seasoned vending and foodservice professional, Jon Floyd

JonFloydTroy, MI, February 14, 2014 – 365 Retail Markets ( announced today that Jon Floyd has joined their team to provide a new dedicated business development and account management resource for the western half of the United States. Jon Floyd brings a wealth of personal and professional experience, including 15 years managing major national accounts for companies such as Compass Group-Canteen.

“Not only is 365 extremely excited about posting record numbers in 2013, but we’re also excited to welcome such a strong resource as Jon to the 365 team,” said Matt Caston,
365 Retail Markets’ CSO. “We know his expertise in this space will be invaluable to our clients as they continue to deploy MicroMarkets throughout their territories.”

365 Retail Markets Finalizes Series A Funding Led By Plymouth Ventures

SeiresAFunding1365 Retail Markets is excited to announce another successful round of funding led by Ann Arbor-based Plymouth Ventures.

Troy, Michigan, February 11, 2014: 365 Retail Markets, a vending and foodservice technology company, has completed a Series A funding round. This multi-million dollar financing round was led by Plymouth Ventures (Fund II).

As a result of this round, 365 Retail Markets will be able increase their capacity for delivering their award-winning MicroMarket technology, further product development and begin international expansion of their product line. Since its founding, 365 Retail Markets has averaged over 300% annual growth due in part to their strategic partnership with Plymouth.

CES 2014 from the perspective of 365 Retail Markets’ CEO

CES 2014
from the perspective of 365 Retail Markets’ CEO

CES_2014_LogoI recently had the opportunity to attend one of the world’s best playgrounds for a technology fan like myself – the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

CES has been a technology tradition since 1967 and has never been open to the public – industry only.

Speakers such as Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, Cisco CEO John Chambers, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, amongst others, share their vision of the future with 150,000 gamers, fanboys, geeks, freaks and tech industry types from all over the world.