With the rapid growth and success of the Micro Market concept, there seems to be an ongoing discussion of whether Micro Markets are classified as vending, convenience stores, or employee break rooms. The majority of states and localities are treating Micro Markets as retail food establishments.
Micro Markets are not convenience stores and should not be made to look like one. Micro Markets are more limited and focused on a select group of consumers, offering a wide range of "better for you" products, particularly in the fresh fruit and food categories. Selling the same sandwiches, salads and other fresh products that are sold in C-stores may be a mistake that could lead to lower sales and customer satisfaction. Food manufacturers are urged to assess what they produce and sell to Micro Market operators and use this channel to promote their highest quality products, allowing for greater profit margins. Read more.
Micro Market Professional Certificate Program
Have you read Mastering Micro Markets? Are you ready to become a Micro Market Professional? Take the examination to prove your expertise and earn NAMA’s "Micro Market Professional" Certificate.
Earning the Micro Market Professional certificate shows proficiency in important aspects of micro markets such as merchandising, inventory management, payment technologies, customer engagement, and best practices. You must successfully pass the 50 question exam in order to earn your certificate.
Certificate holders will be entitled to discounts from Micro Market supplier companies that will more than offset the price of the exam. Participating suppliers are listed below:
365 Retail Markets, Avanti Markets, Breakroom Provisions, Cantaloupe Systems, Gimme, LightSpeed Automation, Microtronics, Moblico, Nayax, OptConnect, ParLevel Systems,Tech2Success,Three Square Markets,USA Technologies, Vendors Exchange, We Are DMN, Yoke
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