NAMA Micro-Market Conference: Recap and Takeaways
Last week, the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) held its fourth in a series of Micro-Market Operations Seminars across the U.S., at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. This final seminar of the NAMA roadshow sold out, setting an attendance record with respect to its previous micro-market conferences in other locations, which speaks to the growing awareness of and interest in micro-markets that we can expect to see in 2014. The seminar covered all aspects of the quickly growing industry, appealing to operators, suppliers, and micro-market manufacturers.
The two-day seminar included presentations and participation from major U.S. micro-market equipment manufacturers, experienced operators, and product suppliers, and was valuable to those trying to break into the micro-market industry, as well as established micro-market providers like Canteen.
Micro-markets have been growing in national popularity over the past few years, due to their ability to provide a large product variety, with hot and cold beverage, snacks, full meals, and fresh options. Canteen’s Avenue C micro-markets offer up to 200 products in one micro-market location, with fresh, and local products available whenever possible. In addition, our micro-markets offer the widest breadth of build out options based on the size of your location and available space.
Our main takeaway from the seminar is that micro-markets now make up an undeniably integral piece of the future of automatic merchandising. Micro-markets should be on the radar of all vending and office coffee services providers, as the product variety and convenience they offer will be on the minds of consumers across the U.S.
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