Explore the spectrum of convenience services: vending to coffee services to micro markets and beyond. Learn about the trends and innovations shaping our industry.

Micro Markets

Serve yourself! Micro markets are unattended retail environments where consumers can engage with products on shelves and in open coolers, allowing them to pick up products, review nutrition information, and more. Consumers use a self-checkout kiosk with a cashless payments system, and pay by credit card, company card or even by thumbprint! Check out the videos below to learn more about micro market trends.

Additional Resources

Micro markets are on the rise, and you can enhance yours with better-for-you products and new technology. Click below for NAMA Show handouts with business-building ideas.

Absolutely Everything Healthy for Your Micro Market (pdf)

Moving Past Markets: Connecting the Campus of the Future (pdf)

Mastering Micro Markets Course

Check out the Mastering Micro Markets course in the NAMA Knowledge Center. This course provides business guidelines and best practices for operators on all aspects of micro markets.

FDA Standards Guidance Document

Guidance for Unattended Food Establishments

Supplement to the 2017 Food Code – Addition of Unattended Retail (pg. 20)