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Over the past few years, micro markets have exploded in popularity. Businesses are turning to these miniature convenience stores for lots of reasons, so we wanted to take a closer look into that. To help share this information with you, we took a deep dive into exploring all the ways that micro markets can benefit your business, along with compiling customer data, digestible statistics, and more. Check out our micro market infographic below to see what we found.


What's a Micro Market?

An unmanned retail space much like a miniature convenience store where consumers can use a self-checkout kiosk on items like snacks, beverages, apparel, and more.

Industries Using Micro Markets

  • Hospitality
  • Corporate
  • Healthcare
  • Service Facilities
  • Education
  • Travel
  • Entertainment
  • Convenience/Retail

Benefits of Micro Markets


  • Overall profits
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Assortment of healthy food options
  • Convenience for staff and customers
  • Staff productivity


  • Employee labor
  • Wait time in lines
  • Exposure to COVID and seasonal flus
  • Employee burnout

Installing a Micro Market: Facts & Figures

  • 24/7 Operations —Your micro market can run 24/7 — and so can your profits.
  • 200-300% Higher Sales than typical vending machines.
  • $1.6 Billion... is the expected revenue for micro markets in the next 10 years.
  • Only 7.5 months... time it takes for a ROI. For vending machines, this is around 17 months!

Top Six Micro Market Offerings

Items your customers and staff would like to see:

  • Coffee Selection
  • Grab and Go Offerings
  • Fresh, Healthy Options
  • A Variety of Drinks
  • Apparel Options
  • Toiletries, Medicine, and More

Ready to Start Seeing Your Own Micro Market Success?

Since micro markets are a trend we certainly don't see slowing down anytime soon, we encourage you to reach out to a micro market expert today to get started creating your own.

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