People Buy MORE Food in January?

healthy-holidays-650x-1HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

Make sure you are “stocking” (pun intended)  your micro markets correctly this January with these tips and statistics!

  • Top Resolutions are to Lose Weight, Eat Healthier, and Make More Money.
  • 45% of people make resolutions each year.
  • Micro Markets are the perfect solution to keep those resolutions!

Are you capitalizing on these trends? 

What to tell your customers:

  1. Did you know that the average consumer will eat healthier when purchasing from their micro market than from going out to eat?  In fact, our market will list all nutritional information at the touch of a button, leaving no questions unanswered.
  2. Did you know that eating at your work not only save you time and transportation costs but statistically costs less than eating out?
  3. Did you know that having more time to relax during the day can actually benefit goals of weight loss?  Here are the facts.

 

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Happy Resolu-ting???!!!!

 

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Nutrition Information Functionality: In Case You Haven’t Heard!

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HUDSON, Wis. – Nov. 30, 2016 – PRLog — Three Square Market (32M) announced that it will be the first company to provide consumers nutrition information right on the point of sale kiosk.  This new feature will be one of several new features to be released between now and the next NAMA convention in April, 2017.

“With the industry requirements for vending requiring nutrition information to be viewable, we felt it was time to apply technology and be ahead of the regulatory curve and show all nutrition information right on the kiosk for any product” said Patrick McMullan, Chief Operating Officer for 32M.  “This is another industry-first feature that we are certain both our operators and end user clients will be thrilled with.  And this feature will also be available on our jail technology as well, an industry-exclusive in the inmate commissary arena also”.

The 32M nutrition information will be a seamless upgrade for all operators globally.  Current markets will see this feature released this week and all new markets opened in December will automatically have this feature.  “Operators will have to do absolutely nothing for this to appear on their kiosks” added 32M President Curt Giles.  “And when our total caloric consumption feature comes out next year, no one will touch the wellness impact 32M will bring to the marketplace.  With nutrition information requirements and consumer tastes evolving constantly, a 32M customer will always have the latest information with a scan of the product”.

2016 has been an outstanding year for 32M.  Not only has the company doubled in size, 32M also successfully launched a fixture division of their company that has made significant growth in less than 6 months.  Plus, 32M has also launched a full-service initiative where they become the warehouse for the market operator supplying literally everything that goes in to the store including coolers, fixtures, beverages, dry goods and more.  “We are a one-stop shop where an operator could literally be virtual – they would have no overhead whatsoever” added Mr. Giles.

Three Square Market operates locations in the United States, Canada, Europe, Saudi Arabia, Australia and New Zealand.  New markets will be opening soon in additional countries.  32M is a subsidiary of TW Companies which also owns corrections technology leader TurnKey Corrections (TKC) and TurnKey Correctional Supply.  In addition to breakroom solutions, 32M is providing self checkout technology now in other industries.  32M manufactures all of their own kiosks and fixtures at their headquarters.  32M and TKC will be moving in to their state of the art new headquarters in River Falls, WI in December, 2016 also.  “Our new headquarters will house our next era of growth and provide a new level of service to our clients” added Mr. McMullan.  “There isn’t anything in our new building that won’t be first class in every aspect”.

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Your Food Choice, Influence Your Workplace Success

An Article We Love!  This article breaks down the importance of eating healthy and often to maintain your “edge” in the workplace.  BUT, think about it from the employer’s perspective … wouldn’t you want to ensure these healthy and plentiful choices were available right in your building?  Exactly! That’s why micro markets are here to stay! 

“Likewise, employers should encourage their staff members to refuel with a snack and take time to eat a healthy lunch. Employers should set an example of what healthy “brain” food looks like. Instead of bringing donuts or pizza to a staff meeting, the menu should include fruits, vegetables and nuts.

This will not only help improve the health of your staff, it may just boost your bottom line as well.”

Your Food Choices Ultimately Influence Your WorkPlace Success

Article from Entrepreneur.com
Contributor: Matt Mayberry

OCTOBER 23, 2015

We rarely associate our meals with workplace performance, but science is now telling us that what we eat has a significant impact. What you have for lunch can make a meaningful difference in your cognitive performance, energy levels and critical decision-making ability. Your food choices ultimately influence your workplace success.

Being properly fueled allows you to get the most out of your day and stay present through long meetings and stressful situations. Presentations in the boardroom, high-stress negotiations and client interactions require fierce concentration and brain power. Food helps fuel electrical impulses for learning, memory and other cognitive tasks.

Diets filled with energy drinks, fast food and sugar negatively affects your mood, learning and memory, whereas diets filled with fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds can enhance your concentration and outlook.

 

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Plan your nutrition.

Staying alert on an empty stomach is difficult. It is imperative to plan your fuel intake throughout the day. Planning your meals and snacks in advance can take your work performance to the next level — especially if your life is filled with meetings and deadlines.

Decide what you are going to eat before lunchtime arrives. This leads to balanced, smart nutritional choices, rather than a trip to the vending machine or candy bowl.

Keep your snacks or “fuel supply” readily available throughout the day so you have options that are nutritious and provide consistent energy boosts every few hours rather than eating one big meal at lunch time. Healthy snacking is the key to maintaining peak energy levels and boosting brain power.

Your health should be a top priority. By taking care of yourself, you are better equipped to do your job. You should take a break to replenish your body when needed, which is why having your fuel supply nearby, readily available and freshly supplied every day of the week is so important.

Food affects your brain.

If you’re seeking an edge to achieve maximum performance, intelligent food choices are key. To function at your highest performance, your mind needs nutrient-rich and low glycemic foods. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and foods with B vitamins, antioxidants and essential fats.

The brain relies on glucose as its primary fuel, according to numerous studies on glucose enhancement of human memory. Increases in circulating blood glucose can actually facilitate cognitive functioning. This phenomenon has been dubbed the “glucose memory facilitation effect,” according to a 2011 study in the journal Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews.

Spikes in blood sugar affect your brain and productivity. When food breaks down in our systems it converts to glucose. Having a steady glucose level in your body equates to better focus. You should avoid processed carbohydrates and refined sugars that will cause your blood glucose and concentration levels to spike.

Healthy snacks including fruit, nuts, seeds, vegetables and protein bars will maintain your glucose at an optimum level. Eating quality protein and fats within each meal also help stabilize your blood glucose levels.

Eating disorders: a hidden danger lurking in Corporate America.

Eating disorders are more prevalent in the business world than many people realize. For many people in corporate jobs, skipping lunch is now the norm.

“Patients with eating disorders have the highest cortisol level in their systems, which means they carry an enormous amount of stress in their bodies,” says Dena Cabrera, PsyD, clinical director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders in Arizona. “They have a high rate of anxiety, perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive disorder.”

High-pressure jobs and executive positions often come with long hours and a large amount of responsibility. Placing a person prone to anxiety in that type of environment is the perfect storm for an eating disorder to be triggered, Cabrera says.

People miss the signs because they don’t expect adults to have an eating disorder. In the United States, about 30 million men and women suffer from an eating disorder, meaning the person is so preoccupied with food that he or she cannot focus on other things — including work.

Unfortunately, the pressure to perform at work leaves little time for self-care, which means that many individuals don’t seek help, Cabrera says.

“There is incredible stigma and shame associated with admitting or exposing mental-health problems, especially for someone with authority,” she says.

Treatment for eating disorders is widely available and successful when the disease is dealt with quickly. Facilities such as Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders have proven recovery models to help patients. There are signs to look for that a co-worker, employee or friend may be suffering from an eating disorder, including mood changes, significant changes in weight, eating very little or an enormous amount of food, changes in job performance and compulsivity on eating healthy or exercising, Cabrera says.

Focusing on nutrition should not be an afterthought.

The link between eating healthy and job performance is undeniable. People need to make their health and nutritional choices a priority in the workplace. In turn, they will be able function at the top of their game.

Likewise, employers should encourage their staff members to refuel with a snack and take time to eat a healthy lunch. Employers should set an example of what healthy “brain” food looks like. Instead of bringing donuts or pizza to a staff meeting, the menu should include fruits, vegetables and nuts.

This will not only help improve the health of your staff, it may just boost your bottom line as well.

The Sweetest Bang For Your Buck

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Okay, okay! I know we typically promote healthy food items in your market, but hear us out. Everybody’s got a sweet tooth! And everybody deserves to indulge every once in awhile. So why not satisfy their sweet tooth while earning a sweet deal yourself? It’s a win-win.

Our Snack Time candies come in ~4oz. bags and 100 bags per case. You purchase an entire case for just $72.95. With MSRPs of $1.79 each, (time to do a little math) you’re earning a profit margin over 100%! Told you it’s a sweet deal.

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We currently have seven varieties available including: Starbursts, Jolly Ranchers, Butterscotch Buttons, Atomic Fireballs, Starlight Mints, Root Beer Barrels, and Lemon Heads.

Now, make like Tom Haverford and …

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Cyber Monday’s Gone But Our Bundles Are Here To Stay!

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Hopefully you were able to take advantage of our Cyber Monday/s Bundle Deal this year. If not, don’t worry … we’ve still got you covered! Our Bundles aren’t going anywhere. In fact, they are changing the face of micro markets!

What’s The Big Deal?

The big deal is this: You get a complete market solution in just one click. We’ve taken everything you need to run a successful market, tied it all together, and added a bow! … Okay, we didn’t literally add a bow, but we’re guessing the unmatched prices will make up for it. Think about it – Where else are you able to purchase kiosks, coolers, merchandisers, signage AND product (a.k.a. an entire operating market) for under $7,000??

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The Junior Executive Bundle: $6,895.00

Not Big Enough For You?

We’re one step ahead. The bundles are designed for market growth. Each merchandiser is cut with expansion holes on either side to easily connect additional merchandisers if you should choose to do so, either in the future or right now! Simply build the next merchandiser and connect it to the existing one.

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What Do You Get?

Depending on your market needs, choose either an original Bundle or a Mini Bundle:

  • Each Mini Bundle includes: a 2ft SlatWall Merchandiser + Tabletop with signage, either a Junior Executive (with the option to customize) or Express LITE Kiosk, and your choice of the Candy, Power Tower, or Drug Store Bonus.
  • The original Bundle includes everything listed in the Mini Bundle PLUS a Cooler and Cooler Surround Merchandiser with signage.
The Bonuses:
  • The Candy Bonus includes five cases (100 bags each) of Snack Time Candies.
  • The Power Tower Bonus includes a Power Tower supply and 10 Power Banks.
  • The Drug Store Bonus includes a 228 piece Lil’ Drug Store display.

Can’t Wait Any Longer?

Click below to see for yourself!

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In Your Face … Nutritional Facts

Maybe you saw our press release?!

Another industry-first feature under our belt, check out our newest add-on, Nutritional Fact information displaying directly on the kiosk.  nutrition-2

This new feature is just one of many new features to be released between now and the NAMA OneShow in April 2017. With industry requirements moving towards complete transparency regarding nutritional information, Three Square Market pushed the envelope to apply this advancement well before regulatory demand.  The addition of a Calorie Consumption feature, to be added in 2017, the wellness initiative options with 32M are top notch.
The 32M nutrition information will be a seamless upgrade for all operators globally, going out in the latest software update.  New markets opened in December will see this advancement from day one.
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Have questions? Want to learn more? 32Market.com