365 Retail Markets Receives 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” Award

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365 Retail Markets has been recognized as a 2014 “Michigan 50 Company to Watch” – an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

365 Retail Markets, a foodservice technology company, will be honored at an awards ceremony during the tenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event on May 6th, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan.

365 Retail Markets is the industry leader for MicroMarket technology, providing the hardware, software and support needed for their operators to successfully manage their MicroMarkets. A MicroMarket is an unmanned convenience store typically located inside a work environment. Rather than transactions being handled by a cashier, however, users scan items themselves and pay through a self-checkout Kiosk.

Over the past three years, 365 has experienced rapid growth – increasing their market share, creating over 50 Michigan jobs and eclipsing $10 million in annual revenue for 2013.

“We are proud to be a Michigan-based company,” Joe Hessling, Founder & CEO of 365 Retail Markets, said. “Small businesses like 365 and the other awardees are what will continue to grow the Michigan economy and provide jobs for Michigan workers.”

Companies making it into the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list are a remarkable group of second-stage companies defined as having 6 to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue, working capital from investors or grants. These companies form the backbone of Michigan’s economy, representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries. Companies like 365 Retail Markets are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, innovation and sustainable competitive advantage.

Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development and venture capital communities.

About Michigan Celebrates Small Business
Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) remains on the forefront of championing small businesses and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Michigan. The MCSB’s role is to serve as a catalyst for creating an entrepreneurial culture while inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. The mission of MCSB is to honor and recognize Michigan’s small business people and those champions and advocates that support them. MCSB brings together the resources of collaborative partners and supporters so that they may raise the profile of small businesses in Michigan, build a network of entrepreneurial companies, and tell the stories of successful, growing Michigan entrepreneurs.

About Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award Program
The Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award Program is a unique awards program designed to shine the spotlight on second-stage growth companies. Each year, 50 second-stage Michigan companies are selected for the impact they make in their markets, in their communities and in the state. Companies are notable for their marketplace performance, innovation, philanthropy and empowered employees.

About 365 Retail Markets
365 Retail Markets, an expanding self-checkout technology company based in Troy, Michigan, offers the best in class platform for vending, foodservice, and hospitality. Its proprietary 365 MicroMarket is a turnkey unmanned market that allows customers to increase sales, improve the customer experience, and increase profits, while decreasing operating costs. 365 Retail Markets has been pioneering innovation in the vending industry for over 5 years and continues to revolutionize the market with superior technology and ultimate flexibility in customization and branding.

For more information about 365 Retail Markets, visit http://www.365retailmarkets.com. You can also join 365 Retail Markets on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, and LinkedIn.


If you would like more information on this topic, or to schedule an interview with Joseph Hessling, please call Lindsey Burgess at 888-365-7382 x106 or email Lindsey at lindsey(dot)burgess(at)365smartshop(dot)com.

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