News & Insights2021-07-29T10:39:47-07:00

iDEAL Hospitality Partners Group Announces New Partnership with GrabScanGo

Raleigh, N.C. and Cerritos, Calif., June 20, 2022 – iDEAL Hospitality Partners Group announces a new partnership with GrabScanGo to generate revenue by bringing hotels guest-friendly retail marketplaces that require no labor or financial cost on the part of the hotel. In the current tight labor environment, iDEAL acknowledges that hotels are seeking streamlined approaches to revenue generation without trying to become experts in non-core areas of the hotel operation. To maximize productivity, hotels are turning to outsourced professionals to [...]

7 Ways Your Office Will Benefit from a Micro-Market

Your employees work hard each day to deliver results for your company. So, why not show them some appreciation by letting them know that their wellbeing matters? If you want to keep your employees healthy and happy, now couldn't be a better time to introduce an office micro-market. If you're not sure what this is, then both you and your staff are missing out. Here's a rundown on seven ways your office will benefit from a micro-market this year and [...]

5 Must-Have Marketing Items for Your Micro-Market Business

Vending and micro-market operators that properly manage and market their businesses have a much higher growth rate and chance of success than those that don't. Out of all the things we have seen operators do, we have narrowed down the top 5 things that we believe all vending and micro-market operators need to have in their marketing arsenal to be successful in the long term. 1. Location Management - Get Found How many times have you been hungry and pulled [...]

Everything You Need to Know about Micro-Markets

Don't you hate when vending machines don't work? You shake and punch the machine, but it eats your money, and you get nothing in return. This is not to mention the fact that you didn't want the old bag of chips in the back, but you were so hungry that you paid for them anyway. Now you have no money and no chips. There's got to be a better way. Lucky for you, there is. That better option is micro-markets, [...]

9 Steps to Start a Micro-Market Business

Vending machines are rapidly disappearing from offices, and micro-markets are taking their place. A micro-market is essentially a mini convenience store in an office break room, and carries a much larger selection of food and beverage products than a vending machine, including many fresh and healthy options. And the products are attractively merchandised to make the micro-market more inviting to shoppers. Studies have shown that a break room with a micro-market significantly improves employee productivity and morale. Now [...]

Bob Tullio’s Product Perspective: GrabScanGo – VendingMarketWatch

GrabScanGo offers operators a visionary solution The product: GrabScanGo – A Bluetooth, beacon based micro market app.  Long before the pandemic, Steve Closser, co-founder of Translucent, the industry’s leading micro market consultant, had been urging many of his operator clients to utilize micro market apps. “Apps are the future, they save operators money and apps make it possible to service smaller locations,” said Closser in a 2019 interview. “Unfortunately, many operators are stuck on the idea that a micro market needs to [...]

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