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New Micro-Market provides snacks, drinks

Julia Pendley
The new Micro-Market offers self-checkout to students and professors.


The Micro-Market was installed in the A building on the Cartersville campus by Coca-Cola in the late summer, as stated by the Cartersville campus dean, Leslie Johnson. Micro-Markets were also installed at the Floyd, Paulding, and Marietta campuses as well. 

The Micro-Market is a small shopping area with drinks and snacks including a coffee bar and a microwave for the ready-to-eat cold foods that are also sold. 

The market has its own self-checkout that accepts student ID cards, debit and credit cards as well as Apple Pay, Google Pay, etc. It does not accept cash as payment. 

With the Cartersville market located in building A beside the library, students can easily access food and drinks from the market and take it to classes with them. 

“Instead of students having to go out in the freezing cold or pouring rain or scorching hot weather to get to the cafe with only a 15-minute break in between classes, students can easily access the market here,” Johnson said. 

Julia Pendley
The new Micro-Market has a wide selection of snacks, drinks and appliances for ready-to-eat foods.


“I think the new mini-mart has been a great addition to the A building,” Marah Morris, a Cartersville campus student, said. “I’ve purchased many things from there in between classes, during study breaks, and it gives convenient options, so students don’t have to leave campus to get food.”

Morris has also stated that the market has been providing benefits to both students and the campus, but would like to see some changes to the selection.

“Personally I would like to see healthier options provided other than things such as chips, ramen, candies, etc.,” Morris said.

Professor Matthew Cagle has utilized the new market as his classroom is located on the same floor making it a convenient option for him. 

“It’s more convenient for me for sure. The main concerns during the installation of the new market were its convenience for both students and professors, as well as the selection of snacks and drinks it would provide,” Cagle said.

Cagle brought up concerns with stocking and had some suggestions for future improvements.

“I would like to see it more consistently stocked than it is. In terms of what could be more of in there, you could probably put Tylenol, things that are in the bookstore in there.” 

According to Johnson, the idea for the market was brought to light by Auxiliary Services. Auxiliary Services provide students with support services like dining, vending and the bookstore.

The market was installed to provide the college with funding as well as to help students get snacks and drinks more conveniently.


Updated 11/06: The Micro-Market accepts student IDs as payment

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