This new year is a special one because it also marks the turn of a brand new decade. Therefore, you may be giving 2020 extra attention when it comes to planning some new years’ resolutions.
We, or rather the Micro Market, can help if any of those pledges stem around your workplace. Maybe you’re looking to increase staff morale. Perhaps you’re looking to make your business more attractive to future employees.
Either way, the Micro Market’s unique and advanced nature in keeping your workforce refreshed means it should at least pique your interest. And that’s before we even get onto the benefits.
What is a Micro Market?
It’s arguably the best way to implement refreshments into your business, particularly if you have a high volume of staff.
Think of it almost as a 24 hour Tesco Express, only one that’s entirely personal to you and your business with your own corporate colours and branding. That means your staff have around the clock access to a wide range of snacks, food and hot and cold drinks. This also makes the Micro Market ideal if your company operates unusual shift patterns.
The Micro Market’s open nature means you can browse at your leisure prior to purchase, checking calorie, ingredient and nutritional information. And when you’re ready to buy, an advanced self-service terminal utilises a cashless payment system that’s quick, secure and effortlessly simple.
How the Micro Market works in three simple steps.
- Make your selection from the wide range of choice on offer in an open-display design.
- Pay using an advanced self-service terminal that’s available to use 24 hours a day. No cash required.
- Enjoy at your desk or in your dedicated break out area.
This may all seem extremely futuristic, and it is, but it’s all set up to feel right at home in your workplace.
Feeling at home with grab-and-go.
The Micro Market is the master of ‘grab-and-go’. And it’s just as well. Grab and go is fast becoming the latest trend in the workplace, simply because employees don’t have time to enjoy a proper break time. They require refreshments at the exact time that suits them.
2019 saw the grab and go market worth over £21 billion worldwide, a steady increase of 3% from the previous year.
And with a huge 1.6 million of British workers taking less than 10 minutes for their lunch break, it’s clear that the grab and go market will continue to grow even further.
The Micro Market makes grabbing a bite to eat or a hot drink straightforward. Items are packaged with just that in mind, and the vast open-sourced nature of the market means queues and delays are minimal. You can’t say the same for a canteen, can you?
But should the desire for convenience outweigh the demand for nutrition? No.
An unhealthy diet can cause irritability and frustration. Conversely, eating healthy can provide more energy and boost productivity, amongst other benefits.
And seeing as the average employee spends over a third of their life at work, it’s vital to intertwine your workplace with any health and wellbeing strategies.
The Micro Market offers a wide range of healthier items, from low sugar drinks to freshly prepared sandwiches, salads, pasta pots and wraps.
So there’s certainly a wide selection when it comes to a nutritious snack or meal.
Varied products leave you spoilt for choice.
And that leads us on nicely to our next point.
We’ve already established that healthy workplace refreshments can improve morale and productivity. So going without or simply “making do” just isn’t an option.
Within the Micro Market, you have ample products for the working day and beyond. Everything from authentic hot drinks courtesy of a premium coffee machine to nutritional hot meals are available in an instant.
Making grab and go that bit more flavoursome.
And more besides in the Micro Market.
Express Refreshments developed the UK’s first Micro Market in 2013, identifying a gap in the market for larger businesses whereby premium and healthy refreshments weren’t easily accessible.
The last six-plus years has seen its popularity grow. And now there’s no question of how many advantages it can bring to your workplace.
The foundations of the Micro Market stem around the wellbeing of the workforce. Whilst it specialises in the convenience of grab and go, it can also be tied into your break out area to help encourage a relaxing break time with colleagues.
This will help increase staff engagement and spark a higher productivity level upon returning to work.
And as an employer, it’s important to work on workplace wellbeing in the hunt for that all-important increased productivity level.
Now the new decade is upon us, contact us today to experience the workplace phenomenon for yourself. Find out how effortless we make the whole process, from identifying your available space to creating a personal Micro Market to suit your requirements.
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