More and more companies are starting to understand the importance of offering their employees food in the workplace. For larger sites in particular, food has traditionally been provided via a workplace canteen. But now there is a better solution. One that’s simple, stylish and also cheaper to enjoy. The Micro Market is the future of the workplace refreshments and lots of workplaces are already choosing this revolutionary new idea in favour of the canteen.
The Micro Market transforms workplace refreshments for the better. Express Refreshments introduced the UK’s very first Micro Market in 2013, allowing British businesses to experience the kind of benefits the USA had been enjoying for years prior.
If you’re looking for a solution to keep your workforce fed and watered throughout the day, here is why you should choose a Micro Market instead of a canteen or traditional catering.
The Micro Market is completely unmanned.
A Micro Market doesn’t need a cashier to function. It doesn’t even need anyone to maintain security. Because the Micro Market is located securely on business premises, it’s away from the general public to simply come in and help themselves to products. Instead, the Micro Market delivers peace of mind through operated CCTV and the trust that exists within your team.
This delivers a variety of benefits. The Micro Market is entirely self-service, which makes it open and available to use 24 hours a day. Ideal if your staff operate outside the traditional 9-5 working hours. And because it is a self-service workplace refreshment solution, you don’t need to employ anyone to man it. This is one reason that makes the Micro Market cost-effective when compared to a workplace canteen or traditional catering.
One final benefit to mention comes in light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic that has affected us all. Naturally, hygiene is now a big concern for us all, if it wasn’t already. The Micro Market’s open, around-the-clock design makes it easy for employees to stagger their break times and maintain social distancing with colleagues. There is no need to come into direct contact with anyone else.
It has recently been revealed that 7.4 million Britons are now living a cashless lifestyle. The safety, security and convenience of cashless payments makes them particularly appealing and COVID-19 is only adding to the argument.
The Micro Market conforms to demand and provides the user with a variety of options including card, mobile and pre-paid cards. The self-service terminals are bespoke to us with software that we have developed ourselves, so they are designed to be simple and easy to use. Just like in your local supermarket, these payment terminals are efficient and reduce wait times, which again helps with social distancing.
Shining a positive light on company culture.
Your workforce are the heartbeat of your company. But studies show they could be unhappy and are demanding more incentives from their employers. 65% of staff suggested they wanted better break out areas and the Micro Market is the best option to boost staff engagement and improve staff wellbeing.
We work with you to deliver a Micro Market that is completely personal to your business. This includes everything from branding and colour scheme right down to the size of your market and the types of products you’re looking to offer. Make no mistake here, the Micro Market is an impressionable refreshment solution that shows you care about the modern day workforce.
Millennials in particular are demanding flexible working facilities and services that cater to their needs. So you’ll be pleased to know the Micro Market supplies a variety of healthier items and makes it easy to “grab-and-go”. You can even subsidise the cost of items if you want to treat your team. Finally, you can enjoy regular perks such as meal deals and special offers, such as buy one product and get a second for free.
The foundations of the Micro Market are built for your team, which in turn helps retain and attract star talent.
A fully managed, cheaper, solution.
Unlike a workplace canteen, the Micro Market is managed solely by one company: ourselves. We work with you for the initial design and then take care of regular maintenance and replenishment. This means you only have to deal with one company coming onto your premises, minimising the hassle and maximising the convenience.
Your Micro Market can be whatever you want it to be. You can everything including fresh food, microwave meals, cold drinks and snacks, and you can even add a coffee machine for delicious fresh bean beverages. All costs are open and transparent right from the very start and the “all-in-one” nature of the market often makes it a cheaper option than alternative solutions.
Contact us about the future of the workplace canteen today!
The Micro Market is still years before it’s time. But many companies are relishing in the benefits today and your business could be next. The flexible, advanced nature of the Micro Market makes it a much better choice than a workplace canteen, so why wait?
To revitalise your workplace and its facilities, contact us today for a zero-obligation discussion into your requirements. We’d be more than happy to help.
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