Following on from Coinadrink’s recent article detailing how vending could help pave the way for a safer workplace both now and in a post-COVID environment, we at Express Refreshments wanted to detail how the advanced and hygienic Micro Market will also have a key role to play.
Your Micro Market is regarded as the revolution in workplace refreshments. It’s unlike anything ever seen before and is still way ahead of its time. There are plenty of reasons why your market is already promoting a safer, more hygienic workplace. And the list of reasons may just continue to grow moving forward.
If there is one good thing to come out of 2020, it’s emphasising the long-standing importance of hygiene. Perhaps more specifically, the importance of using hygienic facilities housed within a clean, hygienic workplace.
We all know that we need to maintain good personal hygiene, including washing our hands, as a way to fight the COVID-19 virus. But keeping our workplace clean maybe doesn’t receive quite as much attention. This is a grave error, considering we will spend an average of 90,000 hours of our lives at work.
Even prior to this pandemic, Express Refreshments has always understood the importance of hygienic workplace facilities. Take our food hygiene standards, which go above and beyond to deliver our highly regarded fresh food service to the Micro Market.
But the advanced characteristics of the market can also promote a safer working environment, even if this in an indirect benefit.
For example, the open-plan design makes it easy for you to social distance with colleagues. Whilst the 24-hour availability takes this even further, as it’s simple to stagger your break times accordingly.
Then there’s the self-service cashless payment terminal, which eliminates the need to come into contact with the germs that lie on coins and notes.
And as the world looks set to change forever in a post-COVID world, your Micro Market may just become even more convenient and deliver even more reassurance.
How the Micro Market can be the go-to solution in a post-COVID world.
It’s forecast that one of the industries that will have to adapt the most is retail. This is because the lively nature of shopping centres and the high street could become a hotbed for the virus.
The Micro Market is already keeping your workforce on site with a collection of refreshments including healthy meals, snacks and cold drinks. You may also have a coffee machine intertwined with yours, which provides fresh bean coffee on site.
But whilst the market is a great solution for your business, who’s to say it won’t become even more convenient in the future? At the moment, your Micro Market supplies fresh food, snacks, confectionery, cold drinks and more, but the convenience store-like design can indeed offer more niche products if we see a demand.
We’re not saying we can stock all items but moving forward there is potentially room for new products to be added.
Having everything you need available on site won’t just be convenient. It’s reassuring, too, which is an emotion we’re sure nobody will ever underestimate again.
The Micro Market delivers another benefit. The opportunity to push flexible working. This is something that all communities will see a rise in moving forward, as a way to reduce the number of staff on site at any one time.
As we get more accustomed to flexible ways of working, it is also likely that core office hours and designated breaks will be a thing of the past, to enable employees to maintain the autonomy they have got used to while working remotely. With this in mind, it is important to implement workplace catering solutions which can keep up and your Micro Market is an accessible and progressive option for workplaces in a post-COVID world.