In the modern world everything is progressing at rapid pace and vending is one of the industry’s that is leading the charge. The Micro Market is an intriguing workplace refreshment solution that conforms to the demands of the next generation.
It’s not for all businesses and you may find a vending machine to be better suited, but a Micro Market is the result of advanced technology that continues to sweep the vending industry. Read on to see if a Micro Market is the best refreshment solution for your business.
Firstly, what is a Micro Market?
A Micro Market is a refreshment hub individually designed for each workplace. This self-service revolution represents the future of the traditional canteen, offering a huge number of benefits that are well suited to the modern world.
Express Refreshments, a branch division of the leading vending firm Coinadrink Limited, has huge experience with Micro Markets, having introduced the first one to the UK in 2013.
It is totally unmanned and offers 24/7 availability to a range of products that far exceeds a vending machine. It really is your very own convenience store that features ongoing offers, promotions and discounts.
We can design and create your market to suit the space you have available. Maintenance and replenishment are also taken care of, with telemetry allowing us to identify stock and common trends through our own bespoke system.
The Micro Market is a fantastic implementation that shines a positive light on company culture, delivering a meaningful perk that enables staff to either grab and go or wind down for a meaningful break time to aid productivity.
Is a Micro Market for me?
Micro Markets are typically well suited to larger sites, though not exclusive to. They are fantastic for serviced offices in particular as they deliver a one-stop solution for all employees.
Situations, particularly cases of high usage, like this means a Micro Market could prove to be the most cost-effective on-site refreshment solution for your business. We tend to find that Facilities Managers and HR Managers find our solution most appealing, often because of this very reason.
A lot of our current markets are sited in remote locations where refreshment provisions off site aren’t easily accessible. Therefore, the Micro Market works well. Because of innovative telemetry that allows us to see stock levels in real time, you will always have your refreshments available.
Far less site visits are needed to keep check on everything with far less maintenance. There is always the opportunity for new products to be added to your menu, too, because of the vast space available compared to vending.
Finally, pre-packaged, self-serve products minimise shared touch points and maximise hygiene.
How will the Micro Market benefit my business?
Your staff are the heartbeat of your business, and a happy employee is a productive employee. By providing more for your staff, you are contributing to a healthier business.
A key component of a productive employee is taking a break, despite what was previously believed. Grabbing a coffee or a bite to eat boots brain power which enables us to recharge and unwind.
With such a huge product range including fresh food, hot drinks and healthier snacks, your staff will always be satisfied. This shows your staff that you care for their wellbeing, something that’s under the spotlight in the current world. A positive working environment will undoubtedly improve staff retention.
As we said above, all products are pre-packaged for maximum hygiene and larger markets can also implement one-way systems.
Compared to a traditional canteen your staff can use the market 24 hours a day and you don’t need to add anyone to the payroll to assume control.