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Micro markets Are Changing Food Service Delivery in the Workplace

 

Micro markets are dominating and replacing the traditional breakrooms and snacking options in the work-place. The technology used to make the micro markets makes it easy for individuals to purchase food and beverages at their own time and need. They are versatile for both providers and employees.

What are micro markets?

A retail shop without an operational staff where people purchase food and beverages is a micro market. It offers a wide variety of healthy and fresh items. The items operator restocks the items regularly and the set-up is customized in terms for the shape and size of the breakroom. Employers are incorporating these vending-type offerings because it allows their employees to gain a wider selection of healthy food options without having to leave the office. It also allows employees to eat that their own schedule, rather than allotted lunch or dinner times.

A local operator manages the micro-market to ensure regular restocking of foods and beverages. The equipment has a refrigerated case to ensure foods such as a sandwich, vegetables, fruits, and other perishable items are kept fresh and healthy. Micro-markets also stock dry foods such as frozen treats and energy bars. You can also find specialty coffees in these machines.

How micro markets work?

A micro-market has a self-checkout kiosk where customers pick the item they want and then pay for the goods. The only things you need for this unit to operate are space, internet connection, and electricity. The machine is convenient in terms of payment because employees can pay through multiple options; fingerprint readers, credit debit cards, or cash. An employer can consider giving his employees a food stipend account, an incentive program to access it from the kiosk. They can also consider payroll deduction for micro markets. Micro-markets payment options are safe and secure since they go through a stable network.

Installation

When it comes to installing and maintaining micro-markets, a food service company installs, maintains and stocks the equipment. The company provides a local food and beverage operator to ensure the setup and the restocking. Micro markets are a fundamental unit for employees as it is easy to navigate and find meals and snacks in between work.

 

An employer who chooses to install a micro-market in a business environment enjoys various benefits from employees, including improved productivity and efficiency in the company. The micro market operator also provides you with the latest technology and a support system to ensure your micro markets operate successfully.

Mobile App support

Some micro-markets service providers have mobile apps for easy transactions in a micro-market. Using the application means you don't have to touch the micro-market kiosk or do any transactions. You only need to screen items from your device. To purchase foods and beverages using the mobile app, register for a market card account, add an existing market card and make a contactless purchase.

Micro markets Versatility

Micro markets are installed by an operator in various places for people to stay onsite. Some of the most popular locations you will find micro markets include workplace breakrooms, college and campus dining, hospitals, medical buildings, and hotel foodservice.

Benefits of micro markets over vending machines

Vending machines have limited options than micro-market. A micro market allows a customer to read labels, choose various healthy and fresh items, and touch products. Clients appreciate the employees' benefits and the line of products they can select from a micro-market.
Partnering with micro markets service providers

Many markets are offering micro-market services in the industry. We are a qualified company with over ten years of experience, and you can be assured our partnership will yield you many benefits. We provide a variety of options to ensure they blend with employer and employee needs.

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