Why Having a Micro Market May Be Beneficial for Your Business

Want to show your appreciation to your employees and give them access to some treats and refreshments at your premises? A micro market may be for you.

A micro market is essentially a miniature convenience store located within your property. Think of it as a cross between a vending machine and a little convenience store or kiosk.

There are a variety of benefits of having a micro market at your business that should lead you to consider implementing one. Here are a few examples of these benefits:

  • Convenience: Micro markets bring in a variety of snack and beverage options to your office, including some healthier options than you’d typically find inside a standard vending machine. People will be able to easily inspect the options available to them before they make their purchase decisions and have all of these options right at their fingertips.
  • Selection: A vending machine is a great way to introduce some snack food to the office, but the selection is limited to what can fit inside the machine. Micro markets have more space and, thus, can provide more options to your workers. This allows for fresh fruits and other healthy options in addition to nonperishable items you’d typically find inside a vending machine. Think wraps, salads, sandwiches, yogurt, milk and protein bars.
  • Fewer service requirements: Vending machines have to be served on a regular basis to ensure they remain fully stocked and functional. These machines can get jammed or stop accepting cash occasionally. These issues are not common with micro markets—employees simply grab the products they want.
  • Staffing flexibility: Some micro markets are staffed with employees who check out the people purchasing items. Others do not require any staffing at all, and workers who take food items simply scan an ID or credit card to pay for their purchase. There’s some flexibility with how you set up these micro markets that makes them appealing to business owners.
  • Energy savings: Micro markets can help you decrease your business’s environmental footprint, because they actually use less energy per year than standard vending machines. This means you’re able to give your employees access to some delicious and nutritious treats while decreasing your carbon footprint.
  • Employee happiness and productivity: Access to a micro market can help improve employee mood and make people feel happier and more comfortable in your office space. Happier, well-fed employees are in turn more likely to be productive and efficient; it’s better for both the business and the worker. In addition, businesses can improve their reputation if they have workers who are happy with the office environment.

These are just a few examples of some of the biggest benefits associated with micro markets. To learn more about the perks of having a micro market on premise at your business, we encourage you to get in touch with the team at VSI Vending & Coffee Services today with any questions you have for us. We look forward to assisting you soon!

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