14 Jun Micro-Markets: Key to a Great Break Room
Companies in the Philadelphia area are realizing the benefits of a well-equipped break room. And for mid to large-sized companies, the center of a modernized break room is a well-designed micro-market. Employees with access to micro-markets are more likely to stay on-site during their break, maximizing their time to relax and refuel. This can lead to more energized workers and increased productivity.
A micro-market resembles a small convenience store. It is stocked with a large variety of fresh foods, snacks, and beverages and is also conveniently equipped with a self-serve payment kiosk. Companies that install micro-markets see an increase in their break room usage immediately.
So, what is the easiest way to get a micro-market for your company? Vending service companies like One Source Refreshment have mastered the process, making it simple and hassle-free. They handle the layout & design, equipment recommendations, and food & beverage menus for their clients. They can often complete the installation of a new micro-market in just one day.
When it came to designing the micro-market portion of their new break room, Philadelphia based, e-commerce retailer Turn5 partnered with One Source Refreshment. They installed a micro-market filled with food and beverages that appeal to a wide variety of tastes, including those with special dietary needs. Turn5’s state-of-the-art break room was recently featured on coolbreakrooms.com for its innovative design and unique features.
Turn5 also had the desire to provide a full-service coffee shop in their break room. One Source Refreshment worked with them to make it happen by managing their office coffee service and contracting with a third party to staff the shop with a barista. It is a unique arrangement, but the result is well worth it. Turn5’s coffee shop is well-loved by its employees. Their barista has become a part of their work family and not only knows each employee’s name but how they like their coffee too. Overall, the coffee shop has contributed to a more relaxed and focused start to the workday.
Turn5 is a great example of how a well-designed break room can positively impact corporate culture. They credit their break room with providing a higher level of employee satisfaction and retention. But whether your break room design is small and simplistic or large and elaborate, one thing is clear. Creating an area on-site for employees to offset the pressures of their work day is important. It allows employees to interact with each other in a more personal way and encourages better collaboration. In the end, it is one of the easiest ways to show employees you value their overall well-being at the office.
A micro-market is a key element in the design of a new break room. One Source Refreshment specializes in micro-markets for clients in the Philadelphia area, Lehigh Valley, New Jersey, and Delaware. They provide free consultations and product tastings. To schedule, call 800-549-3190.