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water cooolers
There are two types of office water coolers that you are most likely to find in a workplace. One option is bottled water coolers that have an integrated refillable water tank; since the boom of plastics in the 80’s the water bottled coolers have been the classic norm. The water bottle is fixed directly to the unit and must be replaced when empty. This can create logistical management issues and ultimately increase costs. The other option is…
Big data
For the last 2 decades the use of technology and its impact have been a popular discussion at industry networking events and conferences around the world. This year’s AVEX operator’s summit was no different. A segment of the issues and topics that were presented and consequently discussed included a dedicated section on technology. What is the tech of the future? How will it impact us? How can we use it and what, if anything…
Staff Productivity
MicroMarkets have a number of characteristics that present many benefits to the client and their staff. But can MicroMarkets increase staff productivity? Staples commissioned a large survey to understand what would improve an employee’s working day and thus increase staff productivity. Interestingly the top priority for addressing staff happiness and productivity is having a kitchen or breakroom stocked with coffee and snacks that have a nutritious and reenergizing value. Typically we would recommend…
MicroMarkets what will the future of work look like
How MicroMarkets are part of a larger global trend. Our last blog discussed the benefits of MicroMarkets. It touched on a list of benefits that are typically derived from innovation from use of self-service remote technologies, which according to transparancey market research is driven by a need provide satisfactory and convenient services with reduced costs in retail industries. We discussed the catering industry and its saturated, competitive nature and how innovation has been driven by…
MicroMarket
MicroMarkets are set to challenge traditional commercial catering solutions. Staff canteens currently operate in saturated markets with tight margins and already struggle to provide a solution that meets all the needs of the client, from efficient space management and opening times to freedom of choice and providing a environment that is perceived positively by staff. So what are the benefits of a MicroMarket? Firstly what is a MicroMarket? Put simply a MicroMarket is an unattended self-service cafe…
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Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages on this planet. Read on and you will discover some of the weird and wacky coffee facts about this timeless drink. Also known as Black Ivory coffee. It supposedly gives the beans an incredible flavor, but the limited…
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