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Micro Market - deli cafe
This article explores some USP’S of a micro market over a traditional canteen set-up by focusing on three important factors; PROCESS, STAFFING AND TIME. There are multiple variables that go into the decision-making process to pick vendors, including prices, services, features and integrations. With the advancements in technology and quest for efficiency, In the near future, we envisage one of the key decisions for a company looking for a catering solution for their staff, is to…
2018 Sugar Tax on Fizzy Drinks
As the UK’s population becomes more aware of their health and the effect that diets have on our wellbeing, the government are listening and tighter regulations are beginning to roll in. In March 2016, the government announced that from April 2018, a tax on sugary soft drinks would be introduced. Chancellors applauded this movement as a step in the right direction towards tackling the rise in obesity and cases of type 2 diabetes…
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…
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