If you have followed our blog in the past, you are probably well aware of the obvious benefits of micro markets for employers. Since micro markets offer options for fresh meals like salads and sandwiches, and snacks like fruits, vegetables, yogurt and more, the nutritional benefits to your employees are clear. These mini markets increase your staff’s enjoyment and productivity, by helping them to eat better and avoid wasting time to leave your office and find food elsewhere.
The benefits of micro markets to employers go beyond the profit to your employees. Micro Markets from Tassi Vending are easy for employers to set up and operate, and are customized to your space and the nutritional tastes of your staff. There’s no cost to your company, and meanwhile, your employees are happier with the higher quality, fresher products.
Micro Markets also conform to many of the legal changes that affect the vending and snack food industry recently.
For instance, a new FDA ruling will require most vending machines to prominently display calorie counts by the end of 2016. This rule will apply to vending machine companies with 20-plus machines under their operation. Since micro markets display food items out in the open for customers to choose from (much like a grocery store), they can already easily access the nutritional information for each item.
Lawmakers throughout the country are also calling for more healthy options in vending machines. In Illinois, for example, a recent resolution asked for a minimum of three healthy options (220 calories or less) for every 10 items in the vending machine. Since micro markets are almost always stocked with fresh foods that have higher nutritional value (fruits, salads, yogurt, sandwiches, etc.), these forms of vending services support healthier snacking.
For more information about micro markets and vending options from Tassi Vending, please contact us!