27 Apr Micro-market vs Pantry Service
Not sure whether to go with a micro-market or pantry service? It can be hard to decide because, at first glance, they seem relatively similar. You’re in luck because today, we’re doing a deep dive into each service so you can fully understand them and make a better choice.
What is a micro-market?
A micro market is an open-style break room containing shelving for non-perishable items and glass coolers that hold beverages and many fresh items. Micro-markets can be stocked with endless beverage options, fresh foods like pre-made sandwiches and salads, and an assortment of snack items. Think of a convenience store but in your break room. These markets come with a self-checkout kiosk. So, there is no need for them to be managed by a staff member. Phoenix micro-markets are also remotely monitored to ensure they are always working correctly and stocked adequately.
What is pantry service?
Pantry Service is a break room service that provides beverages, snacks, and meals at no cost to the employee. They are stocked with things like bagels, peanut butter and jelly, cream cheese, family-size milk and milk alternatives, bread, sandwich meat, and cheese. You’ll also find gravity dispensers stocked with cereal, nuts, and granola, shelving full of delicious snacks, and reach-in coolers filled with beverages and fresh items. Think everything you’d find in a household kitchen but at the office. Since Phoenix Pantry Service is employer-paid, there are no checkout kiosks or access restrictions to refreshments.
Still can’t decide on a Pantry Service or mico-market?
Here are a few things to think about…
Are you trying to attract quality employees?
If you’re trying to attract quality employees, Scottsdale Pantry Service might be the way to go. It’s a fantastic benefit that employees are you looking for. It allows them to stay on-site for their refreshment needs and will enable them to remain productive throughout the day because they don’t have to head off-site. It will also create an environment where employees can collaborate in the break room, further boosting the office morale.
Do you want to subsidize some of your employee refreshments, but not all?
You don’t have to provide a full pantry. A subsidized Chandler micro-market is an excellent option. All you have to do is determine how much you’re willing to spend. Then, we will then load that amount into your employee’s accounts each month. They’ll love that you’re supporting them with their refreshment costs.
Keep in mind that you can add Phoenix office coffee service to either a pantry or a micro-market. Office coffee is an affordable benefit that employees love.
Want to learn more about installing a break room? Don’t hesitate to contact Camelback Vending Services at 602-278-5330 or fill out a contact form HERE. We look forward to hearing from you!