Selecta Group, has installed its 200th micro market in Europe with the most recent launch at medical supplies manufacturer Renolit, based in the Netherlands.
Selecta’s micro markets, branded FOODIE’S in mainland Europe and Express HUB in the UK and Ireland – offer a self-service, ‘grab-and-go’ refreshment solution for the workplace. Employees can access healthy, fresh lunches, tasty snacks and a range of drinks on site 24/7, boosting productivity and supporting employee engagement and wellbeing.
Selecta’s micro markets have proved particularly attractive as workplaces across Europe have started to re-open and adapt to changes in behaviour since the COVID-19 outbreak.
The grab-and-go stores’ scalable design means they offer a convenient and cost-effective alternative for companies that are opening offices at a reduced capacity and those that are looking for unattended catering options.
The contactless, self-serve system is hygienic, easy to clean and supports social distancing measures. While individually packaged fresh food, drink and snack options gives employees peace-of-mind, without having to compromise on health.
They are available around the clock, helping to limit a lunch-time rush. Selecta has also introduced a range of measures to further promote hygiene and support social distancing, including floor stickers and barriers to create a one-way flow of traffic, and antibacterial stations, and the introduction of distance selection technology on its coffee machines, making the purchasing process truly contactless.
Jan Marck, managing director, region central, Selecta Group, said: “We’re very proud to reach this milestone. We’ve been developing our micro markets proposition for four years and are confident that our market-leading product offers the ideal solution for workplaces that want to offer their employees healthy, easy and affordable food and drink on site.
“We know that the pandemic is going to significantly change the way we work. Our priority is to support businesses in making the transition to the ‘new normal’ of COVID-19 as easy as possible.”