What is a Micro Market

In today’s fast-paced work environments, providing employees access to convenient and healthy food options has become a top priority for many businesses. With micro markets from Healthy Smart Mart™, your business can do just that! Learn all about how these grab-and-go stations can benefit your employees and promote a healthier work environment!

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Understanding Micro Markets

Micro markets are self-service retail spaces offering employees a wide selection of fresh and healthy food options. With a mix of dry shelves, coolers, and freezers, they are able to offer a range of items including ice cream, sandwiches, salads, cold beverages, and more. This wide selection ensures there is something for everyone, leaving your employees feeling full and satisfied!

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Micro Market's Vs. Vending Machines

Ultimately, micro markets and vending machines only have one thing in common — convenience! From a wider selection of items to a more convenient payment method micro markets outshine vending machines in almost every way. Plus, employees will never have to worry about items getting stuck or machines taking their money.

Why it Works

Gone are the days of complaints about items not dispensing or card readers not working. With Healthy Smart Marts micro market, all employees need is their cell phones. Through our convenient app, employees can not only explore nutritional labels and menu options, but they can also pay with just the tap of a button.

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The Break Room Benefits

Employers who invest in micro markets for their offices reap numerous benefits. A well-stocked micro market promotes workplace wellness by offering nutritious choices, boosts employee morale and productivity, and creates a modern and attractive break room space for staff to enjoy.

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Are Micro Markets Right for You?

Entrepreneurs and business owners alike must carefully evaluate if integrating a micro market into their workspace aligns with their goals. As highlighted in Bill Way's book, Micro Markets: Profit from the Automated Convenience Store BOOM!, "Over 50 percent of these retail spaces thrive in manufacturing facilities, while over 40 percent find their home in office buildings". These sectors boast high demand paired with minimal competition, rendering micro markets exceptionally successful in such environments. Our team at Healthy Smart Mart also finds more success in businesses with 20 to 300 employees, with 500 being the maximum amount our micro markets can provide for.

Micro markets represent a cutting-edge approach to modernizing work environments and promoting healthier choices for employees. With their emphasis on variety, convenience, and wellness, micro markets have the potential to transform breakroom experiences and enhance employee satisfaction. If you are a business owner looking to enhance your workspace, or an entrepreneur looking for a great investment opportunity, be sure to reach out to our team at Healthy Smart Mart™ to get started!

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