Convenience is key to prepackaged snack sales.
The demand for prepacked foods is growing, as customers have become more comfortable with self-service and grab-and-go options found in micro markets, pantries and vending machines.
The micro market segment as unmanned retail—which has gained wider acceptance among consumers—can offer workplace and education solutions tailored to today’s consumer preferences.1
The number of micro markets has been growing since 2018, largely due to tech advancements that make them easier to manage.2
Micro markets were widely recognized as a corporate foodservice solution, sometimes replacing – or complementing – sited cafeterias.1
Providing nostalgic, comforting prepackaged snacks in the pantry will not only aid workplace morale but also help reassure employees of their commitment to their satisfaction and well-being.
Vending machines are a tried-and-true platform for convenient, low- to no-contact format so important to today’s consumers.
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- Wiesner, Udi, “Why the post COVID-19 era will drive intelligent vending, micro markets and beyond,” Vending Times, 6/1/20
- Automatic Merchandiser’s 2019 Annual Report State of the Industry
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