Selecta UK, a group company of Selecta AG, a European leader in unattended self-serve coffee and convenience food, has announced the UK roll out of its Express Hub MicroMarket for the workplace.
The Express HUB has been developed by fellow Selecta Group B.V. company, Express Vending which has successfully introduced the pioneering concept to sites across London and surrounding counties.
The Express Hub MicroMarket brings a fresh approach to workplace meals offering staff the opportunity to access healthy meals, snacks and drinks around-the-clock via a self-service supermarket designed to offer a quality street café or food market-style experience.
The Express Hub’s design allows it to be integrated into any space providing anything from a compact MicroMarket along a single wall to a full café-style break-out area giving staff a more creative space to enjoy meals, work and meet.
The rapid pay intuitively-designed kiosk features multi-camera security and gives options for payment via finger print technology, contactless card or Apple Pay.
The flexible range of fresh food is delivered and replenished each day by Selecta’s support teams and gives companies the chance to tailor options on offer according to taste and dietary requirement.
Emily Stoten, marketing director, Selecta UK said: “We see the Express Hub MicroMarket roll out across the UK as revolutionising refreshment in the workplace. Today, part of creating a productive working environment is about giving people the tools to work better and be healthier. Increasingly central to this is enabling them to refuel, recharge and connect on site. The results from Express Vending’s installations of the Hub in London already show that MicroMarkets really can offer that step improvement in employee wellbeing that is so key to business success.”
Paul Hearne, executive director at Express Vending says: “The world of business has changed and hiring and keeping the best talent is key. Providing this kind of facility to give your staff access to a great variety of food, meaning that they never go hungry or thirsty during the working day, shows that you care. Customers who have installed the Express Hub are telling us this state-of-the-art space and technology has not only transformed the work space but taken staff engagement to a new level.”
One of the key elements of the Express Hub is its ability to complement existing catering facilities on site.
Global video company Deluxe which employs 450 people at its Perivale site in London wanted an option that not only dovetailed with the existing in-house caterers but also provided catering to out of hours workers while reducing waste.
Stuart Jones, buildings and facilities manager for Deluxe says: “The Express Hub was introduced to complement our in-house caterers’ offerings by supplying longer-lasting, ‘best-by’ options that last over the weekend, when the kitchen isn’t open.”
Using a reactive, data driven approach, waste has also been reduced.
Stuart explains: “Products are stocked and removed based on Deluxe employees’ actual buying habits. This obviously means our team are getting the choices they’re after but also reduces potential waste from purchasing less popular items.”
He adds: “We’ve had plenty of positive feedback from staff, who are happy they can now get access to a decent meal, snacks or drinks at any time through the night or weekend without having to go out into the cold”.
Headquartered in Switzerland since 1957, Selecta is a European specialist in unattended self-serve coffee and convenience food, operating in 16 European countries.
In the UK Selecta delivers a service to 3,500 businesses with 14 depots throughout the UK and Ireland.
Express Vending Group Limited was acquired by Selecta Group B.V. in August 2018 and is described as a premium vending service provider in the UK with a focus on London and the neighbouring counties.