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Employee morale is something you can invest in. In fact, it’s something you should invest in, because the ROI is huge: happier, more productive teams who feel valued and appreciated. If you’re wondering how to improve employee morale at your NY/NJ business through office pantry services, read on.


What is an Office Pantry Service?

Office pantry services are subscriptions that keep your office pantry stocked “soup to nuts.” As a team leader, you choose which items to keep stocked in your break room, such as snacks, cereals, and coffee/tea or other beverages. Subscribing to an office pantry service ensures that your break room is automatically stocked with the foods and drinks your team enjoys, every month. 


Benefits of Pantry Service

Partnering with a reputable office pantry service provider–and the most experienced in the tri-state area–means always having a well-stocked break room. And that has a lot of benefits for NYC-area businesses. These benefits include: 

  • Keeping teams fueled throughout the workday
  • Enhanced employee engagement
  • Increased employee productivity
  • Time and money savings for employees


These direct benefits have two huge indirect results that pay big dividends for employers: employees spend more time in the office since they can enjoy healthy snacks and great coffee at work, and employee retention improves. 


Office Pantry Service Delivers Employer Benefits

Here are a few quick stats about the correlation between benefits (like pantry services at your  office) and employee engagement: 

  • 66% of employees express a willingness to leave their current job for another that offers  superior benefits 
  • 68% of employees recognize that enhanced employee well-being is a crucial part  of a company’s mission 


And here are a few stats specifically about break room service—and why to consider a full-service pantry service provider for your NYC metro office: 

  • 88% of employees consider it important for their employer to provide snacks
  • Among employees with food-based perks, 48% consume office-provided snacks or beverages up to four times per week, and 29% do so once a day or more 
  • 56% of employees say that without an afternoon snack they hit a no-energy slump 


Remember, employee engagement is positively correlated with employee retention. In turn, employee retention is correlated with lower operating costs, since that means spending less on searches, hiring and onboarding. Data supports this—Forbes reported that 66% of millennials said if they were offered a job at a company with better perks like snacks, they would take it.  


Healthy Snacks, Happier Teams

Right now, return to office (RTO) is a hot topic for managers across the nation. Employees have different wants, needs and expectations than they had five years ago, and adapting to the new normal has been a learning experience for employers, employees and vendors alike. In the NY metro market, this feeling is amplified—with more employer options than other regions of the country, NY and NJ employers are under significant pressure to entice teams back to the office. 


Keeping employees happy at office spaces is linked to increased morale and productivity. In fact, 76% of employees want benefits and perks that boost their well-being and quality of life. We recognize that RTO isn’t often easy, and to make it more attractive to their teams, employers need to up the ante and offer perks that make the office a comfortable, enjoyable place to be. Keeping healthy snacks on hand is a very attractive selling point because a) doing so keeps employees feeling nourished and valued, and b) it saves them time and money by eliminating their need to leave work to buy their own snacks or pack a light lunch. 


At Corporate Essentials, we help our clients show employee appreciation by stocking their break rooms with healthy snacks like: 

  • Hummus and carrots
  • Yogurt
  • Fresh fruit
  • Cheese sticks
  • Protein, fruit and energy bars


Beyond office pantry services, we also provide in-office catering and workplace dining. Similar to a stocked pantry, these services can improve employee morale and increase productivity by automating mealtimes for your team. 


Single-Source Pantry and Office Coffee Provider

Sure, snacks in the office kitchen are a great way to keep employee morale up, but providing coffee and tea completes the package. After all, nothing hits the spot at 2:30 p.m. like a hot cup of fresh coffee. Our NYC clients benefit from our pantry service team bringing in locally roasted and crafted coffees. In fact, our Java Café Coffee collection has represented the finest coffees in offices throughout the NJ, NYC, and Brooklyn area for 10 years.


For an employer, one of the greatest benefits of pantry services in the office is partnering with a provider that delivers a single-source, streamlined approach to keeping the office pantry stocked at all times. At Corporate Essentials, we make it simple: just subscribe to the products you want (and your team prefers) and enjoy automatic refreshment, month after month. Are employees asking for something new to snack on? No problem, given our extensive selection of great items to munch on. You only have to work with one rep (your dedicated break room attendant) at one vendor who handles all your break room delivery needs and payment details with flexibility so you can change your order any time—or set it and forget it with auto stocking.  


Show Employee Appreciation  With Pantry Service from Corporate Essentials

Corporate Essentials is a full office pantry service provider, bringing great office coffee and premium pantry products to NJ, NYC, Brooklyn, and Manhattan businesses, including nationally recognized accounts. Our team continually sources the highest quality coffee and snack brands your employees will love. We also make sure your break room has the most innovative brewing technologies to keep those mugs filled with artisanal coffee to go with our vast selection of healthy snacks.


Our fully trained, professional service team proactively stays on top of all office refreshment service requests, keeps office pantries well stocked, and much more. Get higher employee engagement brewing at your NY or NJ office by investing in a well-stocked break room for your talent. Call Corporate Essentials at (973) 402-1088 for a consultation.

Judson Kleinman

As the founder and CEO of Corporate Essentials, Judson set out with every intention of bringing a new meaning to the words "office culture". As leaders in the industry, his company constantly sets the bar by investing in, and improving their product offerings, technology, people and training. 20 years and 1500 clients later, Judson can proudly say that Corporate Essentials continues to positively fuel culture and allow over 150,000 employees to work happy.