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scoop-your-own cereal and singleserve
yogurt.
" One big change since the pandemic
is no more bulk snack bins;
there's been a shift to individual packages
on racks, " Jones pointed out. " The
good news is many see pantry service
as important as ever, if not even more
so, to entice employees back and keep
them working in the office. If employees
can get snacks on site, there's no
real reason to leave the building. It's a
positive move regarding productivity.
But it also is a great way of showing
appreciation to employees.
According to Jones, companies in
the tech sector have been one of the
largest adopters of pantry service. In
the tech sector, where employee retention
is crucial, companies are considering
more amenities like pantry
service a perk to workers. " They're
offering their employees everything
under the sun, " Jones said.
SKY'S THE LIMIT
Pot O' Gold continually strives to add
more enticing and on-trend products
to its menu, including, for example,
plant-based milks that are all the rage.
Likewise, the company rarely removes
products from its pantry menu and
takes it a step further by accommodating
special-order items that are not
in its catalog. From coffee, to water,
to snacks, Pot O' Gold has a uniquely
suited program to meet each office,
regardless of the size and preferences.
" Pantry customers that are the
easiest for us to work with are those
that allow us the freedom to always
introduce variety, " Jones emphasized.
" They appreciate spontaneity and
allow us freedom to mix it up. We get
that people are always trying to be
healthier. Focusing on always incorporating
healthy food and beverage
additions to our offerings is our main
goal with our pantry snack service. "
Logistically, Pot O' Gold runs its
pantry service on the same route as its
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OCS accounts, but the operator is considering
revisiting this service model.
" A majority of our pantry service
accounts, if not all, also utilize our
office coffee service, " Jones explained.
" Our drivers are trained to not only
deliver coffee and coffee-related products
and restock and service the coffee
equipment, but also to restock and
maintain the snack bins. "
Pot O' Gold's pantry service
accounts, however, require significantly
more service and attention than
its OCS locations. While many of its
OCS accounts are on a bimonthly
delivery schedule, many of its pantry
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of February-March 2022

Editor’s Note
Industry News
OCS Update
BostonbeaN’s Ace on the Road
From 3G to 4G to 5G and Beyond
Weekly Reporting
Pantry Service 2022
Uncompromising Service Accelerates Pot O’ Gold’s Rebound
Classifieds
Social Hubs
February-March 2022 - PCOV1
February-March 2022 - PCOV2
February-March 2022 - 1
February-March 2022 - 2
February-March 2022 - 3
February-March 2022 - 4
February-March 2022 - 5
February-March 2022 - Editor’s Note
February-March 2022 - 7
February-March 2022 - Industry News
February-March 2022 - 9
February-March 2022 - 10
February-March 2022 - 11
February-March 2022 - OCS Update
February-March 2022 - 13
February-March 2022 - 14
February-March 2022 - 15
February-March 2022 - BostonbeaN’s Ace on the Road
February-March 2022 - 17
February-March 2022 - 18
February-March 2022 - 19
February-March 2022 - From 3G to 4G to 5G and Beyond
February-March 2022 - 21
February-March 2022 - Weekly Reporting
February-March 2022 - 23
February-March 2022 - 24
February-March 2022 - 25
February-March 2022 - Pantry Service 2022
February-March 2022 - Mondelez1
February-March 2022 - Mondelez2
February-March 2022 - Mondelez3
February-March 2022 - Mondelez4
February-March 2022 - 27
February-March 2022 - 28
February-March 2022 - 29
February-March 2022 - 30
February-March 2022 - 31
February-March 2022 - 32
February-March 2022 - 33
February-March 2022 - 34
February-March 2022 - 35
February-March 2022 - 36
February-March 2022 - 37
February-March 2022 - Uncompromising Service Accelerates Pot O’ Gold’s Rebound
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February-March 2022 - 40
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February-March 2022 - Classifieds
February-March 2022 - Social Hubs
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