How many times has a bag of Cheetos or a Snickers bar been your excuse for lunch? Well, SnackNation aims to change all manner of snacking in the workplace for the better. Vending machines begone, as their carefully curated shipments of goodies are delivered straight to your office door. Over and above that, they even donate meals to families in need for every package sent – helping to change the world one box at a time.
SnackNation was started in 2014 by Sean Kelly (CEO) and Andy Mackensen (CMO) with a delectable desire to revamp outdated and unwholesome snacking in company breakrooms. Their goal was to make daytime noshing a healthier and more exciting experience, ergo heightening productivity of employees everywhere. By providing businesses with a diverse, efficient and affordable snack delivery service, they’ve been able to transform worker wellness through newfangled food and beverage choices, and, in turn, have reaped exponential growth, especially within the millennial generation.
“The culture here at SN is 100 percent geared to spreading love and optimism, while promoting good health in general,” explained Andy Varas, Content Manager for SnackNation, to RewardExpert. “Each team member’s growth is supported, both professionally and personally – so we can achieve our vision of delivering healthier snacks to offices throughout the U.S.”
Junk Food Combat
The originators of this Los Angeles-based startup actually began their journey in the vending machine world, which proved challenging in converting companies to switch to healthier dispensing machines. But, this kind of adversity to nutritious habits led them down the right path of enlightenment – sparking the brainchild that became, SnackNation.
“Originally, our founders had started a company called ‘HealthyVending’ that provided healthy vending machines to schools, hospitals and businesses,” clarified Varas. “The purpose, even in the early days, was to combat the junk food that surrounds our everyday life with a healthier alternative. However, they found many obstacles and setbacks when it came to this business model. Then, they had an idea: instead of putting a big vending machine into an office, why not send them the same snacks in a more convenient box? The rest is history.”
This award-winning B2B resource takes personal pride in their high-quality selection of popular yet natural brands of consumer packaged goods (CPG). They offer on trend names like, Deep River Snacks, Clif Bar, Popchips, bark THINS, Harvest Snaps, and many more. And their client list includes such esteemed companies as Uber, Oracle, Disney, and even the NFL Network.
Vetting Perfect Snacks
Finding the ideal balance of health and deliciousness in snacks may not be as easy as one would think; consequently, it is a task SnackNation takes earnestly. The natural foods market has thousands of enticing options to choose from, so curation is key to finding the best of the best. Needless to say, a fervent passion for taste-testing is part of the job description, as well as a perk, for company personnel.
“We at SnackNation have gathered and very talented and knowledgeable group of ‘Snackers’ here at the office,” expounded Varas. “They painstakingly go through countless snacks, looking at not only taste, but also packaging, aesthetic and ingredients as a whole.”
Price Point for Health
First and foremost, SnackNation is so confident in their vast selection of yummy munchies that they offer a free sample box, containing 15 assorted snacks, with no credit card required. From there on in, they begin pricing at $249/month which includes 150 single-serve goodies per box, free delivery and a display case. What’s more, there are no contracts or commitments and you can expect to save 40% more than retail cost on your office snacks.
On a charitable note, SnackNation contributes 10 meals to a family in need for every box delivered; they are about to hit their 3 million meals donated mark this year.
With over 5,000 choice treats from 1,500 top shelf brand names, clients will be delighted with a bevy of options while saving time and money. The nimble service works around your business’s schedule and has a Personal Snack Concierge that helps with sundry rotation and replacement of any unwanted items for your team. For further convenience in the selection process, SnackNation is unveiling an addon called “Snack Sneak Peek” which will assist in advance preferences for their cumulative clientele.
“We are rolling out our ‘Snack Sneak Peek’ where members will now be able to dictate the snacks they want or don’t want before their next shipment arrives,” concluded Varas. “This may sound easy to do, but the actual physical and digital infrastructure that was needed for this to work was a tremendous task. We are just about done and have been running beta tests with extremely positive results.”
To satisfy your office’s nibbling needs, check out snacknation.com and try out your FREE sample box today.