THIS NATIONAL EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION DAY, PEAPOD LAUNCHES PETITION URGING EMPLOYERS TO OFFER FREE SNACKS TO INCREASE WORKPLACE MORALE
Workers who get free snacks on the job report highest satisfaction levels
In honor of National Employee Appreciation Day, Peapod.com, the leading online grocer delivering to both businesses and homes, has launched an online petition to advocate for free snacks for workers across the country. Research conducted by ORC International on behalf of Peapod has shown that the happiest workers are the best fed workers. While 56% of full-time employees are extremely or very happy with their current job that number jumps to 67% among employees whose offices provide free snacks. With such powerful data suggesting the impact of snacks, a fairly inexpensive soft benefit, it’s all the more shocking that only 16% of full time employees reported having them readily available.
In an effort to turn the tides (and stock office fridges everywhere with #FreeOfficeSnacks4All), Peapod’s online petition will unite hungry coworkers in a plea to employers to provide this much-loved perk. When signing the petition, workers will also be entering their office into a sweepstakes to win a years’ worth of free snacks for an eligible office within Peapod’s service area. Participants will also receive a coupon for $50 off their first Peapod business delivery.
“At Peapod, we understand that getting through the work day isn’t always easy, and it’s a lot harder when you’re hungry and feeling sluggish,” says Brad Porter, Marketing Director at Peapod. “Providing free office snacks is certainly a great employee perk, but we also believe a nourished and energized employee will produce their best work. By creating this pledge, we hope to make a small but valuable improvement to office culture and give employees everywhere the fuel they need.”
The #FreeOfficeSnacks4All petition hopes to inspire a workplace movement that will improve the workplace for both workers and employers. As research uncovered, nearly three quarters (71%) of respondents have had their personal snack, drink or meal stolen out of the communal office kitchen, an unnecessary stress that could easily be avoided with free communal snacks.
To make the pledge and to learn more about #FreeOfficeSnacks4All, visit FromthePod.com. To learn more about Peapod, visit www.Peapod.com or the brand’s social channels: Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Peapod – an Ahold Delhaize company – is the country’s leading Internet grocer, serving 24 U.S. markets throughout Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Founded in 1989 as a smart shopping option for busy households, today Peapod has delivered more than 40 million grocery orders. Customers can order online or on Peapod’s free mobile app for delivery to homes and workplaces or choose to pick-up at over 200 convenient locations. For more customer care information call 1.800.5.PEAPOD (1.800.573.2763) or e-mail [email protected].
Survey Methodology: ORC International conducted this research via an online survey of among 1,009 full-time office workers, comprising 504 men and 505 women. The research was conducted August 11-17, 2015. Additional research was conducted by Lab42 via an online survey among 1,000 full-time office workers, comprising 493 men and 507 women, on April 18-19, 2016.