2022 had just the right ingredients for growth at Options

That’s it. Another year is almost coming to an end and what a year it’s been, here at Options Management. 2022 saw us bounce back, recording overall growth when compared to even our pre-pandemic business levels. A real tonic for the whole team, and a testament to our determination to succeed.


The wholesale business has expanded in both the Educational and Business and Industry catering sectors. Focussing on what ingredients, stock and bulk offers are needed to cater for diverse audiences, from school compliant drinks to vegan friendly snacks and more. The overhaul of how we present ingredients to our customers, resulted in the launch of a new ingredients website, which has simplified the customer journey. Another big tick!


We set our sights on convenience stores with the introduction of a new addition to the range – the Royal Chai Tea vending machine. It has received a very warm welcome, and we’re building a royally deserved reputation within the new market sector.


The Options 2 Go Micro Markets have been a major contributor to the growth we’ve experienced in 2022. Employers have been looking to add value for their staff, enhancing their workplace refreshment offering and enticing them back to the office. The Options 2 Go Micro Markets gives employers a cost saving full service catering solution 24/7, enabling all employees access to fresh food, snacks and drinks.


Another positive trend we’ve noticed in 2022, is the number of employers who are requesting that machines be put on free vend or have the ability to offer a free daily refreshment allowance through a Micro Market or via vending machines. There’s a recognition here that staff need to be looked after, thanked, and appreciated. This is a very practical and welcome way of recognising and responding to the tightening economic situation, many staff members find themselves in.


As we look towards 2023, we are reacting to the growth in all areas of the business, by increasing the number of employees, in all departments. The team here is a great one to be part of and together we look forward to achieving great things in 2023, and beyond. If you are interested in joining us check out our latest vacancies here https://uk.indeed.com/cmp/Options-Management-1/jobs