From College & University “Cafeterias” and “Student Centers and Snack Shops” to Retail Bookstore “C-Stores” … Waterford Group can help you tap into an explosive channel. Currently, Waterford Group works with all NACUFS affiliates (National Association of College University Food Service) as well as the major “leasing” companies that operate more than 60% of all US College/University Bookstores.
Today’s students spend an average of $23 a week at a variety of places for a quick bite to eat and other convenience items. It can be difficult for students to stick to a standard meal time, so convenience is paramount. Recently, a few College and Universities have started developing a stand-alone convenience store that includes the products that fit their particular lifestyle.
Students can choose from a wide selection of fresh and packaged foods and drinks, including premium hot coffees and teas, organic and natural offerings, energy snacks, tasty ethnic fare and more.
Also … a customizable convenience concept for mid-to-smaller campuses are being designed as well. Located within the four walls of the existing bookstore, we offer beverages, fresh and freshly prepared foods, grab-and-go options, and a growing list of choices like gluten-free, organic, and international foods – all tailored to fit the size and tastes of each campus.
Some locations have introduced regular in-store product sample stations set up from an array of food and beverage vendors – offering students free samples of the snacks, drinks and foods they love most. Whether students are seeking some tasty fare or a quick pick me up before study group, their cravings can be satisfied with the right products at the right price!