Friday, June 6, 2014

Corporate Essentials, Now Delivering Increased Happiness & Productivity on Long Island Too

Corporate Essentials, long recognized as New York City and New Jersey's leader in office refreshment services, has now expanded it's reach to Long Island. 

Corporate Essentials' Senior Sales Rep, Adam Levine has been tabbed to help deliver increased happiness and productivity (in the form of office refreshments) to Long Island from their new Melville, New York location.

Adam recently had a piece published in The Hauppauge Reporter about the basics of what it takes for a company to start making their office a happier, more productive place to work.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How Drought Conditions in Brazil Impact Your Manhattan Office Coffee Delivery

It's hard to believe that fewer than six months ago, I was sitting in a room listening to a presentation from a coffee industry "expert" who assured a room filled with office coffee professionals that even with many issues impacting coffee production in Central and South America, we should expect coffee prices to remain steady for at least the next two years.

Since that day, the price of coffee has increased more than 70 percent! So much for expert opinions.

We often hear about things like extreme weather conditions, such as drought, in other parts of the world; but it isn't very often we think, "wow, this drought that Brazil is going through is really going to effect my Manhattan office coffee delivery." Well, the truth is, it already has played a role in the cost of your Manhattan office coffee delivery, and so many other areas too.

This morning, the Wall Street Journal did a great job in explaining just how recent drought conditions in far-off places like Brazil (the World's largest coffee producer) and Southeast Asia, and even places closer to home like Texas and California have already played a role in pushing prices of food staples like beef and dairy products much higher; not to mention Arabica Coffee which has spiked more than 71% since the end of 2013 (see the chart above from the Wall Street Journal).

What it all means to you is a higher food bill, both at home, and in the office. The article projects that during the calendar year of 2014 the annual food-price growth will be somewhere between 2.5-3.5%.

The full article is definitely worth checking out, here is the link to the article from the Tuesday, March 18, 2014 edition of the Wall Street Journal:

Friday, September 27, 2013

Corporate Essentials Makes Marley Coffee the Primary Office Coffee Selection at Spotify

"It was a perfect match," said Judson Kleinman, Owner and President of New York City and New Jersey Office Refreshment giant Corporate Essentials, when talking about the recent introduction of Marley Coffee into the Total 1 whole-bean-to-cup brewers at Spotify. "There was no other coffee that belonged in Spotify."

Earlier this week, Rohan Marley, co-founder of the Marley Coffee Company and the son of the late Bob Marley was hand at Spotify's brand new New York City location for the Marley Coffee launch.

Here's the official news release from Marley Coffee:

Marley Coffee announced that effective immediately, its coffee will be a primary refreshment option at the New York City headquarters of Spotify, the innovative online music streaming service. Marley Coffee recently expanded into the office coffee service (OCS) and food service business with its acquisition of Black Rock Beverage Service in August.
Marley Coffee will be supplied to Spotify by Judson Kleinman of Corporate Essentials, one of the largest independent OCS companies in the N.Y. metropolitan area.
At a corporate event at Spotify's New York City headquarters on Monday, Sept. 23, Marley Coffee provided free coffee to employees of Spotify. The event was set up to introduce the Marley Coffee brand to Spotify employees in conjunction with the addition of Marley Coffee to Spotify's bean-to-cup machines.
Rohan Marley, founder and chairman of Marley Coffee, was in attendance to share the company's unique vision for sustainable coffee and to autograph posters for the Spotify staff. Marley Coffee gave away small sample packs of coffee and t-shirts.
Marley said, in a prepared statement, "We are enthusiastic supporters of the 'Third Wave Coffee' movement, which considers this delicious beverage to be an artisanal foodstuff like wine, rather than as a commodity. This is just the type of progressive ideal that we think will appeal to the in-house culture at forward-thinking companies such as Spotify. The staff of Spotify is a great target market for us. We hope that if they enjoy Marley Coffee at the office, they will be more inclined to make it a part of their lives outside the office as well."

Monday, August 27, 2012

News Release: Corporate Essentials Named One of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies by Inc Magazine for the Second-Straight Year

PARSIPPANY, NJ -- New York City and New Jersey Office Refreshment leader Corporate Essentials has been named to Inc Magazine’s Inc 5,000 list of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States for the second consecutive year, and third time overall.

“Being named to the Inc. 5,000 list is the pay off for all of the hard work we do,” said Judson Kleinman, Corporate Essentials President. “We have a great team with a passion for what we do, that is a combination that is hard to beat.”

Corporate Essentials comes in at number 3,133 this year, and is once again the highest ranking office coffee / refreshment service on the on the Inc. 5,000 list, just as it was in 2011 and 2007.
“The fact that we’re constantly innovating, and not afraid of change allows us to be a company always able to adapt to our customers’ unique needs,” said Kleinman. “In the past few months we’ve done everything from add new, state-of-the-art touchscreen coffee brewers to roll out free vending solutions for companies of more than 2,500 employees.”

One of the factors allowing Corporate Essentials to better service their customers’ needs is their brand new warehouse and office location in Parsippany, New Jersey, which is more than double the size of their previous facility.

“I liken moving into our new building to a graduation,” said Kleinman. “For the first 17 years we were in business, we grew up and learned in our Fairfield (New Jersey) office, and now it was time to move on to bigger and better things.”

According to their company profile on the Inc 5,000 website, over the past three years, Corporate Essentials has seen a 3-year growth of 67%, and has added a total of 11 new jobs since it first made the Inc 5,000 list in 2007.

“In this economic climate, it isn’t too often you hear about anyone creating new jobs,” said Kleinman. “The fact that we have created 11 new jobs at Corporate Essentials, and another 4 new jobs at shows we must be doing something right.”, an internet retail coffee business also led by Kleinman, landed on this year’s Inc. 5,000 list at number 651 overall.

About Corporate Essentials: Founded in 1996 by Judson Kleinman, Timothy Morgan and Ivan Mann, Corporate Essentials provides office refreshment services to more than 1,500 customers in New York City and Northern New Jersey. Known as NYC and NJ’s Premier Office Coffee Service, Corporate Essentials specializes in providing the highest quality office coffee solutions to businesses throughout the New York City Metro Area including brewing systems from Keurig, Mars Drinks, Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee and Tassimo, as well as their brand new, exclusive, touchscreen CafĂ© Perkfection brewer.

About the Inc 5,000: The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies -- as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue.

Breaking News: Corporate Essentials Named to Inc 5,000 for Second-Straight Year, and Third Time Overall

For the second year in a row, and third time since 2007, Corporate Essentials has been named to Inc Magazine's Inc 5,000 list of the fastest growing, privately held companies in the United States, checking in at number 3,133 on the 2012 list.

Corporate Essentials has grown by 67% over the past three years, making it the highest-ranking office refreshment service on the prestigious list.

In order for a company to qualify for the list, it must have been founded no later than March 31, 2008 and had more than $2 Million for 2011.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Two Eight-Ounce Coffees a Day will Keep the Heart Doc Away (from Muscle & Health Magazine)

While flipping through the September 2012 issue of Muscle & Fitness Magazine, we found this little piece that just reinforces the idea that Corporate Essentials truly provides the stuff that keeps you going...

from Muscle & Fitness Magazine (September 2012)

We often recommend coffee for its natural caffeine and fat-burning properties, but a new study shows a morning cup of joe has serious heart health benefits, too. Researchers found that two eight-ounce servings of coffee per day can reduce the risk of heart failure by 11%, while other studies show that drinking coffee can lower the risk of type-2 diabetes. Another surprising discovery is that moderate coffee consumption has actually been shown to protect against high blood pressure, so drink up!

Did you know that more than 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed everyday, worldwide?