Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Founder Nick Yates Presents at World Franchise Conference in Dubai

Yates joined emerging international companies to introduce the Fresh Healthy Vending brand and master franchise opportunities to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) markets.

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 22, 2013 - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, announces successful presentations by Founder and VP of Corporate Operations Nick Yates at The World Franchise Convention held in Dubai at the Grosvenor House on Oct. 29 and 30.

In accepting the invitation from the World Franchise Association (WFA) to attend the 2013 Convention, Yates was among 40 other prominent franchisors showcasing their brands to more than 250 delegates and investors. While in Dubai, Yates made numerous informal presentations to high net-worth company owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs from the Gulf Region.

"We’ve learned that the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC) countries have some of the highest rates of lifestyle and nutrition-related diseases across the globe," said Yates. "According to the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), six out of the world’s top 10 countries for highest prevalence of diabetes are in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. In this region, one in nine adults has diabetes and more than half are unaware that they have it. It’s absolutely time for healthy vending to make an entry and lead the way for healthier, but still tasty, options around the world."

The conference was attended by His Highness Prince Bandar bin Saud bin Khaled bin Muhammad Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Secretary General of the Federation of GCC Chambers, His Excellency Abdulrahim Hassan Naqi.

"It was a special honor for me to present at the WFA Conference," noted Yates. "The reception, interest and feedback all testify to Fresh Healthy Vending’s international potential. Our business model was extremely well received by the delegates and investors looking for attractive, well thought out opportunities throughout the Gulf Corporation Council countries. I feel very positive about our ability to secure partners to replicate our model throughout this region."

Other emerging and established franchise brands also seeking development partners in the Gulf and MENA region during the convention included: Steak ‘n Shake, Smoothie King, Tea Club, Let's Popcorn, Retro Fitness, Jake's Wayback Burgers, Aquarium Restaurant, Howard's Storage, Cash Converters, Demlik and many other brands.

"The World Franchise Convention was a great success, with positive feedback from franchisors and delegates alike," said Martin Hancock, North American COO of The World Franchise Association. "Fresh Healthy Vending drew tremendous interest from investors, following a compelling presentation by Nick Yates. I have no doubt that this concept will be a hit in the GCC countries."

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit or call toll free 888-902-7558.

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Fresh Healthy Vending, based in San Diego, California, is North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor. Fresh Healthy Vending pioneered the concept of vending machines stocked with tried-and-tested fresh, healthy snack options and capitalizes on a growing market of health conscious consumers. The company has appointed more than 205 franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas and is looking to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.

The company offers three different machines: The Healthy Vending Combo snack and drink machine, Healthy Vending Café that brews gourmet hot beverages in less than 40 seconds and the brand new Healthy Vending Touch-the only 46" 3D interactive touch screen vending machine.

The company has more than 2,300 machines installed in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other types of locations.

Fresh Healthy Vending believes that it is currently the only vending company providing a comprehensive integrated business model that:

  • Has an integrative focus on securing qualified locations for vending machine placement on behalf of franchisees
  • Has an in-house products department which creates specialized menus specific to each location
  • Has a corporate owned machine division that serves as a "test-kitchen" to provide an independent revenue stream
  • Provides franchisees with best practices obtained and enhanced by experience of directly operating machines and managing routes
  • Delivers a one of a kind franchise coaching program to assist franchisees with developing their healthy vending business using the company’s Steps to Success Program

Fresh Healthy Vending’s stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEND.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit or call toll free 888-902-7558.

Forward-Looking Statement Notice

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in the press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made based on experience, expected future developments and other factors the Company believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and may not materialize. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance. The contents of this release should be considered in conjunction with the warnings, risk factors and cautionary statements contained in the Company’s recent filings with the SEC. Furthermore, the Company does not intend, and is not obligated, to update publicly any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.


Christine Takara
Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.


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