Fresh Healthy Vending Corporate Operations Partners with Franchisee to Operate 60 Machines in Florida

First of its Kind Service Agreement Furthers Expansion of Interstate Company Owned Units

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC: VEND), a leading healthy vending franchisor, announces its first partnership contract with an existing franchisee for the operation of up to 60 corporate owned healthy vending machines within a 25-mile radius of Clearwater, Fla. As part of the company’s corporate owned operations division, announced last month, the machines will be owned by Fresh Healthy Vending and maintained by franchisee partners Lisa Howard and Thomas Dodd.

Business partners Howard and Dodd are current Fresh Healthy Vending franchisees, owning and operating 17 machines at multiple locations throughout the area. With the new service agreement, Howard and Dodd will complement their already established franchise by servicing the new machines, which Fresh Healthy Vending anticipates placing throughout 2014.

"Lisa and I firmly believe that Fresh Healthy Vending is doing exactly the right thing at the right time, with the way our society is currently and is projected to be down the line," said Dodd. "We live in a country with a 35 percent obesity rate and studies show that the next generation will have even more health issues than ours, attributed to diet. Getting involved now to step in and offer a healthy vending alternative to our community is more important to us than ever before."

As servicers, Howard and Dodd will be in charge of maintaining and stocking the anticipated 60 machines, once placed. Fresh Healthy Vending retains ownership of the machines and location contracts. Fresh Healthy Vending will collect 100 percent of the machines’ revenue and pay the service partner a percentage of the net profits based on each machine’s performance each month. The more revenue a machine achieves, the more the service partner is entitled. This enhances revenue for existing franchisees that already have their operation and servicing in place for existing franchised routes.

Location procurement handled by Fresh Healthy Vending has begun and will continue until all 60 units have been placed throughout the area.

"Do what you love and the money will follow," said Dodd. "We’re in this for the great business opportunity, now further enhanced for us, we believe, by this servicing and operating arrangement with the Fresh Healthy Vending corporate operations division. The vending industry has always been a good one, but Fresh Healthy Vending’s mission fits with our philosophy and hope for a healthier Florida and, ultimately, nation."

Nick Yates, vice president of corporate operations, heads the corporate owned division for Fresh Healthy Vending. "To grow our corporate owned division we are seeking partnerships with already established, successful franchisees all over the country. Lisa Howard and Thomas Dodd are the ideal partners for us. They are proactive, like-minded and they advocate our brand in every way. The decision to partner with them was a no-brainer. Most importantly, they know how to make a vending location successful. Why not team up and profit together? The corporate owned division of Fresh Healthy Vending allows us to now operate our own machines locally in San Diego and partner with already established franchisees, of which we have over 200 nationwide. To accelerate expansion of this division we are also now looking to acquire established vending routes and then convert those from unhealthy to healthy. Our infrastructure allows us the ability to grow this quickly, both organically and by acquisition."

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 a 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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