Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Gains Momentum in Minnesota with Growing Franchisees and New Locations
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Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Gains Momentum in Minnesota with Growing Franchisees and New Locations

The new machines and locations will bring Fresh Healthy Vending to a total of 49 healthy vending machines and four franchisees in the state of Minnesota

San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013 - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.(OTC Markets: VEND), a leading healthy vending franchisor, announces the expansion of its presence in Minnesota with the appointment of Ramsey, Minn. franchise owners Steve and Misty Paparella. The Paparellas have purchased 23 Fresh Healthy Vending machines for placement within a 35-mile radius of the Ramsey, Minn. region, adding to the already 26 machines operated by franchisees in locations across Minnesota.

Originally from Minneapolis, Steve Paparella was appointed as a Fresh Healthy Vending franchise owner with his wife Misty in July 2013. With two small kids at home, the Paparellas were looking for a business that would work around their family schedule and also tie into their beliefs of encouraging healthy communities. As a dually owned business venture, the husband-wife team has purchased 23 machines, 11 of which were installed last month at locations secured by Fresh Healthy Vending. Fresh Healthy Vending’s dedicated locations department is committed to securing locations for the remaining 12 machines by the end of January 2014.

"We found Fresh Healthy Vending online about a year ago and went through most of the process to become franchisees, but wanted to do our due diligence to ensure it was the right business venture," said Steve Paparella. "After a year of intense research, we ended up back with this business because we were sure it was the perfect fit for what we were searching for in a new venture."

The new machines will give locals access to healthy snack and beverage options, such as smoothies, natural juices, fruit, granola bars, baked chips and natural sodas.

"My immediate family has always been focused on nutrition and America as a whole is gaining a stronger emphasis on leading healthier lifestyles," added Paparella. "I knew I wanted to own my own business for a variety of reasons, but doing something that is also helping out my community by providing a resource for them to make healthy strides is a bonus."

Secured by Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. and maintained by the Paparellas, the recently installed machines are placed at popular community locations, including Mall of America, three YMCAs and Perpich Center for Arts Education. Other secured locations, with recent installs in November, include Professional Karate Studios, The Pavilion on Berry, Seven Corners Apartments, Riverton Community Housing and 412 Lofts at Dinkytown.

"With nationwide laws taking effect in 2014 banning junk food from school vending machines along with other new health programs on the upswing, our new and existing franchisees are seeing even more attractive opportunities for healthy vending options in locations throughout their communities and beyond," said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending.

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.

Fresh Healthy Vending 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 International, Inc.’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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