Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Announces the Contract Award and Installation of Healthy Vending Machines at Hill Air Force Base
Company supports U.S. Department of Defense as it implements its Healthy Base Initiative, mobilizing military personnel and their families to lead healthier lifestyles.
San Diego, CA (PRWEB) December 12, 2013 - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.(OTC: VEND), a leading healthy vending franchisor, announces its short-term contract award with Hill Air Force Base in Utah for the installation of four Healthy Vending Café machines last month. Based upon the performance, Fresh Healthy Vending opens the door to potential future long-term contracts.
As part of the company’s corporate owned operations division, announced in October, the on-base machines will be owned by Fresh Healthy Vending and maintained by collective servicers Matthew and Kimberly Solorio.
With the four machines installed at Hill Air Force Base, Fresh Healthy Vending grows its presence on military bases throughout the nation, with current placements at military bases including:
- Camp Pendleton, San Diego (26 machines)
- MCAS Miramar, San Diego (seven machines)
- Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Newport News, Va. (seven machines)
- McGuire Air Force Base, Burlington County, N.J. (five machines)
- Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colo. (four machines)
"We’re proud to add another military base to our locations’ portfolio and to introduce Fresh Healthy Vending to even more service men, women and their families with the installations at Hill Air Force Base," said Nick Yates, vice president of corporate operations for Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. "With the initiatives set forth by the federal government, the base is required to provide an efficient and convenient solution for healthy snacking and we’re excited to be a resource for achieving health and wellness goals."
Fresh Healthy Vending is also securing locations for six additional healthy vending combo machines in the surrounding area of Salt Lake City, which will also be maintained and operated by the Solorios.
As of 2013, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) launched its Healthy Base Initiative (HBI), a demonstration project for Operation Live Well, aimed at increasing the health and wellness of the total force, including civilians and family members. While HBI is designed to identify effective ways to improve the overall health and wellness of service members, families and civilians, specific efforts will focus on making informed nutritional food choices, increased physical activity, weight management and tobacco cessation.
Fresh Healthy Vending’s corporate owned operations division plans to continue seeking out current service partners, including established franchisees looking to grow their business with additional machines and locations into 2014.
For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the franchise program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit http://www.freshvending.com 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.
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’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 http://www.freshvending.com or call toll free 888-902-7558.
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Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.
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