SAN DIEGO - October 14, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor, announces 120 locations secured in September, for the intended placement of healthy snack machines across the country. Rounding the quarter ended September 30, 2014, the Company has entered into 310 location agreements on behalf of its franchise network, representing a milestone in the Company’s history.
"We are extremely pleased our restructuring efforts are starting to show positive results so soon. Our locations procurement team has done an outstanding job this quarter," stated newly appointed CEO, Art Budman. "Securing top shelf locations is a cornerstone to the success of our turnkey business model. With such a successful result securing locations this quarter, we expect to have a new wave of franchisees up and running shortly."
Once again, educational facilities made up the majority of September’s secured locations, as Fresh Healthy Vending supports the efforts of the USDA's Smart Snacks in School regulation that indicates that all foods sold a la carte, in the school store and vending machines will need to meet certain nutritional standards. Fresh Healthy Vending’s website platform, www.freshandhealthy.org, caters to the new USDA guidelines and supports locations looking to implement a healthy vending program.
For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the franchise program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit www.freshvending.com or call toll free 888-902-7558.
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 more than 185 active franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and actively looks to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.
The Company offers three different vending options: (i) the Healthy Vending Combo snack and drink machine, (ii) the Healthy Vending Touch - a 46" 3D interactive touch screen vending machine, and (iii) the Fresh Micro Market.
The Company has booked over 2,300 machines for placement in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other locations.
Fresh Healthy Vending provides a comprehensive integrated business model that:
1. Has an integrative focus on securing qualified locations for vending machine placement on behalf of franchisees;
2. Has an in-house products department which creates specialized menus specific to each location;
3. Has a corporate owned machine division to provide an independent revenue stream separate from franchise sales;
4. Provides franchisees with best practices obtained and enhanced by experience of directly operating machines and managing routes;
5. 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 on 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 www.freshvending.com or call toll free 888-902-7558.
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