March 03, 2015 // Franchising.com // Culver City, Calif. – There exists a huge gap in today's corporate wellness programs. While many corporations offer perks such as gym memberships, health screenings and nutritional education, they lack a major piece of the wellness puzzle – easy access to nutrition. H.U.M.A.N. (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition), America's leading distributor of convenient healthy snack foods, is closing this gap, strengthening workplace health and wellness programs by providing local businesses with its customized Micro Markets, snack delivery services and vending machines. After selling five million healthy snacks in 2014 and impacting two million lives, HUMAN expects to sign 50 new franchise agreements in 2015.
The brand's customized platforms serve as a tool for corporations to optimize their existing wellness programs and make them more effective. HUMAN's Micro Markets, which are self-service natural food stores; SnackNation, which is a convenient snack delivery service; and vending machines, which are stocked with an unbelievable variety of great tasting healthful foods, allow workplaces to provide easy access to nutrition, improve employee health, boost morale, increase productivity and slash healthcare costs. Some of the country's most prominent and innovative companies are embracing HUMAN's platforms, including Apple, Wells Fargo, HP, BlueCross BlueShield and Tesla.
"Imagine an employee leaving a company health and wellness seminar only to find junk food in the company's vending machine. This is a major disconnect many organizations face. As workplaces begin to respond to the cachet of modernized wellness programs for new age employees, it is our goal to fill this void in the wellness puzzle through our customized platforms," said HUMAN Co-Founder and CEO, Sean Kelly. "Creativity and innovation have been key drives to our success. By the end of 2015 we aim to vastly increase the number of Micro Markets and vending machines workplaces nationwide, maximizing access to healthy snacks and optimizing workplace engagement."
With the average age of the world population being under 30 and with one billion young people entering the workforce, HUMAN has been aggressively expanding into the corporate arena, leading the charge to revolutionize outdated corporate wellness programs and cater to the new age employee – the millennial. The millennial workforce has rejected the fitness trends of the past, which most corporate wellness programs are built on, and have created their own path to health and wellness. This new age employee wants perks, but not for the reasons you think. They want perks not for what they are, but for what they mean and their ability to enhance individual purpose and meaning. At a time when attracting and retaining top talent is more difficult than ever, offering the right perks is essential to creating an engaged, happy and healthy workforce.
As the industry is just beginning to catch onto the trend of modernizing corporate wellness programs, HUMAN is leading the movement, disrupting the $42 billion vending industry with a network of more than 150 franchisees serving more than 2,000 healthy food Micro Markets and vending machines across 45 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
For more information on having a Micro Market, SnackNation delivery service or healthy vending machine at your location, visit http://www.healthyvending.com/locations or call 310-845-7745. For more information on HUMAN and the franchise opportunity, visit http://www.healthyvendingteam.com.
HUMAN is America's premier healthy foods distribution platform. HUMAN strengthens health and wellness programs by providing the piece that has been missing, easy access to healthy food and drink options. Through customized Micro-Markets, snack delivery services and vending machines, HUMAN optimizes workplace engagement and delivers on its vision "to make healthy food more convenient than junk food." With more than 2,000 locations across 45 U.S. States, Canada, and Puerto Rico, the "better-for-you" platform delivers a wide variety of healthy snacks, fresh produce, coffees, and locally-sourced foods. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN healthy storefronts provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content.
HUMAN Healthy Vending has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as the #168th Fastest Growing Private Company in America, by Entrepreneur as one of its "Top 100 Brilliant Companies" and by Forbes as one of "America's Most Promising Companies" for two consecutive years.
HUMAN donates 10 percent of profits to charities that fight the causes of childhood obesity and malnutrition, with a predominate recipient of those funds being HUMAN's non-profit arm, HUMAN Everywhere.
SOURCE HUMAN Healthy Vending