Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Inks New Deal with United Natural Foods, Inc.
New three-year deal will solidify national distribution for Fresh franchisees with an increased discount.
SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2015 // PRNewswire // -- Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, announces its signing of a new three-year deal with United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: UNFI) offering its franchisees an additional discount on food purchases.
"We are extremely pleased to be partnered with the largest publicly traded distributor of natural and organic products in North America. Our new deal solidifies our ability to continue offering the largest selection of healthy snacks and drinks to our franchisees and their customers," stated Art Budman, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. "Additionally, having a prime vendor agreement with UNFI leverages the buying power of our franchisees. This will certainly make a positive impact on their bottom line."
UNFI is the leading independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products including nutritional supplements, personal care items and organic produce, in the United States. They strive to provide the widest selection of natural and organic, wellness, and specialty food products of the highest quality, consistently high in-stock service levels, dependable on-time deliveries, highly competitive pricing, and outstanding marketing programs and services.
"Fresh Healthy Vending was our first national vending account and now represents our largest independently owned and operated national vending customer. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Fresh Healthy Vending, North America's leading healthy vending franchise," stated David Chavez, Director of Sales, Foodservice. "This new agreement reflects the continued evolution of our relationship and secures distribution with our largest franchisor for the next three years."
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.
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 more than 200 active franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and continually looks to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.
The Company has booked over 2,500 machines for placement in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other locations.
Fresh Healthy Vending's stock is traded on the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEND.
About United Natural Foods
United Natural Foods, Inc. (http://www.unfi.com) carries and distributes more than 80,000 products to more than 40,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. The Company serves a wide variety of retail formats including conventional supermarket chains, natural product superstores, independent retail operators and the food service channel. United Natural Foods, Inc. was ranked by Fortune in 2012 as one of its "Most Admired American Companies," and chosen by Food Logistics Magazine as one of its 2012 Top 20 Green Providers.
Cautionary note on forward-looking statements
Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals, results and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, terms and availability of financing, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. In addition to statements, which explicitly describe risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with such terms as "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "feels," "anticipates," "proposes," "proposed," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect Fresh Healthy Vending's actual results are described in Fresh Healthy Vending's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Form 10-Q's for the quarterly periods ended December 31, 2014 and September 30, 2014 and its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on Fresh Healthy Vending's current beliefs and expectations. Fresh Healthy Vending undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
SOURCE Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.
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