March 29, 2016 // Franchising.com // SAN DIEGO – Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND), the nation’s leading healthy vending franchisor announced today the selection of Los Angeles-based Konnect Agency as its agency of record for public relations services. Konnect will assist and drive PR initiatives and build media relations for both the Fresh Healthy Vending brand products, as well as the recently announced Reis and Irvy’s frozen yogurt kiosks.
Fresh Healthy Vending is a socially responsible franchisor dedicated to making healthy snacks, drinks and fresh foods available to people across North America and beyond. The company recently announced an agreement with Robofusion, Inc. for an exclusive licensing deal as the exclusive franchisor, direct seller and corporate operator of the Reis and Irvy’s frozen yogurt vending kiosks. This development, as well as plans for future expansion, led to the search for a franchise-focused PR partner.
“As we looked ahead for not only Fresh Healthy Vending and the newly announced Reis and Irvy’s brand, we wanted a strategic partner that was familiar with our category space and was driven to help drive our business in the right direction,” said Paul Schmidt, Chief Marketing Officer for FHV. “Konnect’s strong track record of success with clients in the franchise and food & beverage space position them well to play an integral role in developing and executing marketing and communications initiatives that will help Fresh Healthy Vending and our franchisees thrive.”
“We’re excited to expand our franchise portfolio with a brand dedicated to innovation in the vending sector,” said Sabina Gault, CEO of Konnect Agency. “We can’t wait to help push the launch of the Reis & Irvy’s over the top and show consumers and potential franchisees how special they are.”
Konnect is an award-winning agency with proven success and business acumen that provides public relations, marketing, social media and content creation services designed to elevate companies in the franchise arena.
For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, please visit http://www.freshvending.com. More information on Konnect is available at http://www.konnect-pr.com.
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 to serve the growing market of health-conscious consumers. The Company has over 240 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 2,900 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.
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Konnect Agency is a mid-size, full service integrated marketing and public relations agency with headquarters in Los Angeles and offices in Austin, Texas and New York. The firm specializes in food and beverage, franchise, baby and children’s products, and lifestyle clients. Since its start in 2009, this dedicated team of marketers and communications specialists has made it their goal to create ROI-driven campaigns, drive strategic initiatives, land targeted media placement opportunities and deliver results that cater to the specific needs of each client. For more information about Konnect Agency, please visit http://www.konnect-pr.com. More from Konnect is available on their blog at http://konnect-pr.com/konnect-daily/ and on social media via Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
SOURCE Fresh Healthy Vending