San Diego, Calif. Becomes Latest Community To Embrace Sprout Healthy Vending

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Operator Eric Smith Sites ‘Social Responsibility’ As Main Influencer For New Venture

Sprout Healthy Vending, a national leader in taking the vending industry in a healthy direction at work, school and in the community, will be available to residents of San Diego, Calif. and the surrounding areas thanks to operator Eric Smith, who will be operating 5 machines to start.

A seasoned entrepreneur with a passion for making a difference, Smith was drawn to the Sprout business model and product line for a variety of reasons. “After looking at many different franchises, the Sprout Healthy Vending concept really stood out because I felt I would be able to make a difference on the local level; offering organic, natural and health-conscious products that I personally believe in while also bringing them to areas where they are currently not available,” said Smith. “But most importantly, the business model itself was really most in-line with who I am as a person. I will be able to sleep well at night knowing I am being authentic in my desire to operate in a socially responsible way, while making a positive impact in my community.”

After meeting with Sprout Co-founder Christopher Wyland and discussing the company with other successful Sprout operators throughout the U.S., Smith says that becoming part of the Sprout family was the best choice he could make. He adds that the team at Sprout has been instrumental in helping with choices such as locations and product offerings.

“Eric’s enthusiasm and commitment to a healthy community are the epitome of the values we have at Sprout Healthy Vending,” said Wyland. “San Diego is consistently rated as one of the most physically fit in the nation, known for a population seeking an active and healthy lifestyle. Together, they are a perfect fit.”

Smith, like many other operators, finds that the conveniences and perks of Sprout’s state-of-the-art machines are what caught his eye and kept his interest. “The great product assortment, as well as the ability of the machine to accept credit cards, and of course the inviting graphics that help to advertise the quality of contents of what’s being offered inside the machine is what drew me to these particular machines in the beginning,” he says.

But beyond the products and services, Smith describes the greater good his business will bring to San Diego. “It’s a health-conscious, socially responsible lifestyle business that I will feel a sense of inner satisfaction to be involved with at the end of each day,” he adds.

About Sprout Healthy Vending
Sprout Healthy Vending provides state-of-the-art vending technology, thousands of healthy and organic products and turnkey customer solutions for regional operators. Currently, Sprout Healthy Vending offers machines in 40 markets in the U.S. with 1,000 individual locations projected by the end of 2012. To learn more about the company, locations and products please visit or call (800) 450-7648.


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