Sprout Healthy Vending Continues Nationwide Expansion into Erie, Colorado

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The Erie Community Benefits From Valentina Ries' Choice to Bring Healthy Vending Machines to the Area

Irvine-based Sprout Healthy Vending is bringing health food vending to Erie, Colorado thanks to operator, Valentina Ries. Sprout Healthy Vending is a national leader in taking the vending industry in a healthy direction at work, school and in the community.

As a registered nurse and fitness instructor, Ries finds it peculiar that there aren’t any healthy choices already out there. “When I take my two kids out to museums, recreation centers etc., I always find myself wishing there were healthier snack options in the vending machines.”

Ries continues, “My son was admitted a few months ago to the local children’s hospital. At midnight the only products available for hungry parents were saltines, animal crackers and standard vending machine snacks. This largely contributed to my passion in providing healthier snacking options, especially for those stressed or needing to fuel their bodies with better ingredients. I am a registered nurse, fitness instructor and business coach, so owning a healthy vending business will combine all aspects of health I’m passionate about; nutrition, body and mind.”

After her son was in the hospital, and realizing the lack of nutritional offerings in the machines, Ries knew she wanted to find a way to be the one to offer healthier snacks to her community. She saw the need for it and knew there was a way she just wasn’t sure how. Ries then set out to find a business that could fuel her passion in maintaining a nutritious, healthy lifestyle as well as inspire others to do the same.

“I believe the Colorado community will embrace the concept and the popularity of healthier options for patrons, kids, students, and parents. I foresee healthier options becoming more the standard in the future,” states Ries. She hopes that she can motivate the people of Erie and gain their support in her new endeavor. It is a large market, she believes, that has been untapped until now.

“Ries is a perfect operator in many ways,” Co-Founder Chris Wyland states. “She is very passionate and shows dedication in maintaining her own healthy lifestyle which reflects in her business. With a market like Erie, Colorado we were sure she would do well but she has exceeded our expectations and has made small, but impactful changes to the communities she has come in contact with. We are thrilled with her success so far and we look forward to watching her expand even further.”

When asked to describe Sprout Healthy Vending in her own words, several words come to Ries’ mind, “Organic, supportive, innovating, inspiring. The Sprout team has been so helpful and caring throughout the process and I am so excited for the future!”

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 http://www.sprouthealthyvending.com or call (800) 450-7648.


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