“HealthyYOU Vending offers our distributors over 1,100 different healthy products to choose from while the machines themselves stock 21 snack and 8 drink selections," said HealthyYOU Vending President Mike Burnett.
Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) November 18, 2013
Mike Burnett and Jeff Marsh were ahead of their time when they launched into the vending business over 14 years ago with 1.800.VENDING. Drawing on their combined 30+ years of experience in the traditional vending industry, they determined that Americans deserved and wanted healthier alternatives to traditional vending staples like soda, chips, cookies and snack cakes. They created HealthyYOU Vending, a division of 1.800.VENDING to provide those healthier options.
Over 5,000 customers/operators later, and with nearly 100,000 vending machines sold nationwide, they’re thrilled to know that in a small way, they’ve been helping combat obesity while providing entrepreneurs with a viable business opportunity. Their HealthyYOU Vending machines can be found in businesses, schools and universities, and retail and entertainment venues throughout the United States.
“HealthyYOU Vending offers our distributors over 1,100 different healthy products to choose from while the healthy vending machines themselves stock 21 snack and 8 drink selections. We even have a modular, optional entrée & side dish vendor that connects to our main snack and drink unit. This provides our distributors a way to increase their earning capacity by offering up to 80 meals – in addition to the snacks & drinks. If you’re working late or just need an afternoon pick-me-up, wouldn’t you rather choose from a CLIF bar, apple chips, fruit smoothie or Asian noodle dish rather than a Snickers bar or Cheetos?” said HealthyYOU Vending President Mike Burnett.
Those seemingly small food choices can have a big potential impact on weight gain and nutrition. According to a recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), almost 20% of our daily calorie supply comes from snack food. A similar study states that working men and women eat an average of 25% of their meals outside the home. It’s no wonder that vending has become $40+ billion industry.
Many health-conscious Americans are now steering away from carbonated drinks, including diet drinks, which have long been a staple of traditional vending machines. According to Beverage Digest, American consumed an average of 54 gallons a year of carbonated soft drinks in 1998 versus 43.8 gallons in 2012, with diet soft drink consumption also declining the last 6 years. Americans are opting for healthy energy drinks, waters and tea instead.
Some of the healthy drinks featured in HealthyYOU Vending’s machines include: lowfat fruit smoothies, natural teas, healthy energy drinks, flavored and sparkling waters and non-carbonated juices. A sampling of available healthy snacks includes: fruit leather, nutritional bars, natural and organic chips, cookies and crackers, etc.
Distributors can also choose to offer healthy snacks and meals that are gluten-free, kosher, vegetarian, sugar-free, organic, etc., to meet the needs of their patrons.
“Our distributors love being able to choose the products that go in their machines. In fact, many of them choose to work with our company specifically because we do offer healthier alternatives to traditional vending machines. They have chosen healthy lifestyles themselves and want to promote healthy eating in our schools and workplaces,” said Jeff Marsh, Vice President at HealthyYOU Vending.
To find out more about HealthyYOU Vending, go to http://www.HealthyYouVending.com.
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HealthyYOU Vending is the world leader in the healthy vending industry. Founded by seasoned vending veterans Mike Burnett and Jeff Marsh, their corporate offices are located in Kaysville, Utah. All company vending machines are privately manufactured in the United States at a state-of-the-art facility. Distributorship opportunities for serious-minded entrepreneurs are currently available.