Fresh Healthy Vending, International Inc. Reports December 2013 as Strongest Sales Month of the Year

The nation’s leading healthy vending franchisor sells 80 machines and adds five new franchisees, as new government standards are put in place for healthy snacks in schools

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San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 06, 2014

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, today announced that December was VEND's highest sales month for 2013. The company reported the sale of 60 Fresh Healthy Vending Combo and 20 Fresh Healthy Touch machines, to five new and two existing franchisees, scheduled for placement throughout territories in seven states across the nation. These additions amount to December sales that exceed $869,500.

The franchisees who purchased Fresh Healthy Vending machines last month will own and operate machines in their respective territories across South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas and Indiana.

“The new year has never looked more promising for Fresh Healthy Vending as we look back at the growth in sales during the last quarter of 2013 and plan ahead with confidence to continue territorial expansion and machine placement as we execute on our business plan to build out our franchisee base domestically and internationally in 2014,” said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “With national healthy snack mandates being implemented nationwide this year, it’s clear to us that the demand and opportunity to get involved with the business of healthy vending is at an all-time high.”

Going into effect this year, as part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, the USDA's Smart Snacks in School standard requires schools to sell food items that meet specific nutrition requirements in relation to calories, sodium, fat and sugar. Fresh Healthy Vending offers an extensive list of snacks that not only meet these requirements, but also offer more than enough suitable options to fill entire machines and meet the new standards.

“Beginning this year, about 5 million vending machines across the country will be required to provide calorie counts of their snacks under new labeling guidelines outlined in the Affordable Care Act. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the labeling requirements will help consumers make healthier snack choices,” said Kennedy. “The Fresh Healthy Vending Touch machine has 3D interactive calorie counts for all its healthy products already mapped in the machine software as we anticipated this regulation, meaning our franchisees can take advantage of the technology to gain firmer access and acceptance into more locations across the country supporting President Obama’s legislation.”

“Selling 20 Fresh Healthy Touch machines in December is extremely encouraging after launching this first-of-its-kind product just two months prior,” said Kennedy. “The responses for the Touch machines have been incredible, and we anticipate sales for this machine to grow as more franchisees are made aware of its capabilities and profitability as more are being installed in locations.”

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit http://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 appointed more than 205 franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas and is looking to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.

The company offers three different machines: The Healthy Vending Combo snack and drink machine, Healthy Vending Café that brews gourmet hot beverages in less than 40 seconds and the brand new Healthy Vending Touch-the only 46” 3D interactive touch screen vending machine.

The company has more than 2,300 machines installed in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other types of locations.

Fresh Healthy Vending believes that it is currently the only vending company providing a comprehensive integrated business model that:
1.    Has an integrative focus on securing qualified locations for vending machine placement on behalf of franchisees
2.    Has an in-house products department which creates specialized menus specific to each location
3.    Has a corporate owned machine division that serves as a “test-kitchen” to provide an independent revenue stream
4.    Provides franchisees with best practices obtained and enhanced by experience of directly operating machines and managing routes
5.    Delivers a one of a kind franchise coaching program to assist franchisees with developing their healthy vending business using the company’s Steps to Success Program

Fresh Healthy Vending’s stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEND.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit http://www.freshvending.com or call toll free 888-902-7558.

Forward-Looking Statement Notice

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” as defined by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in the press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made based on experience, expected future developments and other factors the Company believes are appropriate under the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company and may not materialize. Investors are cautioned that any such statements are not guarantees of future performance. The contents of this release should be considered in conjunction with the warnings, risk factors and cautionary statements contained in the Company’s recent filings with the SEC. Furthermore, the Company does not intend, and is not obligated, to update publicly any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.


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