Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Announces Largest Sale of 2013 with Franchisees out of North Carolina

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The first-time franchisees, Jerry and Yvonne Johnson, purchased 30 Fresh Healthy Vending machines to own and operate at locations throughout their territory

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Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), a leading healthy vending franchisor, announced its largest single sale of 2013 with newly appointed franchisees, husband and wife team, Jerry and Yvonne Johnson out of North Carolina.

Last month, the couple purchased 24 Fresh Healthy Vending Combo machines and six Fresh Healthy Touch machines to own and operate in North Carolina.

“Just as Yvonne and I were looking for a new business opportunity we could work on together, I heard about the Fresh Healthy Vending franchise,” said Jerry Johnson. “After learning more about the business model, we discovered that we were entering a progressive industry that would not require full-time attention, and would allow us to make healthy snack options available for our community.”

With his single purchase of 30 machines, the two will work as franchisees to service locations secured by Fresh Healthy Vending’s locations department throughout a 30-mile radius of Raleigh, as well as in North Carolina's Robeson, Scotland, Hoke and Cumberland Counties.

“Jerry and Yvonne Johnson came to Fresh Healthy Vending after selling a successful car dealership in North Carolina, looking for a new venture that had meaning, along with the potential financial returns they desired; something they believed in, most importantly,” said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “Jerry sits on the board for the local hospital and both are devoted to their community through their work for charities and activities centered around health and children. With the couple’s current involvement and presence throughout the region, we expect their venture into healthy vending to be rewarding for them both personally and professionally.”

December 2013 also marked the largest aggregate sales of Fresh Healthy Touch machines with a total of 20 sold to various franchisees, including the Johnsons. The interactive, user-focused machine boasts a 46-inch, 3D touchscreen powered by Intel Processor and is now available for purchase by current and new Fresh Healthy Vending franchisees.

“From the first phone call, we have been exceptionally pleased with the entire franchise process. It’s clear that the Fresh Healthy Vending team is passionate about their movement to spread health and wellness across the nation, but they’re also extremely invested in educating franchisees about how to maximize their respective businesses,” said Jerry Johnson. “In addition to the traditional Fresh Healthy Vending machines we’ve purchased, we believe the Touch machines will add an interactive element to healthy vending that will enhance the user experience and increase overall sales. We are genuinely excited to get the machines installed throughout our territory.”

The new machines provide local customers access to healthy snack and beverage options, such as smoothies, natural juices, fruit, granola bars, baked chips and natural sodas.

“With nationwide laws taking effect in 2014 banning junk food from school vending machines along with other new health programs on the upswing, our new and existing franchisees are seeing even more attractive opportunities for healthy vending options in locations throughout their communities and beyond,” Kennedy explained.

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Fresh Healthy Vending, based in San Diego, California, is a 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 new an recently introduced Healthy Vending Touch-the only 46” 3D interactive touch screen vending machine.

Fresh Healthy Vending 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 International, Inc.’s stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEN D.

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

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements
Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals, results and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. In addition to statements which explicitly describe risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with such terms as "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect Fresh Healthy Vending's actual results are described in Fresh Healthy Vending's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 and those referenced in its Form 10-Q filed for the quarterly period ended September 30, 2013. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on Fresh Healthy Vending's current beliefs and expectations. Fresh Healthy Vending undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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