San Diego, CA (PRWEB) March 10, 2014
Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America’s leading healthy vending franchisor secured locations for 58 healthy snack machines across the country in February; of that number, 23 are in businesses that teach and support health and fitness.
Securing locations where franchisees will install their machines are part of the company’s franchise services. The fast-growing franchisor provides a variety of prime locations for its machines and has determined prime placements to yield optimal performance.
Many of the February locations secured are in health and fitness facilities such as Boy and Girls Club in Brockton, Mass.; Strong Martial Arts in Richmond, Texas; Dance City & the Arts in Southington, Conn.; Swim Jim in Houston, Texas and Lake Park YMCA in Lake Park, Ga.
Recent federal and other mandates for healthy foods for America’s youth have also been a factor in the heightened demand for healthy snack options. The company continues to grow its footprint in public, charter and private middle and high schools, libraries and museums, Boys and Girls Clubs and YMCAs.
Additional new locations in February include South Point High School in Phoenix, Ariz.; Pendleton Heights Middle School in Pendleton, Ind.; Apple Store in Santa Rosa, Calif.; Shipman Technologies in Durham, N.C.; East Lake Community Library in Palm Harbor, Fla. and VA Medical Center in New York, N.Y. These types of locations have seen increased product sales where quality food choices are readily available for patients, visitors and staff around the clock.
“We have always done well in schools; now more and more we see work places and fitness facilities embracing healthy vending,” said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “Now, children have healthy options at school, parents have access to healthy vending at work and families are enjoying Fresh Healthy Vending during their leisure time together.”
Fresh Healthy Vending offers financial grants to qualified locations around the country that are prepared to provide healthy vending options to their customers. To encourage communities to offer nourishing snacks, the company created FreshandHealthy.org to motivate managers at eligible locations to sign up for FREE Healthy Vending machines. Fresh Healthy Vending also offers additional monthly financial incentives to keep the healthy machines in the locations it secures.
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 to provide an independent revenue stream separate to franchise sales
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.
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