America’s Largest Healthy Vending Company Formed Through Merger In Response to Market Demand for Healthy Snacking

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In response to strong market demand and growing interest in combatting child obesity, California-Based Vend Natural, Inc. Merges with Vend Natural Middle Atlantic to Answer Demand for Healthy Snacks nationwide.

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“I am thrilled that my vision for providing access to all people – especially kids – with arms-length access to healthy and organic snacks, has grown so quickly that a merger made sense, said Vend Natural’s founder and CEO, Gil Sanchez.

In response to growing market demand for healthy snacking alternatives, Vend Natural, Inc., America’s leading healthy vending company offering all natural and organic snacks, beverages and fresh cut fruit and vegetables, today announced its merger with Vend Natural Middle Atlantic to form the largest healthy and organic snacking company in the country. The company will operate under the name Vend Natural, with dual headquarters in Ventura, California - where the company was founded – and Annapolis, Maryland.

Vend Natural, founded less than three years ago by company CEO Gil Sanchez, was formed to address the declining health of our nation by providing healthier snacking alternatives to on-the-go individuals at schools, hospitals and businesses. The company’s mission is to support improved eating practices by offering healthy products that are easily accessible and affordable to everyone.

“I am thrilled that my vision for providing access to all people – especially kids – with arms-length access to healthy and organic snacks, has grown so quickly that a merger made sense, said Vend Natural’s founder and CEO, Gil Sanchez. “The new Vend Natural will be bigger, stronger and able to meet the demand for better, healthier snacking alternatives, and move us closer to achieving our company vision,” said Sanchez.

The merger was inspired to respond to growing demand for healthy snacking alternatives across the nation in schools, colleges and universities, hospitals, community centers and businesses. The new company, Vend Natural, brings together a management team with a proven track record and more than 120 years of combined business management, experience, including successes with many companies ranging from start-up ventures to public companies. With the merger, Vend Natural will offer new, dedicated technical service and general support telephone lines for immediate response trouble-shooting on machine operations.

“We know that healthy diets contribute to healthy minds and healthy minds learn, work and live better,” said William H. Carpenter, Jr., managing partner of Vend Natural Middle Atlantic and now President of Vend Natural. “Our combined company is in a strong position to ensure that our nation’s students, workers and community members have access to fresh fruits and vegetables and healthy snacking alternatives that transform how America thinks about snacking,” said Carpenter.

Vend Natural’s state-of-the-art machines offer a market-customized assortment of natural and organic snacks and beverages. Always looking to provide the healthiest options possible, Vend Natural recently announced an agreement with Del Monte Fresh Produce to offer an assortment of Del Monte’s fresh-cut fruits and vegetables in its machines as well.

Vend Natural is committed to environmental sustainability by ensuring its machines operate at the highest level of energy efficiency as they are made largely from recycled metals; operate with energy efficient LED lighting; are constructed with triple-pane glass and extraordinary insulation for the highest level of refrigeration integrity.

About Vend Natural
Vend Natural is based in Ventura, California and Annapolis, Maryland, and was inspired by the vision of helping to transform eating patterns by providing healthy snacking alternatives in convenient vending locations across America. Specializing in placements in schools, hospitals and businesses, Vend Natural currently operates more than 380 machines in 24 states with plans for significant growth over the next several years. The company is known for its innovative and environmentally-sensitive vending machine design offering state-of-the art, dual temperature-zoned, energy efficient machines that hold a large variety of both natural and organic snacks, beverages, and fresh fruit and vegetables. Vend Natural is proud that both its snacks and beverage products and healthy vending machines are made in America. The company is known for its fresh, bright, signature machine graphics featuring large, appealing illustrations of grapes, raspberries and its tag line, “Energize Your Body.” For more information, visit http://www.vendnatural.com.

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