Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) April 24, 2013
HUMAN Healthy Vending (http://www.healthyvending.com), the nation’s leading franchisor of healthy vending machine businesses, has announced that it has become a Preferred Vending Partner of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools – a nonprofit representing 1200 membership cosmetology schools. HUMAN Healthy Vending is the first and only healthy vending company to launch a strategic partnership with AACS.
HUMAN Healthy Vending, headquartered in Culver City, Calif., places high-tech and eco-friendly healthy vending machines in schools, gyms, hospitals, corporate and government locations and cosmetology schools around the world. HUMAN’s machines vend healthful snacks and beverages, including fresh fruit, minimally-processed snack bars and locally-sourced products.
Currently, HUMAN Healthy Vending has healthy vending machines in schools at Paul Mitchell in Las Vegas, Nev., Spokane, Wash. and Frederick, Md. and at Aveda schools in New York, N.Y., Lafayette, La. and San Antonio, Texas.
“We at AACS are excited about our partnership with HUMAN Healthy Vending. Our association promotes and celebrates careers in beauty and wellness and an important element in creating a beautiful individual is the connection with wellness,” said Jim Cox, executive director of AACS. “I believe the HUMAN Healthy Vending program will be well received by our member schools that endeavor to provide a complete beauty and wellness experience for their students and clients.”
One Paul Mitchell location in Houston raised $4,000.00 in commissions from its healthy vending machines, which it then donated to charity. “We first started with one machine as a test trial. It was so successful that we went into a second vending machine that actually included meals that we could preheat and now we’re contemplating on adding two more,” said Todd Weiss, co-director of Paul Mitchell in Houston.
What does this partnership mean for HUMAN franchisees across the country:
1) Franchisees provide AACS students/future professionals with convenient access to nutrition education and healthful food and beverage options, including hot meals
2) Franchisees have increased access to high-traffic AACS schools in their area
3) Franchisees have increased visibility and impact in their local communities
AACS Locations with a HUMAN Healthy Vending program will gain:
1) Healthful food and beverage options for students/future professionals, including hot meals
2) Energy savings compared to traditional vending equipment
3) Increased value-add for AACS schools, which adds to their overall marketability
About HUMAN Healthy Vending
HUMAN (Helping Unite Mankind and Nutrition) Healthy Vending’s mission is to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. HUMAN accomplishes this by placing high-tech and eco-friendly vending machines that only vend better-for-you foods and drinks, including fresh produce and locally-sourced foods, in schools, hospitals, gyms and corporate locations across the world. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN machines provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content. HUMAN currently has more than 1000 machines placed across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.
HUMAN Healthy Vending has been ranked by Entrepreneur as one of its “Top 100 Brilliant Companies” and by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” (two years in a row).
HUMAN donates 10% of profits to charities that fight the causes of childhood obesity and malnutrition, with a predominate recipient of those funds being HUMAN’s non-profit arm, HUMAN Everywhere. HUMAN Everywhere’s mission is to leverage the power of social entrepreneurship to improve the nation’s collective health by increasing access to nutrition education and healthful foods while advocating for public policy that contributes to these goals.
About American Association of Cosmetology Schools
Founded in 1924, the American Association of Cosmetology Schools represents nearly 1,200 member cosmetology schools in North America. AACS is a source committed to elevating the beauty and wellness industry as a premier career choice. For more information please visit http://www.beautyschools.org.