Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. Reports Highest Sales Growth for 2013 in Month of November

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With the addition of 57 secured locations and four new franchisees, leading healthy vending company increases its presence in nine states

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November was our best month in sales for 2013 and tells us that Fresh Healthy Vending is charging into 2014 stronger than ever before.

San Diego, Calif. – (December 2, 2013) – Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.(OTC: VEND), a leading healthy vending franchisor, today reported its highest sales month in 2013 with the appointment of four new franchisees, additional Fresh Healthy Vending “Combo” machines purchased by current franchisees and 57 newly secured location contracts in the month of November.

Adding to the 59 Fresh Healthy Vending “Combo” machines sold to Fresh Healthy Vending franchisees, November marks the first-ever sale of a Fresh Healthy Vending “Touch”: the latest addition to the line of healthy vending machines, incorporating interactive touchscreens, HD video and multimedia displays. Fresh Healthy Vending’s St. Paul, Minn. franchisees will own and operate the Fresh Healthy Vending Touch in their community. The Fresh Healthy Vending “Touch” machine retails for an average of $14,000 while the “Combo” machine retails for an average of $10,000.

“We’re of course naturally pleased that our performance in November is in line with our sales targets for the month. But we are also very mindful of remaining committed to serving and reinforcing our growing family of franchisees as we continue to implement our Fresh Healthy Vending operations within our dynamic and growing industry,” reported Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.

The November location contracts secured by Fresh Healthy Vending in Connecticut, Texas, Florida, California, Minnesota, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia and Indiana will be home to Fresh Healthy Vending machines, owned and maintained by franchisees in their respective territories.

“November was our best month in sales for 2013 and tells us that Fresh Healthy Vending is charging into 2014 stronger than ever before,” said Kennedy. “We attribute these positive sales metrics to the abundant interest for our Fresh Healthy Vending products, as well as a sustainable business model that engages franchisees and partners who are personally and professionally committed to the business.”

In its largest single franchise sale of the year, Fresh Healthy Vending sold 29 machines to a franchisee in Miami, Fla. As a degreed civil engineer from Venezuela, he is an entrepreneur who plans to own and operate up to 50 machines.

Fresh Healthy Vending also secured its first franchisees in the San Antonio, Texas territory with six machines, four of which will be placed at the Lackland Air Force Base. This brings the total number of Fresh Healthy Vending franchisees in Texas to 21.

Another new franchisee, in the Orlando, Fla. market, recently left his outside sales career to focus on a owning a socially responsible business with the purchase of 15 Fresh Healthy Vending machines.

Fresh Healthy Vending also appointed a franchisee who has committed to own and operate five machines in the Cleveland, Ohio market.

Locations secured in November include places such as Hartford Boys & Girls Club, in Connecticut; Perez Art Museum, in Florida; Southwestern Regional Medical Center, in Georgia; San Diego Natural History Museum, in California, and other locations with attractive foot traffic surveys.

The Fresh Healthy Vending machine locations secured in November are some of more than 2,000 locations throughout North America, with locations in office lunch rooms, school campuses, community centers, shopping malls, hospitals and other institutions and businesses. As of November 2013, Fresh Healthy Vending has appointed over 209 franchisees.

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.

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 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:

  •     Has an integrative focus on securing qualified locations for vending machine placement on behalf of franchisees
  •     Has an in-house products department which creates specialized menus specific to each location
  •     Has a corporate owned machine division that serves as a “test-kitchen” to provide an independent revenue stream
  •     Provides franchisees with best practices obtained and enhanced by experience of directly operating machines and managing routes
  •     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: 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 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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