Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, today announced that the February 2014 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine has ranked Fresh Healthy Vending as tied for 67 th among fastest growing companies in the U.S. and Canada, who are named in Entrepreneur's 2014 Franchise 500. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, the companies on this year’s list are ranked based on growth in number of open and operating U.S. and Canadian units from July 31, 2012 – July 31, 2013, with any ties listed alphabetically. “Being ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine in the fastest-growing companies category, alongside other leading entrepreneurial companies doing significant franchise business throughout North America, is a testament to our committed, strong business model and the rapidly expanding trend of healthy vending,” said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “We attribute this ranking to our steadfast dedication to ensuring that each franchisee is equipped, educated and supported with the resources needed to build a successful and sustainable franchise.” The distinction comes as Fresh Healthy Vending, earlier this month, reported that December 2013 was the strongest sales month of the year. The company reported that it sold 80 machines and added five new franchisees as new government standards are being put in place to mandate healthy snacks in schools. To date, Fresh Healthy Vending boasts over 210 franchises sold throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. “With regular product innovation, the increasing expansion of our corporate owned operations division, and new federal healthy snacking laws being mandated for schools throughout the U.S., we are experiencing increased interest from current and new franchisees; we hope to be well within the top 50 fastest growing companies at this time next year,” said Kennedy. For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the Franchise Program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit 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 sold more than 210 franchises 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