Vend Natural announced the expansion of its operations in the Eugene, Ore. area. Lane Community College and South Eugene High School are Vend Natural's first customers. Adding to its growing footprint nationwide, Vend Natural of Oregon – managed by Portland native and company president Sean Duffy – will provide access to a full range of healthy convenience eating options to schools, universities, hospitals and other businesses in the metropolitan Eugene/Lane County community and beyond.
Vend Natural, founded 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.
"The Eugene metropolitan area – long known for its natural beauty and broad range of outdoor activities – is the perfect place to welcome healthy snacking alternatives in convenience eating," said Sean Duffy, former health care company executive and entrepreneur in a prepared statement. "We are all anxious to address the epidemic of childhood obesity and diabetes. Vend Natural's healthy snack machines, with their wide assortment of all natural, organic beverages and snacks, offer the right alternative to traditional high-fat, low nutritional value snacks in hospitals, schools and other public venues." Duffy continued, "We expect strong demand for our healthy snack machines across the Eugene area as others hear about the Vend Natural solution."
Vend Natural CEO Gil Sanchez said, "We are pleased to see leaders in the progressive Eugene area join our business across the country." "Sean Duffy is a strong operator with a real commitment to expanding Vend Natural's presence in his home state. As a long-time resident of the Portland area with a proven track record in business, Sean Duffy and his operating team are strongly invested in ensuring that their community never has to trade health for convenience."