San Diego, Calif. – (June 19, 2014) –Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.(OTC Markets: VEND), North America's leading healthy vending franchisor, welcomes Sidney Rice, Seattle Seahawks’ wide receiver as the newest member of its franchise family. Rice purchased 17 Fresh Healthy Vending combo machines for placement in and around Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The Company’s team has been tasked with securing machine locations such as school campuses, community centers and local businesses.
Sidney Rice is the second Seattle Seahawks player to become a Fresh Healthy Vending franchisee this year, after his fellow Seahawks teammate, Michael Robinson, purchased 10 combo machines in March.
Rice spent the majority of his youth playing sports in South Carolina, all while leading an active lifestyle in preparation for his big break during the 2007 NFL draft. Now, an NFL veteran, Rice holds the NFL record for the most touchdown receptions in a playoff game.
“I started really focusing on my health about five and a half years ago, realizing what an essential role diet played in the body’s performance and recovery. Knowing this, I wanted to get involved in something that would further extend my personal view on health, while also making a great investment decision. After doing immense research, Fresh Healthy Vending kept showing up as one of the best in its category, so I decided to move forward with it,” said Rice. “Healthy living should be an option for everyone and I want to be a role model for that, giving my hometown the means to make those same, healthy choices.”
“It’s no surprise to our Fresh Healthy Vending team that professional athletes, such as Rice and Robinson, are turning to a business venture that aligns directly with their own health-focused lifestyles, as well as the lifestyles they aspire for their communities and, particularly, the youth population,” said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. “Today, we are honored to add another football and sports icon to our growing franchise network.”
For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the franchise program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit http://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 appointed more than 230 franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas and actively looks to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs whom share its vision.
The Company offers three different vending options: (i) the Healthy Vending Combo snack and drink machine, (ii) the Healthy Vending Touch - a 46” 3D interactive touch screen vending machine, and (iii) the Fresh Micro Market.
The Company has installed machines in more than 2,500 schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other locations.
Fresh Healthy Vending believes that it is currently the only vending company providing a comprehensive integrated business model that:
1. Has an integrative focus on securing qualified locations for vending machine placement on behalf of franchisees;
2. Has an in-house products department which creates specialized menus specific to each location;
3. Has a corporate owned machine division to provide an independent revenue stream separate from franchise sales;
4. Provides franchisees with best practices obtained and enhanced by experience of directly operating machines and managing routes;
5. 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’s stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Symbol: 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 http://www.freshvending.com or call toll free 888-902-7558.
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