Vend Natural Selected To Provide Total Vending Services For The University Of Virginia

April 17, 2015
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Annapolis, MD – April 15, 2015 – Maryland-based Vend Natural was selected to provide all vending services to the University of Virginia (UVA) in Charlottesville, including healthy snacks and beverages, Coke, Pepsi and traditional products, announced Vend Natural’s CEO William H. Carpenter, Jr. The company currently operates in 14 states and continues to bring its focus on customer service and state-of-the-art technology to a diverse customer base.

Vend Natural ( was selected for its successful track record in the healthy vending industry, its environmentally sound, state-of-the-art machines and supporting technologies, and its extensive array of natural and organic snacks and drinks. Vend Natural is the oldest healthy vending company in the industry and specializes in providing colleges, universities, municipalities, schools, hospitals and businesses with healthier snacks and drinks to combat skyrocketing rates of obesity for both adults and teenagers. Vend Natural will operate the traditional vending machines in partnership with a leader in the food services industry.

“We are proud to be entrusted with the opportunity to enhance vending options for UVA’s students, faculty, administration and visitors with healthier alternatives,” said Vend Natural CEO William Carpenter said. “There is no doubt that University leadership understands the connection between better nutrition and improved learning outcomes. They are setting a strong standard and sending a clear message that will be emulated by others in higher education,” said Carpenter.

Vend Natural’s array of healthy snacks and drinks are already in place at the University of Virginia through its dual-zone machines – that carry both snacks and chilled drinks. The high-tech and brightly colored Vend Natural dual-zone machines will carry a wide selection of both refrigerated drinks and ambient temperature snacks such as all natural chips and popcorn, low fat health bars, natural coconut water and more. The product assortment also includes a full range of gluten-free, sugar free, high protein and lower fat products as well an assortment of fresh fruits, yogurt, organic fruit smoothies, cottage cheese and hummus. Installation of these machines was completed October 2014.

Recognizing the importance of both water and coffee to a campus community, Vend Natural will also be providing EVIVE Station brand beverage kiosks through the grounds, capable of cleaning a reusable Bottle and refilling with your choice of purified, chilled water or a refreshing ‘Efused’ fruit infused flavored water. The company will also provide on-demand, Rubi brand gourmet coffee stations in various locations.

Vend Natural was formed to address the declining health of our nation and skyrocketing teenage and adult obesity rates by providing healthier snacking alternatives to 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.

Vend Natural is the only healthy snacking company in the country that not only partners with business owners coast to coast, but also owns and operates its own machines in Maryland, Washington D.C. and Virginia. This enables the company to test new equipment and products before full roll-out and provides an experience- honed training and customer service operation for its distributors. “We don’t just ‘sell’ the business; we are in the business, which makes us significantly more knowledgeable about what works and what doesn’t,” said Mr. Carpenter. “And, I believe the customer experience we deliver has been the driving force in our success.”

About Vend Natural

Vend Natural is America’s oldest and fastest-growing healthy snacking company and is based in Annapolis, Maryland. The company was inspired by the vision of helping to transform eating patterns by providing healthy snacking alternatives in convenient vending locations across America. Specializing in placements in schools, hospitals and businesses, The company’s commitment to growth is based on selecting sound locations, highly motivated distributors who share the vision for a healthier America and attracting, retaining and delighting customers who discover healthier products at exceptional values.

The company is known for its innovative and environmentally-sensitive vending machine design offering state-of-the art, dual temperature-zoned, energy efficient machines that hold a large variety of both natural organic snacks and beverages. Vend Natural is also known for its fresh, bright, signature machine graphics featuring large, appealing illustrations of grapes, raspberries and its tag line, “Snack Better. Live Better.” Vend Natural was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year award in Maryland for 2010. For more information, visit


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