SAN DIEGO, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- (OTCQB: VEND) Fresh Healthy Vending will be debuting the Fresh Micro Market: its sleek, consumer-focused, healthy dispensing system, to the vending industry for the first time from April 22-24 at the NAMA OneShow at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. This automated and comprehensive modular unit features state-of-the-art software and technology, including: an iOS operating system, iPad technology and a convenient mobile based loyalty application that boasts easy to use features and robust functionality.
According to Founder & Chairman Nick Yates, "this is a high growth, exciting but untapped industry segment for us and our franchisees. Our market and product research and due diligence review of third-party industry options, including a possible acquisition, led us to develop and manufacture the new proprietary Micro Markets that we are proud to introduce today. We fine-tuned the hardware components and powerful software features of our Fresh Micro Markets to present what in our view can become the segment leader that generates rapid market penetration and revenue growth for our Franchisees and our own corporate operations."
The high-tech, self-checkout Fresh Micro Market features cashless payment options (i.e. credit/debit card, prepaid market loyalty cards, Google e-wallet and payment platforms such as PayPal) that are most often installed in corporate locations, allowing for an in-house convenience store with almost no practical size restrictions on items sold while generally eliminating stuck vending products. In addition, Fresh Micro Markets take up the same size floor space as full-size vending machines and allow for multiple product purchases in a single transaction. Further, the Energy-Star rated unit is equipped with camera monitoring with tiered levels of recording based on security needs.
Yates is "excited to introduce the Fresh Micro Market to the industry. I know that there's a place for vending operators to become Franchisees and to take advantage of all of our services. We're extremely eager to showcase this product and to add more Franchisees to our ever-growing network."
The Fresh Healthy Vending booth will be located in space 1642 in the Northwest corner on the South side of the New Exhibitor Pavilion and close to the Mojave Grill.
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 over 200 active franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas, and continually looks to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.
The Company has booked over 2,500 machines for placement in schools, universities, hospitals, community centers, military bases, airports, fitness facilities, YMCAs, libraries and many other locations.
Fresh Healthy Vending's stock is traded on the OTC Markets, Symbol: VEND.
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