SOURCE: Goldman Small Cap Research, Inc.

December 03, 2013 14:14 ET

Fresh Healthy Vending's Shares Could Double From Current Levels

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Dec 3, 2013) - Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and micro cap sectors, notes that in an article published today on Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND), a leading healthy vending franchisor, the continued achievement of key milestone events could return the stock to the $4.00 level, which is essentially a doubling of its present share price.

California-based Fresh Healthy Vending is a leading healthy vending franchisor that 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 205 franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas. Fresh Healthy Vending 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. 

In an effort to fight obesity and diabetes, schools and colleges around the country are replacing the traditional vending machines that offer high-sugar, high calorie, and high fat foods with those that offer healthy foods. In fact, many school systems throughout the U.S. are mandated to replace the existing installed base of products with healthier options. The problem is that many of the vending machines in the $42 billion industry are ill-equipped to truly offer healthier alternatives. As a result, the current machines must be taken out and replaced by better options.

Enter VEND.

The company offers three different machines: The Healthy Vending Combo snack and drink machine, Healthy Vending Cafe 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 is hitting on all cylinders as outlined by a very positive news release earlier this week. Fresh Healthy Vending announced that November sales were the company's highest monthly sales ever, highlighted by the addition of 57 new location contracts and the first sale of the Healthy Vending Touch machine. Separately, the company also added a number of new franchisees during the month.

The stock reached a peak of $4.05 and sold off following an article on Seeking Alpha which offered a differing opinion on the company's prospects. The subsequent sell-off presents a great opportunity for investors to step in at an attractive price that happens to be on the heels of the solid November news released on Monday.

With the healthy replacement vending machine trend at its back, we believe that the contract sizes for the company will increase not just in number but in size as well. In our view, as additional contract, franchisee, and sales milestones are reached, VEND's stock could return to or exceed its year-high.

This press release contains excerpts of our most recently published article on Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc. Goldman Small Cap Research was not compensated for this article. To view the disclosures and disclaimers, or to download the article in its entirety, please visit www.goldmanresearch.com.

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About Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND): Fresh Healthy Vending, based in San Diego, California, is a 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 205 franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas and is looking to partner with like-minded entrepreneurs who share its vision.

For more information, visit the Company's website http://www.FreshVending.com.

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