SOURCE: Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.

Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc.

February 09, 2016 08:55 ET

UPDATE - Community Centers, Fitness Studios and Schools Continue to Call for Fresh Healthy Vending Machines Throughout January 2016

Company's Unique System for Securing Locations for Its Franchisees Continues Successfully in January

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2016) - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND) continued securing locations for its franchisees in January with an unprecedented number of community/recreation centers and schools.

The Company, which franchises its Fresh Healthy Vending machines and micro markets throughout the U.S. and Canada, has a proprietary location securing process that is followed by a dedicated team of location procurement specialists. Additionally, each franchisee gets a dedicated account manager to make sure the locations secured are of the highest quality, in terms of captive audience foot traffic and health food demand.

"My Fresh territory account manager has taken a keen interest in using our feedback and expectations to make sure they propose locations that are highly likely to succeed," says franchisee Steve Winters, who co-owns a Fresh Healthy Vending franchise in Texas. "They look only for high traffic locations that are anxious to get healthy vending machines in their facilities." Since the Company takes the responsibility of securing locations for their franchisees, its expertise and experience comes to bear on every location, leaving little if any room for unsuccessful placements.

Chief among the locations the Company secured in January were a large number of community and recreation centers, including YMCAs, YWCAs, fitness and dance facilities and more. YMCA and YWCAs included locations in Ohio, Tennessee, Washington DC and Pennsylvania.

"We decided to go with Fresh Healthy Vending based on the well known brand, the look of the machines, and the focus on available health food choices," says George O'Brien, CEO of the Greenburg (PA) YMCA. "It is important that our YMCA members are able to get good tasting, healthy snacks and drinks when they're here and we think they'll be drawn to the compelling design of these high tech machines."

The number and types of schools welcoming Fresh Healthy Vending to their institutions continued to grow in January, with high schools and junior highs in Michigan, Kentucky and New York, as well educational facilities such as The Stadium School in Baltimore, MD and The Karate School in Ft. Worth, TX. Junior high and high schools are among the most involved institutions to place healthy vending, thanks in part to the fact that they must meet the federally mandated guidelines that are part of the Smart Snacks in School initiative, which went into effect in 2014. The Company has dedicated account managers who can help schools choose foods and drinks that meet those guidelines and give other pointers that benefit any kind of school seeking Fresh Healthy Vending.

For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the franchise program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit 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 to serve the growing market of health-conscious consumers. The Company has over 230 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 3,300 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.

Cautionary note on forward-looking statements

Except for historical information contained in this release, statements in this release may constitute forward-looking statements regarding assumptions, projections, expectations, targets, intentions or beliefs about future events that are based on management's belief, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. While the Company believes that expectations are based upon reasonable assumptions, there can be no assurances that goals, results and strategy will be realized. Numerous factors, including risks and uncertainties, terms and availability of financing, may affect actual results and may cause results to differ materially from those expressed in forward-looking statements made by the Company or on its behalf. In addition to statements, which explicitly describe risks and uncertainties, readers are urged to consider statements labeled with such terms as "believes," "belief," "expects," "intends," "feels," "anticipates," "proposes," "proposed," or "plans" to be uncertain and forward-looking. More detailed information on these and additional factors that could affect Fresh Healthy Vending's actual results are described in Fresh Healthy Vending's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Forms 10-Q for the quarterly periods ended September 30, 2015, and its annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. All forward-looking statements in this news release speak only as of the date of this news release and are based on Fresh Healthy Vending's current beliefs and expectations. Fresh Healthy Vending undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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