Entrepreneur Magazine has ranked HUMAN Healthy Vending a “Top 15 Innovative Established Franchise” for its innovation in developing healthy micro markets. No other company in the vending and automated retail industry shares this recognition. The full list can be found in Entrepreneur Magazine’s July issue.
Micro markets, also spelled “micro-markets” and “micromarkets,” are freestanding, unstaffed and cashless convenience stores. Placed predominantly in large office spaces, micro markets allow consumers to examine items without the glass barrier of a vending machine and to make purchases on a self-check-out kiosk. Larger corporate locations tend to value micro markets over vending machines because micro markets accommodate a breadth of items and price points.
Micro markets are the latest advancement in the automated retail, vending and foodservice industries and an opportunity for locations that want to offer a health and company-culture-boosting perk and franchisees who want to provide the infrastructure to locations and generate recurring income by helping others eat healthfully.
HUMAN Healthy Vending is leading the growth and development of healthy micro markets through corporate-owned locations in Los Angeles, Calif. and through franchisee-owned locations. HUMAN Healthy Vending franchisee partners currently operate healthy micro markets at top employers and “Best Places to Work” in several states across the nation.
According to the Bechtel Report, micro markets are currently a $90M opportunity and are expected to be $1.6B in ten years. Corporations that are expanding their wellness policies to incorporate healthful foodservice onto their premises are spurring the growth in this market. In fact, there are close to 100k businesses in the US with more than 150 employees where micro markets would be a viable option.
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About HUMAN Healthy Vending
HUMAN (“Helping Unite Mankind And Nutrition”), http://www.healthyvending.com , is America’s leading distributor of convenient healthy foods with the mission to create “Easy Nutrition Everywhere.” Via healthy vending machines, healthy micro markets, direct snack delivery services, and other innovative automated retail technologies, HUMAN delivers on its vision to make healthy food more convenient than junk food. HUMAN can be found in over 2,000 schools, offices, hospitals, health clubs, YMCAs, and other locations in over 40 U.S. states, Canada, and Puerto Rico.
The “better-for-you” platform delivers a wide variety of healthy snacks, fresh produce, coffees and locally-sourced foods. In addition to providing healthful food options, HUMAN healthy storefronts provide nutrition education via high-definition LCD screens that display streaming videos and other digital content.
HUMAN has been ranked by Inc. Magazine as the #168th Fastest Growing Private Company in America, by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Vending Franchise in the 2014 Franchise 500, and by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” (two years in a row).
HUMAN donates 10% of profits to charities that fight the causes of childhood obesity and malnutrition.
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