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Canadian Healthy Vending conducts healthy products survey


December 28, 2012
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Dec. 28, 2012, Vancouver – Pop Chips, San Pellegrino Water and Clif Peanut Bars were some of the
top-selling items in a recent survey of operators of Canadian Healthy
Vending's Max! vending machines.

Dec. 28, 2012, Vancouver – Pop Chips, San Pellegrino Water and Clif Peanut Bars were some of the
top-selling items in a recent survey of operators of Canadian Healthy
Vending's Max! vending machines.
The big surprise in the survey was the large number of products that
appeared in the survey results. Unlike traditional vending fare – the
potato chips and sugary drinks found in countless machines – healthy snack
segments are not dominated by one brand or product. Healthy snack
machine operators choose from hundreds of items from a wide variety of
producers, big and small.

Operators were asked to name their top-selling products in both the
drink and snack categories. Pop Chips, the most popular snack item in
the survey, are produced by popping rather than frying or baking. Clif
bars are made with all organic and natural ingredients. Juices and
waters dominated the drinks category with Nestle Pure Life Water
finishing just below Vitamin Water. Zero Vitamin Water, the
stevia-sweetened and vitamin-enriched drink, has been growing in
popularity since introduced in Canada this summer.

Top Snack Items

1. Pop Chips

2. Clif Bars Peanut

3. Dan D Pak Roasted Almonds

4. Dan D Pak Sierra Mountain Mix

5. Clif Builder Bars

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Top Drinks

1. Vitamin Water

2. Nestle Pure Life Water

3. San Pellegrino Vitamin Water

4. Ever Fresh Apple Juice

5. Santa Cruz Organic Juices

Finishing just out of the top five were a wide variety of items
including unsalted nuts, baked and whole grain chips, organic sodas and
coconut water.