Eleven of the location contracts secured in December were for Fresh Healthy Vending's corporate-owned micro market operating division in San Diego, said a press release from the company. The company confirmed it has 20 locations currently operating micro markets with approximately 15 new locations to be installed.
“With 20 micro markets currently operating under our corporate-owned network, we're confident that this is a suitable sampling for our current and prospective franchisees to see how lucrative well-received the product is in both retail and office environments, as we extend the opportunity to them in 2015,” said Art Budman, chief executive officer at Fresh Healthy Vending International, in the release. “Our 20 corporate-owned micro markets have been well received in both the retail and office environments and we are excited that we can offer this opportunity to our franchisees.”
The company continues to support the efforts of the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School regulation, cater to the new USDA guidelines and support locations looking to implement a healthy vending program.