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Vending company installs POS device that gathers real-time info


April 24, 2014
By Canadian Vending

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April 24, 2014, San Diego, CA – Fresh
Healthy Vending International Inc. is mounting AV5 cashless touchscreen
devices on its combo machines that allow franchisees to gather real-time
information on product stock, allow customers to contact them with comments or
issues through a digital contact form, and offer an option to pay using a
digital coupon or QR code.

April 24, 2014, San Diego, CA – Fresh
Healthy Vending International Inc. is mounting AV5 cashless touchscreen
devices on its combo machines that allow franchisees to gather real-time
information on product stock, allow customers to contact them with comments or
issues through a digital contact form, and offer an option to pay using a
digital coupon or QR code.

The new vending technology, AirVend, is an
android-based, point-of-sale device, which can be retrofitted to all vending
machines within a matter of minutes. Its single hardware device features three
core attributes: it displays nutritional information of each product inside the
machine, gives consumers the ability to pay with either a phone or credit card,
and provides vending machine owners with real-time sales information and inventory
data through the device’s interactive touchscreen.

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“From a business development standpoint,
the decision to add AirVend to its healthy vending machines will allow Fresh
Healthy Vending to offer its franchisees more advanced features, simplifying
their technological operations and giving them the upper hand when approaching new
locations for installs, particularly in schools,” said Lance Ellsworth,
co-founder and executive vice-president of business development for AirVend, in
a news release.

With the option to add AirVend to new and
existing Fresh Healthy Vending combo machines, franchisees can now update
planograms or gather real-time information on product stock, as well as give
consumers the option to contact them with comments or issues through a digital
contact form and pay using a digital coupon or QR code.

“Now our franchisees can add the
point-of-sale device to machines being delivered to new school contracts
secured by Fresh Healthy Vending ensuring they are always abiding by the new
USDA guidelines and allowing them to benefit from the many features the
technology provides. We also believe that having this offering will help
increase our locations team's success in securing school installments for
franchisees,” said Alex Kennedy, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending International, in
the release.

As part of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids
Act, the new nutrition standards require all U.S. schools to sell only food
items that meet certain requirements in relation to their calories,
ingredients, sodium, fat and sugar.