SAN DIEGO, CA - (NewMediaWire) - August 06, 2015 - Fresh Healthy Vending International, Inc. (OTCQB: VEND) is proud to announce that it has appointed JoAnna Abrams as the first member of its newly created Advisory Board.
Abrams, a business strategist, innovator and collaborator recognized for enhancing business, community and global health, will lend her extensive knowledge and experience to the Company's existing management team. With more than twenty years in the food, hospitality and consumer products industries, Abrams will be a valuable member of the healthy vending Company's team.
An award-winning professional, Abrams has led strategy, research, new product development, and supply chain sustainability efforts for consumer brands such as Marriott, MGM, Toyota and Wolfgang Puck. Abrams holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, as well as a BS in finance from the University of Illinois. She currently lives with her husband and two daughters in Bend, Oregon.
"We believe JoAnna will be a great asset to Fresh Healthy Vending," says Company Chairman and Founder Nick Yates. "JoAnna will help us increase our national footprint as we continue to partner with more of America's big corporations, complementing workplace wellness policies and initiatives. This is good news for our corporate operations department and even more so for our network of franchisees. We are very pleased to have JoAnna sit on our new Advisory Board."
"Eating on the go is a way of life for North American consumers, with many turning to vending machines filled with soda and sugary snacks," says Abrams. "Fresh Healthy Vending provides a front-line solution to promote wellness. I am very pleased to join their Advisory Board and help increase consumers' access to healthier food products -- in their workplaces, their schools, and throughout their daily lives."
For more information on Fresh Healthy Vending, the franchise program, or to receive a free healthy vending machine in your school or business, visit www.freshvending.com 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 and capitalizes on a growing market of health conscious consumers. The Company has over 210 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 2,500 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.
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