Local Schools Choose Healthier Vending Option | Business
A number of Clark County School District high schools now offer healthier vending machine options for their students.
Fresh Healthy Vending is moving into the southern Nevada market and has installed its machines in nine local high schools. All food and drink options stocked in the machines exceed nutritional guidelines for schools, according to company officials.
According to a report in Bloomberg Businessweek, the San Diego-based company "charges franchisees about $11,000 per machine, which they then manage by ordering from Fresh Healthy online and restocking once or twice a week.”
The vending machines are stocked with such items as soymilk, yogurt, fresh fruits and vegetables and other nutritious options. They provide people with healthy options without having to shop for or prepare them, which is often a complaint people have about eating healthy.
“We are happy to bring fresh vending to Clark County in Nevada. People are ready to embrace this as a way to obtain healthy food on the run,” said Jolly Backer, chief executive officer of Fresh Healthy Vending.
Backer told Bloomberg he expects revenue at the 22-employee company to at least double this year, to more than $10 million.
Locations where the Fresh Healthy Vending machines can be found include:
- Las Vegas Sports Park
- Calvary Chapel Christian School (HS)
- Las Vegas High School
- Durango High School
- East Career and Technical Academy
- Northwest Career and Technical Academy
- Sierra Vista High School
- Legacy High School
- Canyon Springs High School
The Fresh Healthy Vending placement in Nevada joins more than 1,100 other machines throughout the country.