Ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the #1 Vending Franchise in North America

 

 

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Additional Entrepreneur Magazine publications:

  • #1 in category, “Best of the Best”: May 2014
  • #81 in “Top Homebased Franchises”: April 2014
  • #12 in “Top New Franchises for 2014″: March 2014
  • #51 in “Fastest-Growing Franchises”: February 2014
  • #281 overall and #1 in category in “Franchise 500,”: Jan 2014
  • #7 in “Top 30 Start Ups to Watch”: September 2013
  • Listed, “Top 100 Brilliant Companies”: May 2011

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Ranked #1 in Category and #281 Overall in the “Franchise 500″

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HUMAN, America’s fastest growing healthy vending franchise and the leading distributor of convenient healthy foods, has been ranked as the number one vending franchise and number 281 overall in the 35th annual Franchise 500® list, the world’s most comprehensive franchise ranking.

Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® ranked HUMAN based on its exceptional performance in areas including financial strength and stability, growth rate, and system size.

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Ranked #168 on the Inc 500″Fastest Growing Private Companies” List

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HUMAN is ranked as the No. 1 vending and automated retail company, No. 5 among food and beverage companies, No. 33 in California, No. 13 in the Los Angeles Metro Area and No. 168 overall on Inc. magazine’s 32nd annual “Inc. 500|5000,” an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. HUMAN now shares a pedigree with Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Jamba Juice, Timberland, Clif Bar, Pandora, Patagonia, Oracle and dozens of other notable recent alumni.

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Ranked one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes Magazine: #37 in 2011 and #44 in 2012

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Forbes ranked HUMAN on its “America’s Most Promising Companies” list at #37 in 2012 and #44 in 2013. The “America’s Most Promising Companies” ranking features 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. HUMAN is the only vending company to have made the list and is one of only ten companies to rank in the top 50 for the past two years.

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How H.U.M.A.N. Is Breaking Through As The Next Generation Snack Machine

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How H.U.M.A.N. Is Breaking Through As the Next-Generation Snack Machine

This vending company reinvents the business by stocking health and information. Plus, a look at other game-changers in the health space. Sean Kelly was a die-hard New York City gym rat back in 2003 when, after a particularly tough workout, he found himself in a quandary. “I left the sports club in search of fuel, but couldn’t find anything healthy for five square blocks,” Kelly says. “There were white tablecloth restaurants, convenience stores and bagel shops.” Later, when Kelly saw a woman in the gym walk over to the vending machine, buy a 20-ounce Coke and put it in the cup holder of her treadmill, his fate was sealed. “I looked at that and said, that doesn’t make sense,” he says. 

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Forbes Magazine: 30 Under 30

Forbes magazine has ranked Sean Kelly, CEO and co-founder of HUMAN, as one of the nation’s brightest stars under the age of 30.

The only honoree from the vending industry to make the list, Kelly is featured in the Food and Wine category for his work to improve the nation’s access to healthful foods and drinks via HUMAN’s renowned healthy vending and nutritional distribution franchises.

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CNBC TV Feature: “Getting Back to Business”

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America’s small business owners come face-to-face with some of the most successful entrepreneurs in America. CNBC’s Brian Sullivan leads an unprecedented town hall event. HUMAN Healthy Vending’s CEO, Sean Kelly, spoke about education & entrepreneurship.

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Vending Machines Get a Makeover. As the obesity pandemic grows, vending machines around the country have come under fire, described as bastions of empty calories and trans fats in a sea of hungry consumers. But Sean Kelly, CEO of Human Healthy Vending, saw a market where others cast doubt. He knew it was time to give the vending machine a makeover.

“There is a lack of access to healthy foods and drinks,” said Kelly. “There are these nutritional food deserts everywhere you look, and there’s a lack of access to education at the point of sale. There’s a big demand for it.”

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Did We Mention We Are a Certified B Corp?

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What are B Corps? B Corp is to business what Fair Trade certification is to coffee or USDA Organic certification is to milk. B Corps are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Today, there is a growing community of more than 950 Certified B Corps from 32 countries and 60 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business.

CLICK HERE to view our B Corp Profile.

HUMAN Healthy Vending in the News

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HUMAN Healthy Vending Press Releases

08.22.13 HUMAN Healthy Vending Ranks as the #1 Vending Company on Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 2,378%
HUMAN Healthy Vending has ranked as the No. 168 on Inc. magazine’s 32nd annual “Inc. 500|5000,” an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

08.02.2013 HUMAN Launches SmartSnacksInSchool.com, Nation’s First Website Dedicated to USDA’s “Smart Snacks in School” Rules
HUMAN Healthy Vending has launched the first website dedicated to the USDA’s new “Smart Snacks in School” rules, which affect all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program.

02.06.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Ranked on Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies” List for 2nd Consecutive Year
HUMAN Healthy Vending is proud to announce that it has made the top 50 in Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies list for the second consecutive year.

12.20.2012 Forbes Magazine Names Sean Kelly, CEO of HUMAN Healthy Vending, in 30 Under 30 Ranking
Forbes magazine has ranked Sean Kelly, CEO and co-founder of HUMAN Healthy Vending, as one of the nation’s brightest stars under the age of 30.

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09.13.13 HUMAN Healthy Vending Expands Into 73 New Markets in 90 Days, Launches Industry-First Healthy Micro-Market Platform
HUMAN Healthy Vending announces that it has expanded into 73 new markets in 18 states in just 90 days. It also announces the launch of its industry-first healthy micro-market platform and franchisee ascension mastermind.

08.22.13 HUMAN Healthy Vending Ranks as the #1 Vending Company on Inc. 500 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 2,378%
HUMAN Healthy Vending has ranked as the No. 1 vending and automated retail company, No. 5 among food and beverage companies, No. 33 in California, No. 13 in the Los Angeles Metro Area and No. 168 overall on Inc. magazine’s 32nd annual “Inc. 500|5000,” an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

08.02.2013 HUMAN Launches SmartSnacksInSchool.com, Nation’s First Website Dedicated to USDA’s “Smart Snacks in School” Rules
HUMAN Healthy Vending has launched the first website dedicated to the USDA’s new “Smart Snacks in School” rules, which affect all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program. SmartSnacksInSchool.com will be the ultimate resource for schools, nutrition professionals, parents, students and anyone interested in school nutrition.

07.24.2013 Parents Launch Healthy Vending Franchise After Daughter’s Celiac Disease Diagnosis
Memphis-based parents launch a HUMAN Healthy Vending franchise to provide their community with healthful snacks and beverages and to assist local schools in complying with the USDA’s Smart Snacks in School rules.

06.27.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Aligns with USDA to Provide “Smart Snacks in School” Nationwide
Today, the USDA finalized its national school nutrition standards for “competitive foods,” which are all foods and beverages sold to students on campus during the school day, typically through vending machines, a la carte lunch lines and in student stores. HUMAN Healthy Vending will be working with schools across the country to comply with these standards, which must be implemented by July 1st, 2014.

06.06.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Becomes Preferred Vending Partner of Viverae
HUMAN Healthy Vending, the nation’s leading healthy vending franchise, has become a Preferred Vending Partner of Viverae, a national leader in health management solutions. HUMAN Healthy Vending will be working with Viverae to supply offices with healthful options, including healthy vending and micromarket solutions.

05.14.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines Headed for Wasatch High School
Utah Healthy Vending – a franchisee of HUMAN Healthy Vending – has partnered with Wasatch High School to provide students with convenient access to healthful snacks and beverages. A sampling event will occur at Wasatch High School on Monday, May 20, from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.

05.03.2013 Fed Up with Lack of Healthful Snacks, Sacramento Parents Launch Healthy Vending Franchise
Brian and Stacey Van Lente have launched a HUMAN Healthy Vending franchise in their Sacramento community. HUMAN Healthy Vending’s machines are socially-responsible, vend better-for-you snacks and drinks, and can comply with the USDA’s proposed “Snack Rules.”

04.24.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Is Now a Preferred Vending Partner of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools
HUMAN Healthy Vending announces that it has just become a Preferred Vending Partner of the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (“AACS”). This allows cosmetology schools that are a part of the AACS to provide their students with convenient access to healthful foods & drinks around the clock.

04.13.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Joins Coachella Line-Up, Will Perform at Saguro Hotel with Free Swag
HUMAN Healthy Vending is joining Coachella’s line up by stationing a rock star of its own, its “Media Mogul” machine, replete with free healthful items, including Just Chill drinks, Zico Coconut Water and Swatch Survival Kits, at the Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs.

03.29.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Aligns with City of Chicago, Offers Businesses Cash Bonus to Switch to Healthy Vending
To applaud the City of Chicago’s recent healthy vending initiative, HUMAN Healthy Vending is offering Chicago businesses a cash bonus – up to $1,000.000 — for switching to healthy vending.

03.14.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Launches Industry-First, Next-Generation Vending Machine Platform
HUMAN Healthy Vending is launching the industry’s first next-generation vending machine platform that unites innovative 100% touch-screen controlled technology with proprietary remote monitoring and telemetry software.

02.06.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Ranked on Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies” List for 2nd Consecutive Year
HUMAN Healthy Vending is proud to announce that it has made the top 50 in Forbes’ America’s Most Promising Companies list for the second consecutive year.

02.05.2013 USDA Aligns with HUMAN Healthy Vending, Launches New Guidelines for Snacks in Schools
HUMAN Healthy Vending is proud to see that the USDA has released its long-awaited proposal to improve competitive foods sold in schools. HUMAN Healthy Vending will be working with schools across the nation to comply with these guidelines in advance of their implementation.

02.04.2013 H.U.M.A.N. Healthy Vending CEO: ‘In 5-10 years, healthy vending will be the norm’
Can schools and offices make money selling healthy food – instead of soda, candy and chips – from vending machines?

01.10.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending Inks Deal With YMCA of The USA To Provide Healthier Snacks
HUMAN Healthy Vending announces that it is now the YMCA of the USA’s preferred vending partner.

01.09.2013 HUMAN Healthy Vending First in Industry to Gain B Corporation Certification
To further strengthen its commitment to social and environmental stewardship, HUMAN Healthy Vending is proud to announce it has become a Certified B Corporation – the first vending company to ever do this. B Corps use the power of business to solve social and environmental problems.

12.20.2012 Forbes Magazine Names Sean Kelly, CEO of HUMAN Healthy Vending, in 30 Under 30 Ranking
Forbes magazine has ranked Sean Kelly, CEO and co-founder of HUMAN Healthy Vending, as one of the nation’s brightest stars under the age of 30. The only honoree from the vending industry to make the list, Kelly is featured in the Food and Wine category for his work to improve the nation’s access to healthful foods and drinks via HUMAN Healthy Vending’s renowned healthy vending franchises.

11.10.2012 New Franchise for Military Veterans Tackles America’s Obesity Crisis
Military veterans across the nation are becoming health and nutrition activists by starting a veteran-owned franchise with HUMAN Healthy Vending – the nation’s leading franchisor of socially-responsible healthy vending machine businesses.

09.26.2012 Revolutionary Trend Hits Miami: Farm Fresh, Real Food in HUMAN Healthy Vending Machines
Mario Murillo, a Miami-based health activist, is transforming his community by filling the gap between the real food movement and the vending industry. Murillo is setting the trend for the newest venture in real food activism: farm-to-vending.

09.13.2012 HUMAN Healthy Vending Hosts Inaugural “Social Good Mixer,” Becomes LA’s Hub for Social Entrepreneurs
HUMAN Healthy Vending throws inaugural “Social Good Mixer” and unites Los Angeles’ social entrepreneurs, health activists, bloggers, media and healthy vending franchisees from across the nation.

09.11.2012 HUMAN Healthy Vending Giving Away $2 Million to Schools & Businesses That Remove Junk Food Vending Machines
Seeking to make healthy food more convenient than junk food, HUMAN (or HealthyVending.com) also guarantees locations higher annual revenue commissions.

08.23.2012 Healthy Vending & Removal of Junk Food in Schools Linked to Healthy Weight in Children
A recent study finds that students in schools with stronger junk food restrictions are more likely to be at healthier body weights. HUMAN Healthy Vending is working with schools across the nation to ensure competitive foods sold are 100% healthful.

08.02.2012 SoCal’s Coolest Office? HUMAN Healthy Vending Builds Entrepreneurial Dream World
HUMAN Healthy Vending has moved to a 9,000 sq ft., one-of-a-kind, creative office space in Culver City. Co-founders Sean Kelly and Andy Mackensen are transforming the new space into a hub for social entrepreneurship, nutrition activism and entrepreneurial development.

07.27.2012 Farm-to-Vending Machines? HUMAN Healthy Vending Embraces Local & Farm-Fresh Products
HUMAN Healthy Vending — the leading socially-responsible franchisor of healthy vending machine businesses — is filling the gap between the local food movement and vending industry by sourcing local products, even farm-fresh produce, when available.

07.24.2012 Human Healthy Vending Tackles Joblessness, Teaches Entrepreneurship
HUMAN Healthy Vending (http://www.healthyvending.com), the leading socially-responsible franchisor of healthy vending machine businesses, teaches entrepreneurship in a 3-day intensive and interactive seminar called the HUMAN Business-Building Bootcamp, or “HB3” for short.

07.10.2012 First Healthy & Kosher Vending Machines to Launch at Zimmer Children’s Museum
The Zimmer Children’s Museum in Los Angeles will soon feature a new sensory experience: HUMAN Healthy Vending machines featuring healthy and kosher foods and drinks.

06.28.2012 Switch to Healthy Vending Machines Doubles School’s Revenues
Tomball High School in Tomball, TX has doubled its vending machine commissions and slashed energy costs by incorporating HUMAN Healthy Vending as the exclusive vending machine provider at its school.

12.01.2011 Forbes Honors HUMAN Healthy Vending as One of ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’
HUMAN Healthy Vending announced today that it ranked 37th  on Forbes’ prestigious list of “America’s Most Promising Companies.”

12.12.2011 World’s First “Healthy Hot Food Vending Machine” Brings Healthy Meals to Obesity-Stricken Food Deserts
HUMAN Healthy Vending launches world’s first line of vending machines to vend healthful hot foods, cold drinks and snacks simultaneously from the same machine. These innovative machines will make convenient access to nutritious foods including entire entrees, a reality for busy workers and residents in communities with limited access to healthy foods. HUMAN Healthy Vending’s co-founders are on a mission to ensure that people have access to healthy foods everywhere, particularly in food deserts.

12.01.2011 Forbes Honors HUMAN Healthy Vending as One of ‘America’s Most Promising Companies’
HUMAN Healthy Vending, the world’s fastest-growing healthy vending company and the only health activist company that distributes high-tech and eco-friendly vending machines that vend nutritious foods while educating consumers on nutrition at the point of sale, announced today that it made Forbes’ prestigious list of “America’s Most Promising Companies.” HUMAN ranked 37th on the list, which features 100 privately held emerging companies with compelling business models, strong management teams, notable customers, strategic partners and precious investment capital.

09.27.2011 Social Entrepreneur Launches Healthy Vending Business in San Juan, Puerto Rico
San Juan resident and social entrepreneur Angel Cintron is partnering with HUMAN Healthy Vending to bring innovative healthy vending machines to San Juan’s schools, community centers, hospitals and corporate buildings.

09.27.2011 HUMAN Healthy Vending Announces Record National and International Expansion
Across the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada, social entrepreneurs are joining forces with HUMAN Healthy Vending to combat obesity and provide their communities with HUMAN’s full-service, high-tech and eco-friendly vending machines.