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




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


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

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

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

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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Ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine’s
“100 Brilliant Companies”

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


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”

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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ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

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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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.