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Congratulations, Josh Marr!

HUMAN Healthy Vending Operator of the Month

HUMAN Healthy Vending Asheville NC-based operator, Josh, Marr, was selected as June’s Operator of the Month due to his immediate success at his locations, commitment, and “Crush-It” attitude. Josh was also featured in the local Asheville press, and the whole community is excited about his healthy vending machines.

From all of us here at HUMAN, we say CONGRATULATIONS and THANK YOU!

We were able to interview Josh about life as a HUMAN Partner Operator. Check it out!

We were also able to ask Josh a little more about his experience:

1. What was the main driving factor and motivation behind your decision to launch your own HUMAN healthy vending machine business?

To be honest, I would say the main driving factor for my entry into the business was the opportunity to create wealth.  I believe in HUMAN’s fight against obesity, but I would be lying if I said that was the main reason I entered the business. I am thrilled to be a part of that fight, but even more thrilled to be making money in the process.

2.What do you like the BEST about being a HUMAN Operator?

Getting the money out of the machines of course!  However, I also enjoy hearing students say things like “I didn’t know healthy food could taste good” and “those machines are so cool!”  In addition, I enjoy doing the route and getting to be alone and unbothered for a bit.  As a school teacher, it is nice to get away sometimes.

3. What is the best piece of advice you could give to our operators, and/or future HUMAN Operators?

The business will be whatever you make of it.  If you work hard, build relationships, and provide top-notch service you will be very pleased with your results.  The sky is the limit in this industry, but it won’t happen overnight and it won’t happen without commitment to excellence in all that you do.

The best advice I could give would be to build relationships with your locations and your customers.  If you do this your business will grow and you will be….wait for it…CRUSHING IT!

4. What are the top 3 best-selling healthy snacks & drinks at your machines? What are your personal favorites?

The best selling snacks are Back to Nature Chocolate Chip Cookies, Whole Wheat Goldfish, BBQ Popchips, and fruit snacks.

The best selling drinks are the IZZE Clementine drinks, HONESTea, and G2 Gatorade.

 

5. What does it mean to you to “Crush It” and how do you exemplify “Crushing It” in your every day life?

Ah, how can one put into words what to “Crush It” means?  I will try.  Crushing it means getting everything one can out of every minute of every day.  Most people take time for granted, but Crushers realize how valuable it is and make the most of it. They take nothing for granted.  A Crusher looks forward to waking up because he or she sees the day that lies ahead as an opportunity or a challenge.  Crushing it is taking advantage of those opportunities and meeting those challenges.

How do I exemplify crushing it? Well, I wake up, hit the treadmill for 20 minutes, eat a healthy breakfast (most of the time), do admin work for my rafting business, teach 7th graders, do my vending route, make calls, do the books, spend time with my wife and dogs, go to sleep and do it all over again.  Per my family, I keep a “ridiculous” schedule. However, they don’t understand that I am a crusher and that is the norm for us.

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Biomedical Engineer who earned his degree from The Johns Hopkins University & Columbia University. Named one of Forbes’ Top 30 Under 30 in 2013. Co-Founded America’s first Pure Play healthy vending company in 2003.
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