2013′s Impact on the Vending Industry: Will 2014 Be the “Year of Healthy Vending”?

Over the course of 2013, there were some major developments in the vending industry that will change the way vending operators service their customers for the foreseeable future. Below, we review the top shifts that took place over 2013 and reveal how these events will require a shift toward healthy vending in the upcoming year. “Smart Snacks In School” was Finalized What is this?
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Healthy Food Distribution Affects the Global Health Paradox: TED Talk by HUMAN’s Sean Kelly


HUMAN’s CEO Sean Kelly recently visited his alma mater, Columbia University, to give a TED talk on the global health paradox. The topic for the event, at the Miller Theater in New York, was “A Better Tomorrow.” In his talk, Kelly explores an illogical and unreasonable solution to the global health paradox. To find out how healthy food distribution and nutrition education can come
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Healthy Vending in YMCAs Wins Over Toughest Critics

Contrary to popular opinion, fruits and vegetables do sell in vending machines. In fact, Missoula YMCA, based in Missoula, MT, recently launched a HUMAN Healthy Vending program with our local franchisees, Sarah and Alex Baer, and discovered something incredible: kids will eat fresh fruit from a vending machine even when their options before included junk food. Click above to read how one YMCA got
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The Future

Hello HUMAN family, It’s no surprise that healthy vending machines are the wave of the future. We’re moving away from the lifestyles that make us sick and finding ways to treat ourselves well — even while we’re on the run. Need proof? Over 2/3rds of Americans of all ages are actively seeking healthier foods (Mintel, 2012) Nationwide, sales of all natural and organic products
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The 11 New Rules of Leadership

Eleven New Rules of Leadership for a New Generation of Businesses We all know the know the economy is much different than it was 15 years ago. As a result, businesses have changed, and the future is uncertain. But, that doesn’t mean that all businesses have shut down completely. It simply means a new game plan is in place. After all, adaptation is what
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The Crush It Report – Volume 26

6 Sources of Innovative Ideas that Have Helped Our Business Skyrocket Peter Drucker, one of the greatest business consultants to ever live, said that the only two things in business that create profits are marketing and innovation.  Thus, it’s no surprise that innovation is a major profit center, essential to any successful business, especially if you want to be the best in your industry.
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The Crush It Report – Volume 24

The Social Side of Enterprise Why Social Entrepreneurship Means More than Just a Bottom Line “Social entrepreneurs identify resources where people only see problems. They view the villagers as the solution, not the passive beneficiary. They begin with the assumption of competence and unleash resources in the communities they’re serving.” – David Bornstein, author of How to Change the World: Social Entrepreneurs and the Power
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The Crush It Report – Volume 23

How Great Entrepreneurs Think In this week’s Crush It Report, we will explore a question asked by people for centuries, possibly since the beginning of time: How do great entrepreneurs think? We hear a ton about what the most successful entrepreneurs do, but before the doing comes the thinking. Although research on entrepreneurship is still fairly recent, there are a lot of people trying
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The Crush It Report: Volume 22

In this week’s Crush It Report, we’d like to encourage you to watch a very interesting video.  Even you hard-core nutrition experts will find valuable nuggets of knowledge within! In this video you will discover… i) The top 4 ways to reverse obesity. (They are SUPER simple) ii) The emergence of ______________ about 30 years ago is the biggest cause of obesity today. iii)
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The Crush It Report – Volume 21


Note From The Founders: 3 Ways To Increase Your Profits By 20%   The traditional best practices for vending machine owner/operators are one-dimensional: 1) Place your machine in the highest traffic location you could find 2) Stock it only when absolutely critical (i.e. when everything is almost sold-out) 3) Use the same product mix for the next decade This is a result of perspective.
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