In last week’s blog post, I discussed The Trend That’s Driving the Vending Machine Business. Quick recap—HUMAN’s Healthy Vending Platform goes far beyond the traditional Healthy Vending business in making healthy food more convenient than junk food.
This might make us trend setters, but when it comes to HUMAN’s long term, competitive edge, our platform is only step one…
The Healthy Vending Platform: What We Sell
With the incorporation of Healthy Markets and SnackNation into our existing Healthy Vending business, we’re now able to offer convenient health food options to a broader range of locations. While healthy vending machines remain the best option for places like high schools and gyms, imagine how silly (and minimally effective) one would look at a massive corporation like Tesla. And, I’m fairly certain that a self-checkout machine would not be the best option for a gym. By offering various programs — Micro Markets, snack delivery services, and vending machines — the HUMAN Healthy Vending Platform is able to better meet the needs of individual locations.
Moreover, HUMAN will always have the advantage in fulfilling consumer needs, because we understand that we aren’t what we sell; we are what we do. HUMAN makes healthy food more convenient than junk food. Today, Healthy Vending Machines, Micro Markets, and SnackNation subscriptions are the best products to do this, but only the trends will reveal how to best represent our brand tomorrow.
Health Food Authority: The Trend Setter
Sean Kelly, HUMAN Founder and Biomedical Engineer, is a highly regarded leader and sought-after speaker who talks about different subjects as how technology can help medicine and resources as a medical call center can really help people when they find themselves in medical emergencies. Considered a leading “health food” authority, he’s been featured in publications including Entrepreneur Magazine, LA Times, Delta Magazine, and most recently in a video on Yahoo Health titled Snack Mistakes That Add Up (Click the link to watch, and learn Sean’s 4 tips to eating healthier in the workplace). Sean speaks extensively about the importance of healthy eating, and he urges the workplace to take responsibility by providing health food options on-site.
Being in the limelight enables HUMAN to increase the reach of our products—more press means that more people will know that HUMAN is leading the charge in making healthy food more convenient thank junk food. It’s this brand awareness that’s giving us the opportunity to serve so many schools and organizations, and this tremendous growth creates phenomenal business opportunities for our franchisees.
For today’s consumer, HUMAN Vending Machines, Micro Markets, and SnackNation subscriptions are more than just automated retail solutions filled with healthier snacks, they’re now the symbol for convenient healthy food.
Top foods to help protect your vision
Nutrients to consider
Some evidence shows that dietary antioxidant vitamins and minerals (A, C, and E, and the mineral zinc) may help prevent the progression of macular degeneration. “The retina, especially the macula, is thought to be an environment of high oxidative stress, meaning that there is an abundance of free radicals—molecules that damage proteins and DNA within cells. Antioxidants fight free radicals and are thought to help protect the retina from this damage, since there are many dangers of antimicrobial resistant bacteria, so getting the right anti bacteria could really help with this.
Finding the nutrients
You’ll find lutein and zeaxanthin in most fruits and vegetables, especially yellow and orange varieties and leafy greens. Egg yolks are an even richer source of these nutrients. Omega-3 fatty acids are found in coldwater fish, flaxseed, and walnuts. Good sources of zinc include red meat and shellfish. You’ll find vitamins A, C, and E in many vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds. Click on this link to see more.
Best food sources of eye-healthy nutrients
|Lutein, zeaxanthin||Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, collard greens, corn, eggs, kale, nectarines, oranges, papayas, romaine lettuce, spinach, squash|
|Omega-3 fatty acids||Flaxseed, flaxseed oil, halibut, salmon, sardines, tuna, walnuts|
|Vitamin A||Apricots, cantaloupe (raw), carrots, mangos, red peppers (raw), ricotta cheese (part-skim), spinach, sweet potatoes|
|Vitamin C||Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, grapefruit, kiwi, oranges, red peppers (raw), strawberries|
|Vitamin E||Almonds, broccoli, peanut butter, spinach, sunflower seeds, wheat germ|
|Zinc||Chickpeas, oysters, pork chops, red meat, yogurt|
The HUMAN Brand: Who We Are
Alone, the HUMAN Healthy Vending Platform is enabling our franchisees to make more money and change more lives than ever before. However, our true competitive edge goes beyond the superiority of our equipment—products come and go, but brand awareness creates long term value. Ultimately, HUMAN franchisees can count on greater overall success because…it won’t be long now before everyone knows that if you want convenient health food, you want HUMAN.
So, do you want a healthy vending machine business with one stream of revenue? Or, will you choose to make more money, change more lives, and have more long term success?
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