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HUMAN Healthy Vending, the nation’s leading franchisor of healthy vending machine businesses, is proud to announce that it made Forbes’ prestigious list of “America’s Most Promising Companies” for the second consecutive year, this year with a ranking of No. 44.

Forbes’ “America’s Most Promising Companies” list features 100 privately held, high-growth companies with bright futures. HUMAN Healthy Vending is the only vending company to make the list and is one of only ten companies to rank in the top 50 for the past two years.

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HUMAN Healthy Vending is not a traditional healthy vending company. HUMAN’s co-founders, Sean Kelly and Andy Mackensen, are nutrition activists and social-entrepreneur-developers in addition to being healthy vending industry pros. Their passion for building successful entrepreneurs in the field has been integral to HUMAN being consistently ranked by notable 3rd parties, such as Forbes magazine, Entrepreneur magazine, CNN Money and the Mother Nature Network, for their social mission as well as their business acumen.

Where is the healthy vending industry headed?

  • With the USDA’s recent proposal to improve the nutritional quality of competitive foods(snacks and beverages sold in school vending machines, a la carte and in student stores), schools across the nation will be turning to healthy vending to assist them with compliance and improved student performance.
  • Market research firm Packaged Facts found that almost half of adult consumers would use vending machines more often if the machines sold more healthy food options.
  • HUMAN Healthy Vending consistently researches and incorporates cutting edge technology into its machines so that they not only remain relevant to the vending industry, but also consistently push the high-tech envelope. Elaine Watson, writer for, noted: “…it’s companies such as HUMAN Healthy Vending that will drag the industry into the 21st century. From sophisticated dispensing systems that enable the machines to stock a broader range of products, remote monitoring capabilities and cutting edge technology that prevents fresh food products from being dispensed if they are past their sell date, the company presents a picture of what vending might look like in the future”
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  • HUMAN Healthy Vending launched in 2008 and, today, has nearly 1500 machines in the field in 40 states; by the end of 2015, they’ll likely have 10,000.

There is no doubt—in 5-10 years, healthy vending will be the norm.

Will you take the next steps in aligning with a company and industry that show such incredible promise?

If you’re interested in starting a HUMAN Healthy Vending franchise, please visit, or call 310.845.7745.