updated 3/16/2011 11:17:40 AM ET 2011-03-16T15:17:40

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 16, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fresh Healthy Vending, the nation's leading healthy vending company today announced the addition of Steve Bump as its new Franchisee for Huntsville, AL. Mr. Bump is installing Fresh Healthy Vending machines in the following locations: Huntsville Utilities (3 machines), Huntsville Botanical Gardens, Early Works Museum, Empire Fitness (2 machines) Huntsville YMCA SE and the Huntsville YMCA Downtown.

"We're happy to be offering healthy drinks and snacks to all of our YMCA members here in Huntsville," said James Gossett. "Fresh will not only be in our downtown YMCA but at the Huntsville South East YMCA as well. Fresh Healthy Vending has already had great success at many other YMCAs around the U.S. and we knew it would be a great fit for us as well."

Steve Bump, new Fresh Healthy Vending Franchisee explained, "As a parent of two active kids, I liked the thought of having healthier vending options at local businesses and potentially in our schools. Today's typical vending machines are full of candy bars, soda and fried potato chips and such. I wanted to provide choices that might include fruit snacks, gluten-free snacks and organic snacks, fruit chips and juices, smoothies, protein shakes and even yogurts...in other words, just a better choice for what we put into our bodies. I think that Huntsville is such an educated city - full of people who want to make those choices too, but until now really haven't had that option!"

Since launching its nationwide healthy vending initiative in 2010 Fresh Healthy Vending has now grown to almost 400 locations nationwide.   "Due to new nutritional guidelines and workplace wellness initiatives being implemented in States across the country, locations everywhere are looking for vending solutions that offer healthy snacks and drinks and Fresh Healthy Vending meets or exceeds this criteria in every case," said Jolly Backer CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending. "The response to our healthy menus in the machines has been fantastic and we have received emails and calls from employees, students and HR personnel supporting Fresh Healthy Vending's efforts."

About Fresh Healthy Vending

Fresh Healthy Vending is North America's leading healthy vending  franchisor and the only vending company that offers 100% juices, fresh vegetables, fruits, smoothies, and yogurts in every one of its healthy vending machines. Its model includes state of the art equipment, location procurement services, product distribution and development and comprehensive  marketing support.

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CONTACT: Fresh Healthy Vending
         (858) 210-4200
         Franchisees: http://www.freshvending.com/
         Schools: http://schools.freshvending.com/
         Locations: http://locations.freshvending.com/

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