United Natural Foods Partners With Vending Company

United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) has signed a three-year partnership with Fresh Healthy Vending International Inc., which will offer franchisees additional discounts on food purchases.

“Fresh Healthy Vending was our first national vending account and now represents our largest independently owned and operated national vending customer. We are pleased to continue our partnership with Fresh Healthy Vending, North America's leading healthy vending franchise," said David Chavez, UNFI’s director of sales, foodservice. "This new agreement reflects the continued evolution of our relationship and secures distribution with our largest franchisor for the next three years.”

Added Art Budman, CEO of Fresh Healthy Vending, “Our new deal solidifies our ability to continue offering the largest selection of healthy snacks and drinks to our franchisees and their customers. Additionally, having a prime vendor agreement with UNFI leverages the buying power of our franchisees. This will certainly make a positive impact on their bottom line."

UNFI is an independent national distributor of natural, organic and specialty foods and related products with more than 40,000 customer locations throughout the United States and Canada. Fresh Healthy Vending International, a healthy vending franchisor, pioneered the concept of vending machines stocked with fresh, healthy options and has more than 200 franchisees throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the Bahamas.

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