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Vending goes healthy
A significant development at last weekend’s Australian Fitness & Health Expo was the emergence of vending machine operations offering healthy snacks, sports nutrition and hydration options.
Generally associated with unhealthy snacks and sweetened drinks, vending machines offered by The Lean Machine, VenTrader and Worldwide Vending and Refrigeration, each presented a new range of vending options for aquatic facilities, fitness clubs, gyms, recreation centres, sporting venues and studios.
The vending machines can compliment centres' existing F&B outlets, being especially functional during busy periods; or can existing as stand alone locations - an particulary attractive option for 24/7 gyms.
The machines can be stocked with healthy snacks, sports nutrition and hydration options as well as other items that members or visitors might want such as exercise towels, headphones or swim goggles.
Each of the vending machine suppliers offer facilities different options to install the vending machines, ranging from outright purchase through to no-cost installations with profit share.
Explaining his company's innovation, The Lean Machine Director Jess Attenborough stated "with the increasing number of health problems related to poor nutrition in our society, we felt it was time a company stepped up to provide a healthier alternative for people on the move."
The respective suppliers are:
The Lean Machine Pty Ltd/Healthy Spot Pty Ltd offer vending machines to facilities at no cost, with an agreed percentage of profit paid to the facility.
The Lean Machine vending machines are fully serviced, stocked and restocked, with managers offered a turnkey package whereby they can choose what the vending machine stocks via an online store.
The Lean Machine also offer investment opportunities to purchase their vending machines, offering investors a potential healthy stream of residual income.
VenTrader Pty Ltd, an established industry leader in vending, has recently broadened its product range of vending machines with series of machines with health oriented imagery ready to be equipped with consistent products.
Available for outright purchase for facilities to equip with their own products, the machines are appropriate for operators wanting to control all aspects of their vending.
VenTrader vending machines are backed by a service network covering all Australian states and territories as well as New Zealand. VenTrader vending machines are also used by The Lean Machine.
Worldwide Vending and Refrigeration offer vending machines for outright sale or leasing, with stock in the vending machine able to be stocked with products chosen by the facility.
Worldwide Vending and Refrigeration also offer display fridges and commercial freezers.
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