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Healthy vending options

  • 1.  Healthy vending options

    Posted 10 days ago

    Hello! Do any of you have snack vending machines that are solely dedicated to healthy, fresh, or specialized options such as gluten-free, keto, etc? If so, please provide me with the following info?

     

    1.       Brief description of what type of machines you have

    2.        How students/employees have responded?

    3.       Are the machines are financially sustainable?

     

    Thank you in advance for any information you can provide.

     

    Jodi Tindell

    Director, Purchasing/Auxiliary Services

    McLennan Community College

    254-299-8686

    jtindell@mclennan.edu

     

     

     



  • 2.  RE: Healthy vending options

    Posted 10 days ago
    Hi Jodi,
    We have 2 Wegmans (best grocery store in the world) vending machines that serve fresh and healthy options.  They have been great.  Our community loves them and they are financially the best seller.

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    Brian McGahan
    Director of Campus Operations I Smyth Hall 60 I O:(585) 389-2324 C:(585) 802-7489 I Website







  • 3.  RE: Healthy vending options

    Posted 10 days ago
    We worked with Grow Vending for a while. We would still have them, but the couple that ran the franchise in our area retired. We did find that there needed to be a balance of truly healthy and natural/organic but still not that great for you options to make it fiscally feasible.
    Grow Vending has a mixed drink/snack machine and then an "entree" machine that had healthier soup cups, gluten-free items and vegan options.
    We will be moving soon to Avanti Markets which will be a mixture of fresh and shelf-stable items. While their product mix will include candy bars and sodas, it will also include sustainable, natural, organic and regional options as well.

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    Nina Tall
    University of Western States
    Director of Auxiliary Services
    Portland OR
    United States
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