President and CEO, Mark Trotter, a veteran of the vending machine business opened the company in April 2006 and launched its distributorship program in January 2007. In just one month, they have received interest from locations all across the country.
YoNaturals is unique not only because of the products it distributes, but also the transformation of vending machines themselves. Mr. Trotter eradicated the bad and brought in the good. YoZone food and beverage machines have customized colorful graphics to match various location types, giving them a fresh, clean feel, much different from the typical dark, dirty look of older vending machines.
No cash? No change? No worries. The YoZone have cashless payment systems for credit and debit cards. Twenty-four hour monitoring systems are also featured on the YoZone so distributors can oversee machine activity from their personal computers, only visiting locations when restocking is needed. In addition, a single machine can store all different kinds of items, from fresh fruit to yogurt to organic cookies and cold beverages because each level can be set to a temperature fit specifically for its products.
The words organic and natural no longer just generate images of tree-huggers and hippies. Instead those words have become mainstream, representing one of the fastest growing and thus one of the most profitable industries in the nation. People are realizing that the nation is saturated in fat and natural alternatives are needed to make a change. YoNaturals believes the vending machine industry, which is not regulated by the USDA, is partially to blame and they are taking it upon themselves to make a change.
“The timing to get into this business couldn’t be better. People are seeking better choices in their diets, and healthy snacks and beverages are the fastest-growing product segments in the food industry,” said Dr. Roy Vartabedian, the New York Times best-selling author of Nutripoints and nutritional advisor and product consultant for YoNaturals.
According to recent studies, one of the greatest increases in obesity has been found in children. States across the nation are tightening school food guidelines to weed out the sugars and fats and bring in more nutritional items. Kids love snacks and YoZone machines give schools the ability to keep the appeal of vending machines by filling them with natural, healthy products. YoNaturals meets all of the California school nutrition guidelines.
YoNaturals (yonaturals.com) is the creator of the YoZone Healthy Vending Program, which offers a “one stop” solution to healthier vending including machine distribution, installation, training and complete food distribution of leading natural and organic brands.