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Cloud 9 Vending, LLC
Keith Braxton, Partner
Nathaniel Shober, Partner
2632 N. Sawyer Ave, Chicago IL, 60647
Office: 773 340-7936
WHO WE ARE?
DRIVERS FOR SUCCESS
OUR REFRESHMENT CENTERS
WHY CLOUD 9 VENDING?
Toassess interest in placement of Cloud 9 Vending
refreshment centers on location premises.
Who we are?
Cloud9 Vending, LLC, formed June 11, 2009
Verifies nutritional contents of snack & beverage offerings
Nathaniel Shober, Partner, BS Education, Loyola
University Chicago; pursuing a doctorate in
Naturopathic Medicine, part of which focuses on
KeithBraxton, Partner, BBA Economics, Loyola
University of Chicago. Illinois Food Service
Nielson, RD LDN Nutritionist, BA Science &
Food & Nutrition/Dietetics, Loyola University of
Chicago. Has over 12 yrs experience in Dietetics.
Cloud 9 Team
Cloud9 Vending’s mission is to promote health and
wellness through education, and providing
convenient, great tasting and nutritious snacks,
beverages and other vending foods.
Cloud 9 Vending will be the premier vending
operator within the Chicago area that exclusively
offers an assortment of ‘Better For You’ (BFY)
Drivers of Success
Only local company to offer 100%
Product Offerings: assortment of: natural, organic, low
calorie, low fat, low carb, low sugar,
diabetic friendly, and enhanced
nutritional snacks & beverages
Fast moving products
Offer both chilled beverages & snacks
in one energy efficient machine
24-7 year round machine maintenance
Easy-to-use refreshment centers
Service: Minimize out of stock products
Maintain strong relationships with
Refreshment Centers in United States (2008):
Less than 5% of refreshment center operators offer ONLY all nutritious better-for-you products in
Snack & Beverage Consumer Trends: 2009-2010
Food manufacturers are increasingly offering a ‘Better For You’ (BFY) selection of products to
meet the emerging health conscious markets.
Consumers are turning to enhanced waters, teas and energy drinks for the energy boost once
reserved only to coffee.
Both energy shots and drink are a popular trend, expecting to double to 700 million in 2010 as opposed to 350
million in 2009
Healthy Eating Improves Productivity
Workplace Performance & Diet:
Productivity is a measure of both physical presence and mental clarity.
Not only do businesses lose out on productivity due to lost time for chronic illness and
obesity, but employers also lose out when worker minds are less than alert which leads to
mental sluggishness, mistakes, lower output, lost innovation and even accidents.
While junk food laden vending machines may be a source of income for a company,
management is becoming more concerned that the cash revenues generated do not
outweigh the lost of productivity & health related costs.
There are widespread workplace campaigns where education is key to motivating
employees to eat well. Lack of employee education leads employees to reject healthy food
offering to the extent that vendors refused to provide them.
Consumers Snacking Trends
Consumers are leaning toward healthier snacks rather than fat-indulgent snacks. At
the same time, 47% are equally concerned with value according to the State of the
Industry 2009 March Report by Snack Food Association (SFA):
Eating healthier = 76%
Eating snacks that offer better nutrition= 62%
Replace high calorie snacks with healthier alternatives = 59%
Eatfoods that help prevent health problems and/or help manage existing health
conditions = 58%
Control portion size when snacking= 52%
Educate: Consumers Seek A Partner in
want food companies to use
comments/symbols on packages to help
pick healthier options (source: State of
the Industry 2009 March Report )
Typical Vending Machine vs Cloud 9 Vending Machine
Fat-indulgent Better For You (BFY)
$1, $5, $10 & $20 Bill Acceptor/Validator - accepts newly
released $5 bills which are rejected by other refreshment centers;
accepts $1 gold coins
Next Generation Refrigeration System - eco-Friendly CFC
free Modular Cooling System
Whisper Quiet‖ Cooling System - allows you to place
machines in a quiet office rather than a hallway
EnergyWise Design - better insulation means less energy
usage, lower electricity bills and longer compressor life
Uses 3.5 watts or ½ the amount of watts than comparable “combo snack machines “
Electronic Diagnostics - minimizes onsite service calls
Glide-Ride‖ Smooth Motors - prevents products from
getting stuck at the end of the coils (common problem in other
Computerized cash, vend & sales record
Why cloud 9 vending?
Unique, and great tasting wholesome snack options
Energy-efficient refreshment centers
24-7, year round machine maintenance
Incomparable customer service
Environmentally conscious company
Cashless/Credit Card accessible
Remote Inventory Tracking Software
For More Information
2632 N. Sawyer Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
Office: (773) 340-7936
Keith Braxton, Partner
Cell: 773 -896-6156
Nathaniel Shober, Partner
Thank you for your interest!