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  • 1. Cloud 9 Vending, LLC Informational Packet Presented by: Keith Braxton, Partner Nathaniel Shober, Partner 2632 N. Sawyer Ave, Chicago IL, 60647 Office: 773 340-7936 website: email:
  • 3. Objective  Toassess interest in placement of Cloud 9 Vending refreshment centers on location premises.
  • 4. Who we are?  Cloud9 Vending, LLC, formed June 11, 2009  Two Partners:  Keith Braxton  Nathaniel Shober  Licensed Nutritionist:  Katisha Nielson  Verifies nutritional contents of snack & beverage offerings
  • 5. Our Staff  Nathaniel Shober, Partner, BS Education, Loyola University Chicago; pursuing a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine, part of which focuses on nutrition.  KeithBraxton, Partner, BBA Economics, Loyola University of Chicago. Illinois Food Service Sanitation certified.  Katisha Nielson, RD LDN Nutritionist, BA Science & Food & Nutrition/Dietetics, Loyola University of Chicago. Has over 12 yrs experience in Dietetics.
  • 6. Cloud 9 Team Keith Braxton(left) Nathaniel Shober
  • 7. Mission  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.
  • 8. Vision  Cloud 9 Vending will be the premier vending operator within the Chicago area that exclusively offers an assortment of ‘Better For You’ (BFY) vending foods.
  • 9. 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 Refreshment Centers:  Offer both chilled beverages & snacks in one energy efficient machine  24-7 year round machine maintenance  Easy-to-use refreshment centers Exceptional Customer Service:  Minimize out of stock products  Maintain strong relationships with clients
  • 10. Industry Snapshot Refreshment Centers in United States (2008):  Less than 5% of refreshment center operators offer ONLY all nutritious better-for-you products in their machines? 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
  • 11. 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. Nutrition education: 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.
  • 12. 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%
  • 13. Educate: Consumers Seek A Partner in Nutrition 57% of consumers want food companies to use comments/symbols on packages to help pick healthier options (source: State of the Industry 2009 March Report )
  • 14. Competitor Comparison Typical Vending Machine vs Cloud 9 Vending Machine Fat-indulgent Better For You (BFY)
  • 15. Machine Specifications Height…76” Depth...29” Width…31” Weight…500 lbs. Selections...Snacks – 20 Drinks – 6 Capacity…200 Snacks – 177 Drinks Voltage...110-120VAC – 60 Hz – 3.5A v
  • 16. Machine Features $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 machines) Computerized cash, vend & sales record
  • 17. 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
  • 18. For More Information Business Address: 2632 N. Sawyer Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 Office: (773) 340-7936 Website: Email: Keith Braxton, Partner Cell: 773 -896-6156 Nathaniel Shober, Partner Cell:(773) 573-2164 Thank you for your interest!
  • 19. Optional Refreshment Center