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Nick Yates brings over 20 years of experience in the vending / franchising industry.

Nick earned a dual baccalaureate degree from the University of Technology in Sydney in both business and marketing. 

The pioneer of the world’s first healthy vending company in Australia in 2002, Nick Yates introduced the concept to the United States in 2006 and was the the founder of Fresh Healthy Vending International, the first and only US healthy vending franchise concept. Fresh Healthy Vending has appointed over 350 franchisees in just five years.

To date, Nick Yates has been responsible for the placement of over 6,000 healthy vending machines and is the visionary of nearly every innovation the healthy vending industry has seen since its inception.

As of July 2014, Nick Yates was appointed Chairman of Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, and he also sits on the company’s board of directors.

Generation NEXT Franchise Brands is the exclusive franchisor of Fresh Healthy Vending, and Reis and Irvy's - the world's first frozen yogurt robot kiosk franchise.

Generation NEXT Franchise Brands is publicly traded - stock code OTC:VEND

Work History



Generation NEXT Franchise Brands

Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, currently showcases three global concepts that include the original Fresh Healthy Vending, the recently launched Reis and Irvy's® Frozen Yogurt Kiosks and the upcoming corporate-owned 19 Degrees™ Premium Frozen Yogurt.



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Business Development
New Business Development



Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

University of Technology