How to Start a Vending Business in 5 Easy Steps

28 Oct 2019

Its all about: 1) Foot traffic 2) What other food serviecs are available Great article:

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Top 10 tips for eating healthy at work

11 Sep 2019

1) Pack a lunch - bring leftovers from dinner? 2) Keep a bottle of water on hand. 3) Keep smart snacks on hand (refer Health Island). 4) Avoid the fancy coffee with all the extras.

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Now we accept Zapper payments as well

24 Jun 2019

Our new payments vendor can now accept Snapscan as wella s Zapper payments at our vending machines. Convenience is what its all about.  Simply scan the code on the machine, enter your

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Health Island´s healthy snacks now available with a bar-coded HONESTY BAR system

15 Feb 2019

As of 2019 health Island has innovated a system where they supply snacks together with a bar code scanner so staff can help themselves to a snack, scan the code of the product, and at month-end acc

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Snapscan payments prove to be a win!

11 May 2018

We now have 8 sites taking payments with Snapscan. The latest being the dynamic WiGroup near Century City. At sites like this we find 80% of purchases are made using this technology as opposed to c

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Health Island sponsors SPCA Two Oceans runners

18 Apr 2018

130 Two Oceans runners who were seeking sponsorhsip for their efforts on behalf of the SPCA recieved a Health Island snack in their goodie hamper on registration. Health Island founder Philip R

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SA College of Applied Psychology to ´go live´ in Jan 2016

19 Nov 2015

SACAP, a dynamic eductaional institution in Claremont Cape Town will be acquiring a Health Island vendiong machine for staff and students early in 2016. Students need snacks on teh go when running

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Direct Axis takes off in Cape Town

01 Sep 2015

Financial Services company Ditrect Axis, in Diep River, has soared to become one of Health Island's busiesit corporate sites. Part of the reason is that the company subsidises snacks by 20%, th

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Rhodes University gets a Health Island vending machine!

12 Feb 2015

Health Island can now be found outside the Library on the Rhodes University campus in Grahamstown. Early signs are that students love it!  Reaction from passing students as we were setting

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Health Island now at SARS/Customs, Beit Bridge

18 Jun 2014

With considerable logistical planning Health island deployed at Beit Bridge border on 18 June 2014. Now over 400 SARS, customs and police staff now have access to our amaing healthy snacks and

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Health Island sponsors St Lukes Hospice Trail Run

24 May 2014

On a blustery, freezing winters Saturday morning Health island MD Philip Rubin ran the 17.5km ST Lukes Hospice Trail run from UCT, up around Devils Peak, through Newslands Forest and and back to UC

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Parklands College - Secondary School gets a machine

21 May 2014

A vending machuine was delivered to the beautiful new Parklands College Campus in, well, Parklands, Cape Town. This now makes two machines at this prestigious school.

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Parklands College Senior Prep goes live

06 Mar 2014

The kids at Parklands College are amazed at their gleamlng new box of healthy snacks!  What a joy for us to be making a difference to their lives, and best of luck with the new site to a

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New sites in July 2013

19 Jul 2013

Its been a busy month at Health island! 3 new sites:  Cannons Creek School in Pnelands, Nedbank regional office in the Waterfront, and a 3rd machine for the students at UCT - this time in

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New Year, New Site, New products

17 Jan 2013

On 23rd Jan 2013 we deploy a new box of vended gooddies at Price Waterhouse Coopers, Sunninghill, Gauteng! Another new franchised site. 3 great new products have joined the ranks: 1) Our Preser

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New Sites, July/Aug 2012

12 Aug 2012

Welcome to Old Mutual Financial Services and to UCT's 2nd site - Kramer Law Building, Middle Campus. Now even more people have 24/7 access to our delicious snacks.

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Welcome to Ogilvy Western Cape!

31 May 2012

Health Island is overjoyed to have the prestigious Ogilvy on board as a site! Cool snacks now abound on the 3rd floor. Response/feedback  from Ogilvy management?  1) Why has

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Health Island - finalist in SEDA Small Business Stars Competition!

12 Apr 2012

Out of OVER 5300 entrants nationally and over 1000 of those in the Western Cape. Health Island was selected as a Western Cape finalist in this national entrepreneurial competition.

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New site and new product update...

02 Feb 2012

Health Island now proud to have FIVE healthy snack vending machines at Standard Bank head office (Jhb), THREE at Allan Gray, and Webber Wentzel (Jhb) as our latest site. An exciting new product

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Business and Franchise Expo, Coca Cola Dome, Jhb

25 Aug 2011

Health Island will have a stand (C13) at this Expo starting on 15th Sept 2011 and we will be available to engage with potential franchisees and business owners who want to start their own business

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Vega School of Branding goes live

24 Aug 2011

This dynamic school of advertising and branding in Greenpoint decided their students deserve something healthy to snack on between classes - the kids were asking for it as well. Students often work

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Shell SA goes live

10 Aug 2011

Shell welcomes their Health Island snack machone with open arms. Already well aware of nutrition and healthy eating thanks to educational efforts by management in bringing in experts to talk to sta

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Jupiter Drawing Room goes live

28 Jun 2011

Jupiter Drawing Room in Cape Town received their mean green vending machine with open arms. Poor starving fellas - and boy can they eat! So nice to have our snack delights appreciated.  Jupite

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Health Island at Schools


Health Island is committed to increasing nutrition awareness in schools while also encouraging students to make healthy choices. Healthy snacking is vital to children and adolescents' energy and nutritional needs in order to meet daily demands in school and at home.

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Health and Nutritional updates


How to take your Fruit

Did you know that fruit should be eaten BEFORE a meal, not after?

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