Nick YatesFood and Nutrition Blog
Nick Yates believes that healthy vending is more than just a good business idea– it is a social responsibility that enables him to spread the message of healthy living around the world. He graduated from the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia in 1995 with a dual baccalaureate degree in both business and marketing, and quickly began to tailor his expertise to health and wellness in particular.
Over the next two decades Nick Yates would solidify his position as a bona fide pioneer of healthy food options for people around the world.
Nick Yates is an industry-leading professional who has led numerous technological advancements to turn his dreams of simple, health food vending into reality. Throughout his career, Nick Yates has been at the helm of some of the most significant innovations in food vending to hit the industry, having created the world’s first healthy vending machine business, as well as the first healthy vending machine franchise. Since that time his dream has grown exponentially and he is now Chairman of San Diego-based Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, a multi-concept franchisor and innovator in the development of robotic vending technology.
As the Chairman of Generation NEXT, Nick Yates guides the company and its subsidiaries in the conceptualization, realization and development of some of the most exciting intellectual properties within the vending industry. With a core focus on revolutionary technology, Generation NEXT is now focusing on future concepts that will redefine the role of robotics within the vending industry, a focus that has already started with the recent launch of the company’s’ flagship brand, Reis & Irvy’s. The world’s first fully-automated frozen yogurt vending machine that dispenses point-of-sale frozen yogurt to customers on demand, offering 7 different flavors, 6 toppings and with a 60 second dispensing time. Reis & Irvy’s launched in April of 2016 and has now expanded across 49 states and Canada.