SANTA MONICA, CA–(Marketwired – Jul 7, 2015) – U-Vend, Inc. (OTCQB: UVND) (the “Company”), a consumer products and technology company that develops, distributes and markets next-generation self-serve electronic kiosks in a variety of retail environments across North America, is pleased to announce that they have signed a three-year partnership agreement with THE RINKS part of the National Hockey League’s (NHL) Anaheim Ducks development program to install the Company’s Mini Melts Grab-N-Go merchandiser freezers and self-service kiosks in all seven of THE RINKS locations.
“We are thrilled to have U-Vend as a partner with THE RINKS Development Program and its seven locations,” said Vice President of THE RINKS Art Trottier. “U-Vend is committed to the same Southern California communities that all seven RINKS locations serve and we look forward to introducing them to the highest quality products in a convenient way.”
Elements of the partnership agreement include the presence of Mini Melts Grab-N-Go products at all RINKS locations, including Anaheim ICE, Westminster ICE, Lakewood ICE, Yorba Linda ICE, Huntington Beach Inline, Irvine Inline and Corona Inline. U-Vend will receive branding opportunities at each location, on www.The-Rinks.com, and the seven individual facility web sites. U-Vend will also have the ability to install and operate one electronic kiosk at each of the seven RINKS locations.
“We are very excited and honored with the relationship we have developed with the Anaheim Duck’s organization. The skating facilities that we will be expanding into are very popular and are utilized by people of all ages — all of whom now will be enjoying our superior ice cream products.” said Raymond Meyers, CEO of U-Vend, Inc. “We continue to dedicate our efforts on the strategic expansion of our merchandisers and kiosks into high-traffic, retail locations. One of our long-term goals is to have a major presence in all thirty National Hockey League cities, and this agreement with THE RINKS is a great way to launch.”
Launched in February 2009, THE RINKS Development Program now consists of seven local skating facilities operated by the Anaheim Ducks: four ice rinks (THE RINKS – Anaheim ICE, THE RINKS – Lakewood ICE, THE RINKS – Westminster ICE and THE RINKS – Yorba Linda ICE), as well as three inline facilities (THE RINKS – Huntington Beach Inline, THE RINKS – Irvine Inline and THE RINKS – Corona Inline). For information on THE RINKS program, visit www.The-Rinks.com.
ABOUT U-VEND, INC.
U-Vend, Inc., located in Santa Monica, CA, is a consumer products and automated retailing company specializing in the creation, marketing and sales of unique ice cream and related food products which are distributed to the retail markets utilizing various “next-generation” self-serve electronic kiosks throughout North America. The Company owns and operates kiosks and has partnered with numerous national consumer product companies to deliver new and innovative customer retail experiences in automated “frictionless” settings. For more information on U-Vend, visit www.u-vend.com or call (855) 55-UVEND.
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to market acceptance for the Company’s products and services, its ability to succeed in increasing revenues in the near term to attain profitable operations and generate sufficient cash flow from operations, the effect of new competitors in its markets, its integration of acquired businesses, and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K which are available at the SEC’s website www.sec.gov. Other factors not currently anticipated may also materially and adversely affect U-Vend’s results of operations, financial position, and cash flows. There can be no assurance that future results will meet expectations. While the Company believes that the forward-looking statements in this news release are reasonable, the reader should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement. In addition, these statements speak only as of the date made. The Company does not undertake, and expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
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