CORONA, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a technology leader in developing automated retailing systems, customized kiosks and micro-stores, announced that they are giving away a free Marley Coffee Automated Store and a free trip to Jamaica.
The contest is called "Win a Store, Win a Trip" because the winner not only receives a free Marley Coffee Automated Store, but also will receive a free trip to Jamaica, where they will learn about the heritage of the coffee business, sustainability, and organic methods on the Marley Family Farm.
Rohan Marley, son of legendary musician Bob Marley, said, "It was always my father's dream to return to farming one day." Now, with Marley Coffee, he has fulfilled that dream. From the family's 52-acre private estate sitting atop the Blue Mountains in Chepstowe, Jamaica - long revered as the region with the world's most desirable coffee beans – the dream of Marley Coffee comes alive.
AVT is an exclusive partner to Marley Coffee, and has designed and manufactured an unique, upscale, automated coffee kiosk, which provides freshly ground and brewed coffees at a touch of a button. The Marley Automated Cafes provide entrepreneurs a low-cost, turnkey business that can start returning profits immediately.
The automated, self-service sector is exploding, according to a report in Investor's Business Daily. The publication stated that the industry will reach $1.1 trillion by 2015, using projections compiled by the IHL Group. Coffee, the second largest commodity in the world (second only to oil), is consumed by millions of people every day – which is why being in the coffee business can be so lucrative.
"The Marley Automated Cafes are the way of the future," according to Shannon Illingworth, AVT Founder and Chairman. "Why put up a large retail store like Starbucks - with all the associated overhead – when you can produce a better tasting cup of all-natural Marley gourmet coffee, espresso or cappuccino, and place these self-service cafes virtually anywhere? We can put a beautiful Marley Coffee Automated Cafe almost everywhere that people congregate - even in places that could never hold a Starbucks, like office and apartment buildings, college campuses, and hotel lobbies, to name a few."
To help one lucky entrepreneur, AVT is giving away an automated Marley Coffee Cafe as well as a free trip to Jamaica, which will include a visit the Marley family farm. "We want the owner of this Marley Coffee Automated Cafe to learn about the history of Marley Coffee, their approach to sustainability, and the wonderful, organic methods used to grow this gourmet coffee," Illingworth said.
To enter the contest, entrants must "Like us" on the AVT Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AVTInc), then visit www.marleycoffeebusiness.com/contest and write a short essay (200 words or less) about why they think they should be awarded the free Marley Coffee Kiosk. Entrants should write a bit about themselves, describe where they would place the automated cafe, and note how they feel they could champion sustainability in their community with the Marley Coffee Automated Cafe. Winner will be selected based on the quality and content of their essay.
The winner will receive a free Marley Coffee Automated Store, and an all-expenses paid trip to Jamaica. Contest runs from April 15 - July 1, 2013. All entries must be received by COB 7/1/13.
To enter, go to: www.marleycoffeebusiness.com/contest and follow the directions.
Contest void where prohibited by law.
For more information on AVT, please call 800-240-5175 or visit the website at: www.autoretail.com.
For more information on the AVT Marley Coffee Kiosks, visit: http://www.marleycoffeebusiness.com
For complete contest rules, visit http://www.marleycoffeebusiness.com/contestrules.html
About AVT, Inc:
AVT is a leading developer of customized automated retailing systems, Micro-Stores, and self-service solutions. Divisions include design, manufacturing, software engineering, leasing, media, and technology licensing. AVT is able to work with any size company to design a custom automated retailing solution that drives traffic, increases sales, improves security, and lowers overhead. AVT is uniquely qualified to take projects from concept to completion with speed, economy and ingenuity. For more information, visit: www.Autoretail.com
AVT's stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Ticker Symbol: AVTC
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