CORONA, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com) was named by Innovation Marketing (www.inov8.us) as being a leading force behind one of the three biggest trends forecast for 2013.
The report, titled 3 Vital Trends of 2013, noted that as technology evolves and new chip designs allow for innovative, highly interactive systems, we will see the entire retailing industry continue to evolve toward automation. New "micro-stores" will allow retailers to cost effectively grow, and will feature a multitude of innovations, including HD digital signs, interactive touchscreen controls, cashless payment systems, and the ability to personalize the shopping experience to each individual. "Companies such as Intel and AVT are leading the way to create this new world of retailing and customer empowerment," the report stated.
"Technology plays an increasing role in retailing," according to the report. "Not only are consumers embracing this innovation, but retailers and brand owners have found that opening an automated store will increase sales, expand reach, and enhance brand awareness with minimal investment. In fact, the return on investment on an automated store is usually within 8 months - making it one of the best business investments in any category."
Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT, said that he is pleased that his company's products and technology have been cited in the 2013 Trend Report. "Our focus continues to be on developing systems that provide ways for retailers to expand into new markets, and enable entrepreneurs to start their own businesses," he stated. "We know that the future will demand more efficient retail delivery systems, and we continually innovate to remain at the forefront of this industry."
The report, which discussed trends in healthcare, automation and the customer experience, can be found by visitng: www.inov8.us
For more information on AVT, please call 800-240-5175 or visit the website at www.autoretail.com.
About AVT, Inc:
AVT, Inc. is a leading developer of automated and self-service retailing systems. 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. With an in-house design team, software developers, mechanical engineers and on-site manufacturing, AVT can take projects from concept to completion with speed, economy and ingenuity.
AVT's stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Ticker Symbol: AVTC
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