CORONA, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a leader in automated retailing, micro-stores, custom vending machines and kiosks, commented today on their line of healthy vending machines, a niche that is one of the fastest growing sectors in the nation.
AVT is a leader in the design and manufacturing of healthy vending systems, and has a product line that encompasses a wide range of applications, including hot and/or cold vending, touchscreen interactivity, media panels for advertising and promotions, custom sound and light displays, graphics, cashless payment systems, and wireless control and management of the system.
One of AVT's customers, HUMAN Healthy Vending, was named the #1 Vending Franchise in North America by Entrepreneur Magazine, as well as an Inc 500 Fastest Growing Company.
"People are more conscious about health and wellness and are making more concerted efforts to have a balanced diet," said Jackie Clark, National Automatic Merchandising Association spokeswoman. There's evidence that shows that sales go up when healthier items replace traditional vending options. "This is a trend that's here to stay."
According to the Automatic Merchandising State of the Industry report, there is an increasing demand for healthy vending, from both consumers and operators. "Vendors reported that healthy food attributed as much as a 25 percent upswing in sales." Furthermore, the report stated that new technology was empowering the industry, "allowing operators to regain profitability and adjust to the ever changing end user."
Other key drivers in the growth of healthy vending can be found at The White House, who sponsors healthier eating initiatives; and in Congress, who recently banned the sale of unhealthy food in schools; as well as at the Center for Disease Control, who put out a report that instructs all government facilities to replace old-style vending machine fare with healthier alternatives.
For more information on AVT, their healthy vending systems or custom vending machines, call (877) 424-3663, or visit: www.autoretail.com.
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AVT is a publicly traded company (ticker: AVTC), with a 15-year track record of success and innovation. AVT provides custom automated solutions to increase sales, expand distribution, control lift, lower overhead, and enhance brand awareness. For information, call (877) 424-3663, or visit: www.autoretail.com.
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