AVT Customer Featured On Front Page of Yahoo News For New Caviar Vending Machine

Unique system makes worldwide news

Dec 03, 2012, 06:40 ET from AVT, Inc.

CORONA, Calif., Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (Ticker: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com) announced that one of their customers is making headlines throughout the world for a system AVT built to sell caviar through a vending machine. The unique "caviar boutiques" are now in three upscale malls in and around Beverly Hills, California, and have been featured on the front page of Yahoo News, and well as newspapers, television and radio stations, and online sites throughout the world.

The caviar vending machines were custom designed for AVT's customer by AVT's group of in-house artists, software programmers and fabricators, and offer customers a large selection of fine caviar as well as truffles, escargot, bottarga, blinis, oils, Mother of Pearl plates and spoons, gift boxes and gourmet salts. Items range in price from $50.00 to $500.00.

"These systems showcase how an automated, self-service system is the best way for a business owner or retailer to expand distribution and reach more customers with a small investment and a rapid ROI," according to Shannon Illingworth, founder and chairman of AVT. "While the cost of opening a typical store in a mall is cost-prohibitive, our custom designed automated stores can reach the same consumer at a small fraction of the price."

AVT has become recognized as a leader in helping entrepreneurs launch new, successful businesses. From HUMAN Healthy Vending – recently named by Forbes Magazine as one of America's most promising companies, to the new automated Marley coffee stores, to self-service systems that dispense health related items ranging from dental care to prescription medicine – AVT is fueling economic growth and entrepreneurial success.

"For a fraction of the cost of starting a typical business or franchise, you can be in business with an automated store," Illingworth stated. "Our systems help people become their own boss and make a great income," he added.  "And if you have an existing business, automated retailing allows you to increase distribution, enhance brand awareness, and sell more products to more people – quickly, easily and cost-effectively."

While some may call it high-tech vending, it is really much more, Illingworth commented.  AVT's patented systems provide built-in touchscreens, cashless payment centers, remote wireless management, and high definition screens for advertising and promotional messages.

"Entrepreneurs and retailers can now open an automated store for less than $10,000 – and sell virtually anything they want, anywhere they want, 24-hours a day." he stated.

For more information on self-service automated stores and vending machines, please visit AVT online at: www.autoretail.com.

To see the story on the caviar vending machine in the Los Angeles Times, go to: http://www.latimes.com/business/money/la-fi-mo-caviar-vending-machines-20121123,0,600266.story

To see the story in the London Daily Mail, go to: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2238082/Americas-caviar-vending-machine-installed-LA-mall.html

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About AVT:

AVT, Inc. is a high quality leader in the automated retailing industry, offering technology solutions at 50% less than the best-known competitor.

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 and cost efficiency.

AVT's stock is traded through the OTC Bulletin Board Markets, Ticker Symbol: AVTC.OB.

For more information on AVT, custom vending, or the Automated Retailing Industry, visit www.autoretail.com or call the Investor Relations Department at 800-240-5175.