AVT Featured in Consumer Electronics Daily News

Article says, "Automated coffee kiosks are on the way"

Apr 03, 2013, 08:35 ET from AVT, Inc.

CORONA, Calif., April 3, 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 were recently featured in an article in Consumer Electronics Daily News.

"The automated coffee kiosk market is worth over $800 million a year, and has space for as many as 70,000 units," Consumer Electronics Daily News reported.

"AVT is leading this market with their Marley Coffee Automated Cafes, which provide a barista-quality cup of coffee. The AVT systems provide specially filtered spring water, gourmet roasts – including the famed Marley Jamaican Blue Mountain (one of the most highly desirable blends in the world), and fresh grind whole beans for each cup," according to the article.  "The AVT systems also can brew cappuccino, espresso, mocha and other specialty drinks. By contrast, Coinstar is betting that the public wants a lesser-quality product and is offering Seattle's Best in their systems, which is the Starbucks bargain brand."

Retail Customer Experience News reported, "The Marley Coffee kiosks will allow retailers to offer a coffee shop experience to their customers and will give vending operators a discernible difference in coffee vending solutions."

And Seeking Alpha reported, "These automated Marley Cafes provide cups of freshly ground coffee at a lower cost than traditional coffee shops; some of the cafe kiosks even come with seating areas."

NAMA president and CEO Carla Balakgie believes that constant advancements in user technology, coupled with unique products always coming to market, will continue to propel automated retailing's growth. As she sums it up, "Gen-Y is driving much of the innovation in the industry. They love the anonymity and to be able to get what they want, when they want it." According to an article in Pitt Business Review.

For more information on AVT, please call 800-240-5175 or visit the website at: www.autoretail.com.

To view the article in Consumer Electronics Daily News, visit http://www.cedailynews.com/2013/03/automated-coffee-kiosks-on-the-way.html

To view the article in Retail Customer Experience News, visit: http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article/193357/AVT-developing-coffee-kiosks-for-retailers

To view the article in Seeking Alpha, visit: http://seekingalpha.com/instablog/200555-qualitystocks/1526721-avt-inc-avtc-opens-marley-coffee-headquarters-in-light-of-changing-retail-landscape

To view the article in Pitt Business Review, visit: http://www.pittbusinessreview.com/2013/02/vending-machines-are-taking-over-us.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