AVT Unveils Automated Coffee Store at NAMA Show

AVT and Marley Coffee sign exclusive agreement for self-service cafes

May 03, 2012, 08:10 ET from AVT, Inc.

CORONA, Calif., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc., (Ticker: AVTC.OB) (www.autoretail.com), presented a new automated store they designed for Marley Coffee (Ticker: JAMN.OB), at the National Automatic Merchandising Association (NAMA) Show last week in Las Vegas. The AVT designed automated store is the first of its kind, and provides freshly brewed coffee, whole beans, t-shirts, coffee mugs, brewing accessories, and a variety of blends including Marley's famous 100% Jamaican Blue Mountain Roast.

"The automated system allows entrepreneurs or business owners to open a coffee shop experience, without the typical overhead, lease requirements, or employees," according to Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT, Inc.

The system is perfect for placements in airports, supermarkets, retail stores, college campuses, hospitals, hotels, office buildings or other high-traffic locations.

"Having been involved in the vending industry my entire career, these are by far some of the most sophisticated machines I've ever seen," said Brent Toevs, CEO, Marley Coffee.

Rohan Marley, chairman and co-founder of Marley Coffee, was at the AVT booth along with his sister, Karen Marley, as well as the company's senior management.  World Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis, who is a partner in the Jamaican division of Marley Coffee and long-time Marley Coffee ambassador, was also in attendance as a special guest. Photos of the event can be found on AVT's website at: http://autoretail.com/main/AVT-page.asp?P=4

The coffee industry generates revenues of over $11 billion per year. The National Coffee Association of U.S.A.'s market-research survey shows that 54% of the overall American adult population enjoy coffee. Coffee is the most popular beverage in the world, with more than 400 billion cups consumed per year. Americans alone consume 400 million cups of coffee per day - making the United States the leading consumer of coffee in the world, at four and a half thousand cups of coffee per second.

AVT is the leader in creating fully customized automated stores, and utilizes a team of in-house mechanical and electrical engineers, software designers, metal fabricators, artists and graphic designers, to develop systems that allow brands, business owners and retailers to provide products to consumers 24/7/365.

For more information, visit AVT's Website at: www.autoretail.com.

About AVT: AVT, Inc. is a leading developer of self-service retailing systems, custom vending machines, and automated retail stores. AVT's stock is traded through the OTC Bulletin Board Markets, Ticker Symbol: AVTC.OB.