AVT's Utique Shop Turning Heads in Detroit Metropolitan Airport

The innovative automated retail store is a hit with customers from around the world

Dec 30, 2013, 09:15 ET from AVT, Inc.

CORONA, Calif., Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) (www.autoretail.com), a technology leader in developing automated retailing systems, kiosks, custom vending machines and micro-stores, announced that their innovative Utique Shop has been prominently placed in the Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW).

DTW is Michigan's busiest airport and one of the world's leading air transportation hubs. DTW ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction among large airports in a recent J.D. Power and Associates North America Airport Satisfaction Study. With two new, state-of-the-art passenger terminals, DTW is among the world's most efficient, customer friendly and operationally capable airports in North America.

Utique is an interactive, touch-sensitive, automated luxury store for today's modern shopper. The Utique shop offers an assortment of luxury and personal items such as gifts, gadgets, electronics, and skincare items by high-end and niche labels. Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT explains, "We wanted to bring high-end, luxury products to men and women in a fast, friendly and engaging manner," he said. "The Utique Shops are the latest innovation in the growing trend toward automating the retailing process by enabling customers to purchase through micro stores and providing the right selection of merchandise in a convenient location."

The high-profile machines have been deployed in airports, resorts, entertainment destinations and malls nationwide. They can generate up to 10 times more revenue per square foot than traditional retail, at far lower operating costs.

"Retailers are looking for solutions that allow them to grow efficiently, enhance their brand, and stay connected to consumers," Illingworth commented. "And consumers are seeking quality, convenience and engaging, multi-channel shopping experiences. Utique Shops provide all that and more."

To view the exciting and innovative technologies in the Utique Automated Stores, watch a video at: http://vimeo.com/76475700

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

About AVT, Inc:

AVT is a leading developer of customized automated retailing systems, micro-stores, custom vending machines 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