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    AVT, INC Comments on Major Corporations Entering the Automated Retailing Market

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Major corporations such as Verizon, Walmart, and Amazon are getting in on the action, the world of Automated Retailing. AVT comments on the decision they have made to take advantage of this booming industry.To read the article in it's entirety please visit the link below.

    AVT is on the Move!

    Last updated 2 years ago

    With its key customer gaining attention, it appears that investors are becoming interested in AVT Inc. (AVTC.OB), a developer of automated and self-service retailing systems, which saw its share price jump over 10 percent to $4.42 on Friday.

    For readers who are new to AVT Inc., here's a brief overview of its business...

    Corona, California-based AVT Inc. is a manufacturer of vending systems that dispense a wide variety of items - from health products and cosmetics, to swimsuits, sunglasses, coffee, and smart phones. The company has vending systems throughout the Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside, California counties.

    The world market for intelligent vending machines is expected to more than quadruple over the next few years, from around 500,000 machines in 2012 to over 2 million systems in 2016, according to a report published by Intel Corp. AVT is optimistic that it will be able to capitalize on this growth and a secure a large slice of this $42 billion a year market.

    One of AVT's key customers is Medbox Inc. (MDBX.OB), which has been garnering attention ever since the legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington and Colorado last November.

    Medbox was trading in a range of $1.24 to $3.45 from Nov.17, 2011 till Nov.8, 2012. However, in the following week, the stock rocketed upward, reaching $215 per share on Nov.15, 2012, after being featured in a Wall Street Journal MarketWatch report. Though the stock has now given up most of its recent gains, it still hovers around $98, up from its low for the past 52-weeks of $0.03.

    AVT has been working with Medbox since 2010. Last October, AVT announced it has developed a new line of self-service medicine storage and retrieval systems for Medbox.

    Looking ahead, AVT expects to report revenue of up to $26 million in 2013, growing up to $50 million by year-end 2014. The company anticipates income of up to $9 million in 2013 and $13 million in 2014.

    AVTC.OB has traded in a 52-week range of $0.75 to $6.49. In the last 1 month alone, the stock has gained 198%.


    AVT, Inc Releases Financial Case Study

    Last updated 2 years ago

    AVT, Inc has released an exciting case study regarding the financial potential of Marley Coffee Automated Stores. The New Year definitely does bring good cheer, with the expectation of placing 1,000 Marley Units in surrounding cities in 2013 alone. To read the article in it's entirety please click on the link below.

    AVT, Inc. Named as a Leading Force Powering One of the Most Significant New Trends of 2013

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    CORONA, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) ( was named by Innovation Marketing ( as being a leading force behind one of the three biggest trends forecast for 2013.

    The report, titled 3 Vital Trends of 2013, noted that as technology evolves and new chip designs allow for innovative, highly interactive systems, we will see the entire retailing industry continue to evolve toward automation. New "micro-stores" will allow retailers to cost effectively grow, and will feature a multitude of innovations, including HD digital signs, interactive touchscreen controls, cashless payment systems, and the ability to personalize the shopping experience to each individual. "Companies such as Intel and AVT are leading the way to create this new world of retailing and customer empowerment," the report stated.

    "Technology plays an increasing role in retailing," according to the report. "Not only are consumers embracing this innovation, but retailers and brand owners have found that opening an automated store will increase sales, expand reach, and enhance brand awareness with minimal investment. In fact, the return on investment on an automated store is usually within 8 months - making it one of the best business investments in any category."

    Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT, said that he is pleased that his company's products and technology have been cited in the 2013 Trend Report. "Our focus continues to be on developing systems that provide ways for retailers to expand into new markets, and enable entrepreneurs to start their own businesses," he stated. "We know that the future will demand more efficient retail delivery systems, and we continually innovate to remain at the forefront of this industry."

    The report, which discussed trends in healthcare, automation and the customer experience, can be found by visitng:

    For more information on AVT, please call 800-240-5175 or visit the website at

    AVT Founder and Chairman Shannon Illingworth Featured on Business Leader Radio

    Last updated 2 years ago

    He transformed AVT into a leader in the automated retailing industry

    CORONA, Calif., Dec. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- AVT, Inc. (OTC Markets: AVTC) ( Founder and Chairman Shannon Illingworth was featured on "Business Leader Radio," a leading news program. Illingworth was asked in-depth questions about the company's origins; it's transformation to becoming a leader in their industry; and a forecast for the future.

    When asked what made his company so successful, Illingworth replied, "It's our team." He stated that the AVT team has a high work ethic with many ex-athletes and ex-military personnel that are driven by a passion for success. "We all understand the value of focus, perseverance and teamwork," he added. "We are a team of high performers."

    Asked about the company's origins, Illingworth, a self-proclaimed "gadget geek," always had an appreciation for technology and how technical advances could improve the quality of life.  So in 2001 he started a new type of a vending company, with an innovative system that dispensed hot foods.

    However, Illingworth's attention was soon drawn toward creating new and innovative systems that could sell retail products of all kinds. He was approached by the immensely popular brand Quiksilver, who wanted to sell board-shorts out of a vending machine by the pool at the Standard Hotel. Illingworth and his team created an automated system that not only sold board-shorts, but sunglasses, suntan lotion, swimsuits and waterproof cameras as well. The machine was a huge hit, and delivered a rapid return on investment.

    The future was now clearly visible to the company's founder.

    Over the next few years, AVT focused on developing and designing their own systems, and even were granted a patent - with other patents pending - for their innovative technologies.

    Now the company has a large portfolio of customers and is growing at about 50% per year. The company is well diversified, with footprints in medical and healthcare, apparel, electronics, product rentals, media, food and drinks, specialty coffee, and more.

    "The future is in these micro-stores," Illingworth stated. "Now a business or retailer can increase distribution points and have a store virtually anywhere, such as an airport, a college campus, a hotel, a mall, a military base, or anywhere that people congregate."

    He noted that especially in today's economy, entrepreneurs and business owners want low cost ways to either start a new business or expand an existing operation. "Automated retailing is the solution, and provides both a low cost of entry and a rapid return on investment."

    Host Wade Taylor commented that the possibilities seemed endless. "There are very few limits to what's possible through automated retailing," he stated. "People want 24/7 convenience, and that's what you give them."

    Companies like Walmart may soon have their DVDs and video games available in an automated machine, instead of the current system of locking them up and requiring employee assistance to open the case. "It provides better convenience for the customer and lower employee costs for the store," Illingworth noted. "It's a win-win for everyone."

    When asked to summarize AVT, Illingworth stated, "We create unique retailing experiences for consumers and innovative solutions for brands and business owners." And as proven by the company's rapid and sustained growth, the future for AVT looks bright, indeed.

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    For more information on AVT, please call 800-240-5175 or visit the website at

    About AVT:

    AVT, Inc. is a leading developer of automated and self-service retailing systems. 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, economy and ingenuity.

    AVT's stock is traded through the OTC Markets, Ticker Symbol: AVTC

    For more information on AVT, please call 800-240-5175 or visit the website at


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