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AVT, Inc. (AVTC) Opens Marley Coffee Headquarters in Light of Changing Retail Landscape

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

AVT, a developer of automated and self-service retail systems, has opened a new AVT Marley Coffee sales headquarters dedicated specifically to Marley Coffee (OTCQB: JAMN). AVT is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Marley Coffee branded kiosks and automated coffee stores.

The headquarters will focus on establishing new locations for AVT-owned Marley coffee systems as well as helping entrepreneurs and business owners obtain and operate their own Marley Coffee Automated Cafe. 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.

AVT anticipates putting 2,000 company-owned units into the market within the next two years, and has projected sales from these systems in excess of $24 million by year-end 2014.

Brent Toevs, CEO of Marley Coffee, responded to a recent opine from Netscape creator and noted venture capitalist Marc Andreessen that retail stores are on the verge of extinction and will be replaced by technology-based systems. As an example, Andreessen cited Blockbuster’s demise as a result of the establishment of Redbox movie rental kiosks.

“We don’t agree with Mr. Andreessen and think that retail will completely die off,” Toevs stated in the press release. “But we think that the bricks and mortar approach will rapidly retrench as new, more affordable delivery methods take their place.”

Shannon Illingworth, CEO of AVT, shared Toevs’ sentiment that more conventional retail measures will emerge.

“The Marley Cafes are the way of the future,” Illingworth said. “Why put up a large retail store like Starbucks – with all the associated overhead – when for a few thousand dollars, you can produce a better cup of Marley gourmet coffee, and place these self-service cafes virtually anywhere? We can put a beautiful Marley Coffee Automated Cafe almost everywhere that people congregate – even in places that could never hold a Starbucks, like office and apartment buildings, college campuses, and hotel lobbies, to name a few.”

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AVT, Inc. (AVTC) Product Featured on ABC News Spot

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Automated retailing is a new and quickly growing industry, and was recently reported on by ABC News, where AVT and its new custom system were featured as part of the news spot. The story provided a glimpse into the world of automated retailing, highlighting AVT as well as a wine bar retailer in California.

The ABC News story began by introducing the different and unique products that consumers are now obtaining from vending machine, including everything from cupcakes to caviar. The caviar vending machine was designed and built by AVT, who is known as a leader in developing customized automated solutions. All AVT solutions give customers choice and convenience when purchasing a product.

“AVT continues to grow so rapidly because business owners and entrepreneurs are realizing that they can reach new customers in a cost-effective manner through automated retailing,” Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT remarked. “From automated carpet cleaning kiosks to Marley Coffee Stores, we are literally re-inventing the retailing experience.”

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Stock Guru Featured Client: Automated Vending Technologies, Inc. (AVTC.PK)

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Automated Vending Technologies, Inc. (AVTC.PK) is a leading developer and supplier of hi–tech vending machines, products, and services. The Company’s advanced vending technologies include VMS™ and TSV™, which the company anticipates becoming the paradigm for the vending industry. The company plans to revolutionize convenient food access with its hi-tech vending machines and patent-pending technologies.

Automated Vending has developed patent-pending technologies that are designed to improve the vending machine industry. Their VMS™ software allows for easier management of machine inventory, repairs, collections and advertising through remote access. The VMS™ technology reduces costs and increases profits by enabling real time access of inventory, system status, machine service and daily receivables.

The Company operates through multiple partnerships and subsidiaries including Automated Vending Services, Automated Express Market, AVTi Media, and Vending Management Software (VMS™). Automated Vending is based in Corona, CA, and serves around 300 commercial and government vending accounts and educational facilities in Northern San Diego, Riverside, San Bernadino, and Orange and Southern Los Angeles Counties. The Company engages over 10 delivery and service trucks that are available to stock, service, and maintain the machines 24/7.

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