AVT Awards Exclusive Distributorship of Marley Coffee Automated Stores in San Diego
CORONA, Calif., May 28, 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 have awarded an exclusive distributorship of the innovative Marley Coffee Automated Stores in the San Diego area. The deal is worth over $2.5 million in new revenues for AVT, Inc.
The territory has been awarded to Jon Gerber, a Southern California businessman with over 20 years of experience in growing companies, and an extensive background in the software and telecommunications industries.
Mr. Gerber has an impressive track record of launching and expanding new products to the marketplace, and has over 15-years of experience with start-ups in the Silicon Valley.
“We are pleased to partner with Jon Gerber, a proven business leader that is well qualified to introduce the Marley Automated Stores to San Diego,” said Shannon Illingworth, Chairman and Founder of AVT, Inc. “Jon understands the opportunity these systems offer, and will be able to grow the business quickly and correctly.”
“I look forward to launching Marley Automated Stores in this fabulous market,” Gerber stated. “San Diego is a city that loves gourmet coffee, and with the AVT designed systems, people can have a world-class cup, freshly brewed, and be on the go in a matter of moments,” he added. “I have no doubt that once people try the Marley Automated Store, they will make it a part of their daily routine.”
AVT recently introduced the second-generation Marley Coffee Automated Stores, which now feature large screen interactivity and media. The systems are the world’s first touch-screen automated cafÃ©s that can deliver a freshly ground and brewed cup of gourmet Marley coffee, espresso or cappuccino, in less than a minute. Some of the Marley Automated Stores also will feature Marley accessories, cups, and both ground and whole bean coffee for sale in a variety of blends.
“Marley Coffee is a powerful brand that is one of the best known in the world,” Illingworth stated. “We were able to harness the power of that brand and move it into our automated retailing platforms, to open up the product to a whole new market sector,” he added.
The Marley Automated Stores are typically generating about $1500 – $2000 a month in sales, and providing a return on investment (ROI) in less than one year.
This contract states that AVT will manufacture 300 machines for the San Diego distributor, in a deal worth about $2.5 million. Marley Coffee, the company that supplies the products for the systems, is forecasting about $1 million a year in new sales for their parent company – Jammin Java.
For more information on AVT, visit the website at: www.autoretail.com, or call 800-240-5175.
For more information on Marley Coffee (OTCBB: JAMN.OB), visit: www.marleycoffee.com
For more information on Marley Automated Stores, visit: http://www.marleycoffeebusiness.com/
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
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