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Vending MarketWatch Profiles AVT’s Partnership with NASCAR

VendingMarketwatch, a leading industry trade publication, reported on AVT’s new partnership with clothing line Panic Switch Army and their co-owner, NASCAR driver Kurt Busch. The arrangement is intended to target the 75 million NASCAR fans, increase awareness about the advantages and opportunities in Automated Retailing, and enhance the brand and recognition of AVT, Inc.

Luke Burrett and his wife, former Playboy Playmate Charis Burrett, are co-founders of Panic Switch Army{C}{C}, along with NASCAR driverKurt Busch.

In a recent interview with the Orange County Register, Busch said that the apparel company, “Ties in nicely with NASCAR’s core demographic of passionate fans who care about fashion.”

AVT is working with Panic Switch to create branding opportunities within the NASCAR circuit.

“We are pleased to be working with Panic Switch on this endeavor,” said Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT. “We share the same values as Panic Switch, by providing the highest quality products, a deep-rooted heritage of innovation, and designs that are on the cutting edge of our respective industries,” he added. “We look forward to introducing the new and exciting world of Automated Retailing to the millions of NASCAR fans throughout the country.”


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AVT provides new technology to the growing $10.2 billion cannabis market

AVT has received increased interest in their automated medicine dispensing systems, which can be used by hospitals, doctor offices, pharmacies, alternative heath clinics and marijuana dispensaries. AVT’s newly designed systems provide for the automated dispensing and secure storage of medicines and regulated products.

“We are getting inquiries about our automated medicine dispensing systems from across the nation,” James Winsor, CEO of AVT said. “Our newest systems have been engineered to have a UL safe rating that meets or exceeds state requirements, a multi-point interior locking system, a double-walled design for additional protection, plus intrusion alert with motion sensor activation,” he added. “However, we are the manufacturer. Our systems are built for and sold by our client partners, and we direct all sales inquires to them, as appropriate.”

According to Pharmacy Times, the pharmacy automation systems market is expected to grow to $7.8 billion by 2018, having been valued at 4.7 billion globally in 2011. This market gain of over 65% does not include figures for the rapidly growing legal marijuana industry, which according to CNBC, could grow to $10.2 billion.

An article in Pharmacy Purchasing and Products stated that the growth in the Automated Dispensing Systems market is not surprising, considering they provide “Improved medication security, robust tracking capabilities and inventory control, and fewer dispensing errors compared with manual systems.”

The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons recently recommended using automated medicine dispensing systems. “It is apparent that the use of this technology will decrease medication errors,” they reported. “Technological solutions will continue to emerge with efforts to improve safety and quality in all aspects healthcare delivery.”

Winsor is optimistic about the growing demand for automated dispensing systems. “Our expertise in this market is second to none, and as we continue to innovate and refine our systems, we will further secure our role as a key player in the rapidly growing healthcare and legal marijuana industries.”

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Washington Joins Growing List of States Legalizing Marijuana as Market Predicted to Grow to $10.2 Billion

AVT (ticker: AVTC), a leader in automated retailing, micro-stores, custom vending machines and kiosks, commented today on the opening of legal marijuana dispensaries in Washington State.

The state now joins Colorado as the first two in the nation to allow for the legal adult use of marijuana or cannabis.

Experts predict that sales of cannabis in Washington will surpass those in Colorado, which according to ABC News is larger than previously estimated. Washington State has a population that is 33% greater than Colorado’s, accordingly the market is predicted to be proportionately larger.

As more states pass medical and adult use marijuana legislation, the need for systems that regulate and control the substance will increase. Storage dispensing and compliance machines such as the type that AVT builds for its customers will grow in demand.

“One of the things that separates AVT from any other manufacturer is that we partner with some of the most innovative companies in the world to produce new types of systems that redefine entire industries,” Shannon Illingworth, Founder and Chairman of AVT commented. “From a self-service propane tank exchange to a gourmet coffee kiosk that has almost as many options as your neighborhood coffee shop; or an automated eyeglass cleaner and sanitizer; or a hot burrito, freshly squeezed juice, or freshly prepared salad dispenser; AVT is at the forefront of helping design, develop, and launch the most innovative self service systems in the world,” he added. “The marijuana and medicine dispensing machines we build for our clients are another example of how technology can shape the future of industries.”

According to CNBC, the marijuana market in America could top $10.2 billion within a few years.

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USDA Issues New School Lunch Nutrition Standards

The U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled new school nutrition rules on Jan. 25, aimed at improving child nutrition and combating childhood obesity. The regulations represent the first major change to school meal standards in more than 15 years. They will be phased in over the next three years, starting in the fall.

Under the guidelines, schools will be required to offer fruits and vegetables every day, increase the number of whole-grain foods and serve foods with less sodium and fat content than previously served. Only fat-free and low-fat milk will be allowed in school cafeterias.

In addition, the rules require portion sizes that ensure children receive calories appropriate to their age. A lunch for kindergarten through fifth grade students will contain no more than 650 calories on average. The limit goes up to 700 calories for sixth through eighth grades, and 850 calories for ninth through 12th grades.

The new requirements are part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into law last year by President Barack Obama and championed by the First Lady Michelle Obama as part of her Let’s Move! campaign.

The nutritional overhaul is estimated to cost roughly $3.2 billion to implement over the next five years. The act provides more funding to schools to help cover the extra costs associated with the menu changes.


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AVT, Inc. Second Quarter Financials Show Strong Gains


AVT, (, released consolidated financial statements for the period ending June 30, 2011, and they showed strong gains in key areas.

In the report filed with the SEC, revenues climbed from the end of first quarter 2011, to the end of second quarter. Gross profit also showed substantial increases.

Second quarter income surged from first quarter, a fact that company founder Shannon Illingworth attributes to the move of many projects from development, to pilot programs, to mass production.

“AVT continues to execute on our business plan, which identified key areas where we could attain leadership positions; develop the products that would meet these market needs; and turn our pilot programs into production on a large scale basis.”

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Automated Retailing is the New Low Cost Way to Reach Consumers in Virtually Any Location.

Today, all over the world, upscale automated retail centers offer shoppers the ability to purchase unique items in locations where they would not normally be found.

In the lobby of a luxury hotel stands a machine that dispenses gold bars and coins. In bathrooms at upscale bars, vending machines with hair products enable women to get a mini beauty treatment before heading back on to the dance floor. And at the Los Angeles Airport, people can soon download movies to a portable flash drive that will play on their computer.

But don’t call them vending machines… these automated retailing centers feature stylish architecture and graphics, and have interactive touch screens that entice, entertain, and inform.

What drives this quest for automation? The answer is simple, according to Shannon Illingworth, the founder of AVT – one of the nation’s leading developers of automated retailing systems. “For consumers it’s about convenience and a fun shopping experience. For retailers it’s about lowering costs, expanding product lines, increasing distribution, and reducing shrinkage.”

AVT, which makes some of the newest high tech self-service retailing kiosks, recently completed an order for a beautiful aluminum and glass tower that dispenses electronics such as cell phones, iPods, and portable satellite navigation systems. Illingworth stated that the system is a huge hit – especially with the younger generation.

The economics make it easy to see why. Mall stores produce about $330 a square foot a year, while a 28-square-foot kiosk can generate $3,000 to $10,000 a square foot a year, according to some reports.

Does this mark the end of the retail store? Hardly, states Illingworth. Just as DVDs didn’t end movie theaters, automated retailing won’t replace brick and mortar stores. “We complement the store by offering an interesting variety of products to a captivated audience in locations that are not normally served,” he stated. “We’re the icing on the retailer’s cake.”

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