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Coinstar Takes Vending Beyond Movie Rentals And Cash

Coinstar Inc. is in the process of advancing and developing new kiosk and vending technologies. The owner of the Redbox movie-rental kiosks argues today’s consumers want an updated lineup of self-serve products, ranging from coffee to refurbished iPods. Today’s shoppers are more technologically savvy, and want things quick on-the-go. The vending kiosk trend is expected

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Buck’s Inc. Selling Chicago Convenience Stores

Both company-owned company-operated sites and company-owned dealer-operated locations are available for purchase.   Buck’s Inc. is selling 62 properties located in the greater Chicago and St. Louis metropolitan areas by sealed bid sale. The St. Louis deadline (Feb. 22) has passed, but the Chicago bid deadline is set for March 8. NRC Realty & Capital

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Coinstar Inc. Provides Q2 Results

Coinstar Inc. says goodbye to one of its executive leaders as it releases its second quarter results for fiscal 2011. Coinstar Inc., a provider in automated retail, has announced a leadership transition for the company’s redbox business, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar. Mitch Lowe has resigned as president of redbox to pursue entrepreneurial and other

Self-servicing stride

Building on a long tradition of manufacturing reliable, secure and trusted ATMs, Tranax Technologies Inc. has created the first in a new line of non-cash dispensing kiosks. Incorporating many of the features found on a standard retail ATM, the new Tranax kiosk delivers the functionality to support a wide range of applications, including bill payment,

Mall Variety

  Coinstar Inc. announced an agreement between Coinstar E-Payment Services Inc. and Charter One for Coinstar to distribute the universal Charter One MasterCard Gift Card through Coinstar gift card malls. The program offers consumers the convenience and flexibility of being able to usethis card at millions of locations where Debit MasterCard is accepted. The balanced

MAPCO Adds Blockbuster Express DVD Kiosks

MAPCO Express Convenience Stores in Tennessee and the Mid-South are adding 24-hour Blockbuster Express-branded DVD kiosks. NCR Corp. has already deployed a number of the kiosks in Tennessee-area MAPCO Express locations as part of a pilot program. “MAPCO Express is committed to providing affordable quality and personalized convenience to time-starved consumers in neighborhood markets throughout

Tedeschi Remodels Stores

At a time when many retailers are cutting back on spending, Tedeschi Food Shops is aggressively reinvesting in renovations of its convenience store locations. Recently, 23 locations, including stores in North Weymouth, Chelmsford, Billerica, Westford and Needham have undergone major remodels at an average cost of $250,000 per store in an effort to offer more

Xtra Mart Adds DVD Kiosks

Some 80 Xtra Mart c-store locations are adding NCR’s Blockbuster Express-branded kiosks, which allow customers to rent DVDs with no membership required. Customers use their credit card at the machine and are charged $1 per night until they return the DVD to any Blockbuster Express kiosk-not just the kiosk where they rented the DVD. The

Kum & Go Expands Redbox Kiosks

Kum & Go plans to add Redbox DVD rental kiosks to more than 281 Kum & Go convenience stores nationwide this year.  Redbox kiosks are currently installed at 26 Kum & Go stores in Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.  “Redbox has made a positive impact on our stores and has been very popular

NOCO Express Installs Blockbuster-Express DVD Kiosks

NOCO Express Stores have partnered with NCR Corp. to offer BLOCKBUSTER-Express DVD rental kiosks to western New York customers. By June, NCR’s BLOCKBUSTER-Express kiosks will be available at 22 NOCO Express Stores across western New York. The first kiosk was recently installed at the NOCO Express located at 58 West Main Street in Webster. “We

Using ATMs to Drive Profits

For many years ATMs were nothing more than large boxes hiding in the corner of convenience stores across the country. Over the years, though, that strategy has evolved as in-store real estate became more valuable and marketers looked for every edge to attract new customers. As such, retailers these days are faced with three distinct

Sheetz Adds Blockbuster Express DVD Rental

Sheetz is adding Blockbuster Express-branded DVD-rental kiosks at nearly all 365 locations, the Wall Street Journal reported. The rollout is one of the biggest so far in NCR Corp.’s efforts to have some 10,000 kiosks operating by year end through its partnership with Blockbuster Inc. (BBI). The current number is about 4,000. “Entertainment for us

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