Good news for Redbox and all of its DVD renters… Redbox has signed an agreement with Smith’s Food and Drug to get their DVD rentals into 70% of their locations in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque by June of this year.
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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. â€” Redbox, provider of automated DVD rental services, announced an agreement with Smithâ€™s Food & Drug, a division of The Kroger Co., to feature fully automated DVD-rental kiosks in Smithâ€™s locations throughout the western United States. Redbox DVD kiosks are now installed and operating in 27 Smithâ€™s locations throughout Las Vegas. By June 2006, Redbox expects to have kiosks installed and ready for use in approximately 70 percent of Smithâ€™s locations in Las Vegas, Salt Lake City and Albuquerque.
“Smithâ€™s is delighted to be the first major outlet for Redbox in Las Vegas, and our 24-hour store operations will provide total flexibility for customers,” said Kenny Kimball, Smithâ€™s group vice president of operations. “Redbox offers one more reason for consumers to choose Smithâ€™s and get a little more from their shopping experience.”
Each fully automated redbox DVD rental kiosk holds more than 500 DVDs, representing 50-60 of the newest movie releases. Consumers use a touchscreen to select their favorite movies, swipe a valid credit or debit card and go. For added convenience, customers can keep the DVD for as long as theyâ€™d like for $1 per night, plus tax, and return their DVDs to any Redbox kiosk nationwide.
Originally launched in 2003, Redbox has rented more than 8.5 million DVDs nationwide.