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October 21, 2011

SoloHealth on Friday announced a nationwide rollout in 2012 of its next-generation health-and-wellness kiosks, the SoloHealth Station, with the goal of replacing many of the 25,000 outdated blood-pressure machines found today in retail locations nationwide.

ATLANTA — SoloHealth on Friday announced a nationwide rollout in 2012 of its next-generation health-and-wellness kiosks, the SoloHealth Station, with the goal of replacing many of the 25,000 outdated blood-pressure machines found today in retail locations nationwide.

October 19, 2011

Industry experts say growth in the photo department will come from personalized products.

Industry experts say growth in the photo department will come from personalized products. “The photo category of the future is in user-generated content,” said Steve Giordano Jr., president of Lucidiom. “Customers should be able to go into a drug store and purchase personalized invitations, banners and thank you notes for a party.”

Retailers, Giordano said, have to go deep in the category to be competitive. That means offering everything from invitations and sticky notes to photobooks.

October 17, 2011

CVS/pharmacy announced on Monday that social network connectivity is now available at all CVS/pharmacy photo centers with Kodak picture kiosks.

WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS/pharmacy announced on Monday that social network connectivity is now available at all CVS/pharmacy photo centers with Kodak picture kiosks.

Effective immediately, customers can visit the CVS/pharmacy photo center to access and print their photos or access their friends' photos directly from Facebook at the Kodak picture kiosk. This new feature allows CVS/pharmacy customers to print images directly from Facebook without bringing a digital camera, USB drive or smartcard into the store.

October 13, 2011

Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its Kodak Picture Kiosk software will now allow consumers to use images from Facebook to create photo products.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak Co. announced that its Kodak Picture Kiosk software will now allow consumers to use images from Facebook to create photo products.

The enhanced Facebook application is the flagship feature of the new Kodak Picture Kiosk software version 5.0 currently being rolled out to retailers worldwide, the company said.

October 11, 2011

Redbox remains the dominant player in kiosk DVD rentals with an average of 55 million rentals monthly in second quarter 2011.

OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — Redbox remains the dominant player in kiosk DVD rentals with an average of 55 million rentals monthly in second quarter 2011. The company, which built its market dominance on $1 rentals, is testing price increases in some markets. Redbox and Foursquare are partnering to allow consumers to use their smartphones to check availability and reserve titles at their nearest kiosk.


Competitor NDR is experimenting with DVD sales as well as rentals from its kiosks, and may expand the concept.

October 4, 2011

Meet the Moment, a Clif Bar program celebrating athletic adventures and the places where they happen, culminated this past weekend with a National Day of Action, a day of volunteer activities to improve outdoor areas.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Meet the Moment, a Clif Bar program celebrating athletic adventures and the places where they happen, culminated this past weekend with a National Day of Action, a day of volunteer activities to improve outdoor areas.

September 23, 2011

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has halted its wine kiosk program at grocery stores, according to published reports.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has halted its wine kiosk program at grocery stores, according to published reports.

PLCB said it was prompted by a financial dispute with the program's vendor, Simple Brands LLC, which owes the state anywhere between about $800,000 to $1 million.

August 25, 2011

The next generation of health kiosks made by SoloHealth will use the latest technologies from Intel, the company said.

NEW YORK — The next generation of health kiosks made by SoloHealth will use the latest technologies from Intel, the company said.

The SoloHealth Station — which measures blood pressure, vision, weight and body mass index — will use an Intel Core i5 processor-based computer and deliver an interactive, secure and networked experience for consumers. It also will allow easy repairs and adjustments that can be made from one centralized computer.

August 19, 2011

Asteres, a provider of 24/7 automated pharmacy kiosks, earlier this week announced that Guthrie Health is the first hospital pharmacy to offer OTC products in addition to prescriptions at their ScriptCenter kiosk.

SAN DIEGO — Asteres, a provider of 24/7 automated pharmacy kiosks, earlier this week announced that Guthrie Health is the first hospital pharmacy to offer OTC products in addition to prescriptions at their ScriptCenter kiosk.

Hospitals are installing ScriptCenter to provide a quick and convenient prescription drop-off and pickup service to hospital employees, especially those who work when the pharmacy is closed, the company stated.

August 10, 2011

PureBrands on Tuesday announced the introduction of Sheets-branded automated kiosks that will be placed in high-profile areas across the country, including malls, office buildings, stadiums and arenas in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida.

NEW YORK — PureBrands on Tuesday announced the introduction of Sheets-branded automated kiosks that will be placed in high-profile areas across the country, including malls, office buildings, stadiums and arenas in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Florida.

The kiosks will feature Sheets Energy Strips, a brand promoted by the NBA's LeBron James, as well as Sheets-branded hats and t-shirts. The kiosks also will feature two plasma screens embedded in the machine that allows for messaging to change daily.

August 2, 2011

Pacific Northwest retailer Bartell Drugs recently used social networking to attract attention to its photo department, according to published reports.

NEW YORK — Pacific Northwest retailer Bartell Drugs recently used social networking to attract attention to its photo department, according to published reports.

Online news site GeekWire reported that Bartell sponsored a "Free Print Weekend" promotion last week in which people who "liked" the Seattle-based chain's Facebook page received up to 20 free photo prints from its Kodak picture kiosks. Bartell operates 58 stores in the Puget Sound region, the metropolitan area around Seattle.

July 5, 2011

Rockin’ Green’s laundry detergent formulas — Soft, Classic and Hard Rock — will feature a new scent and packaging.

SUPPLIER NEWS — Rockin’ Green’s laundry detergent formulas — Soft, Classic and Hard Rock — will feature a new scent and packaging. The company said it is replacing its original Plain Green Tea’s scent with a scent called Earth, Wind and Orchids. Rockin’ Green said that its Funk Rock product, which is an ammonia bouncer, will be available in a printed, 16-oz. stand-up pouch with a zipper; its Shake It Ups also will be packaged in a printed stand-up pouch, but will feature a spout instead of a zipper.


June 24, 2011

Stop & Shop opened a new store in Andover, Mass., on Friday, the company said.

QUINCY, Mass. — Stop & Shop opened a new store in Andover, Mass., on Friday, the company said.

The new store, which touts several full-service departments, also features Check It! self checkout lanes, Scan It! handheld devices that allow customers to scan and bag groceries while they shop, as well as Order It! deli kiosks, where shoppers may pre-order deli items. Redbox and Coinstar kiosks are also available, the company said.

Additionally, the store also boasts a variety of energy-efficient features, including:

June 9, 2011

Safeway is bringing Coinstar's self-service coin-counting kiosks to its U.S. and Canadian stores, the supermarket retailer announced Thursday.

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway is bringing Coinstar's self-service coin-counting kiosks to its U.S. and Canadian stores, the supermarket retailer announced Thursday.

Safeway said it agreed to install 1,400 Coinstar kiosks by the end of 2011, with installations slated to begin this month in Safeway stores and its banners, including Vons, Dominick's, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Genuardi's, Pavilions, Carrs and Pak N' Save.

June 8, 2011

Delhaize America banners are getting the kiosk treatment.

DULUTH, Ga. — Delhaize America banners are getting the kiosk treatment.

NCR is adding more than 800 Blockbuster Express kiosks to Delhaize America supermarkets, including Food Lion, Bottom Dollar Food, Harveys and Reid's across 11 states.

Blockbuster Express kiosks will be located either inside or outside the stores and provide easy access to a wide selection of popular movies, starting at a promotional price of $1 per night per rental, NCR said.

June 3, 2011

It seems that Wegmans' Pennsylvania locations have pulled the plug on automated wine kiosks, according to published reports.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — It seems that Wegmans' Pennsylvania locations have pulled the plug on automated wine kiosks, according to published reports.

The news follows the re-installation of the Pronto wine kiosks in Wegmans and several other retailers in January, after the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board took them off-line in December 2010 due to mechanical and technological issues.

Wegmans' decision to forgo using the kiosks was amid customer complaints, according to a letter the retailer sent to the PLCB.

April 22, 2011

Pennsylvania soon will be piloting hard-liquor kiosks in grocery stores, according to a report published Thursday by The Patriot-News.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania soon will be piloting hard-liquor kiosks in grocery stores, according to a report published Thursday by The Patriot-News.

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board last summer launched wine kiosks into stores and is expanding distribution options — hard liquor by the bottle can only be sold through state-owned stores — in an effort to satisfy residents’ demand for greater convenience, the daily reported.

March 25, 2011

Customers that participate in Food Lion's loyalty program have the opportunity to win free groceries for a year.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Customers that participate in Food Lion's loyalty program have the opportunity to win free groceries for a year.

Food Lion said that MVP customers in select markets can swipe their member cards once a day at the in-store coupon kiosks to enter for a chance to win. Customers also instantly can win 1-of-more-than-200,000 free national and private-brand items through April 19. Free items will be awarded in the form of a coupon, the retailer said.

March 21, 2011

Coinstar will help boost the retail presence of a self-service kiosks provider through a new deal.

BELLEVUE, Wash. — Coinstar will help boost the retail presence of a self-service kiosks provider through a new deal.

February 28, 2011

Food Lion announced Friday that it would add more of its MVP savings center kiosks to help customers save on their grocery bills.

SALISBURY, N.C. — Food Lion announced Friday that it would add more of its MVP savings center kiosks to help customers save on their grocery bills.

MVP savings center kiosks, which are part of Food Lion's MVP customer loyalty card program, were introduced in stores last year. Since their introduction, kiosk coupons have up to five times the redemption rate when compared with coupons delivered via traditional distribution channels, Food Lion said.

Money-saving coupon kiosks also can be found at Bloom and at Harveys.

February 18, 2011

A few years after launching its iFood assistant, a tool for on-the-go users that provides recipes and entertainment tips, Kraft is taking meal planning to the next level.

NORTHFIELD, Ill. — A few years after launching its iFood assistant, a tool for on-the-go users that provides recipes and entertainment tips, Kraft is taking meal planning to the next level.

Teaming up with technology innovator Intel, new Kraft Meal Planning Solutions transforms traditional self-service kiosks into a platform where consumers can obtain recipes, shopping suggestions, promotional coupons and even product samples. The kiosks reportedly also will use facial recognition to determine a consumer's gender and will suggest dinner meal options.

February 18, 2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Blood-pressure kiosks have become a ubiquitous site in retail pharmacies across the country, but like pharmacy automation and technology as a whole, they’re continuing to advance and offer new features.

January 12, 2011

Supermarket wine kiosks are being reintroduced into the Pennsylvania market in the coming week after being taken offline in the days before Christmas, according to a report published Monday in the Beaver County Times, a newspaper based in Beaver County and northwest of Pittsburgh.

BEAVER, Pa. — Supermarket wine kiosks are being reintroduced into the Pennsylvania market in the coming week after being taken offline in the days before Christmas, according to a report published Monday in the Beaver County Times, a newspaper based in Beaver County and northwest of Pittsburgh.

January 5, 2011

Supplier News — Pampers is looking to provide new resources and support for Latina moms and their babies through its latest initiative. The company announced the creation of the Madrinas Network, which will offer moms the opportunity to opt-in to receive tips and information on their baby’s development through a mobile messaging platform, and to join the Pampers Madrinas network at 
Facebook.com/PampersLatino.



December 22, 2010

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Tuesday announced it temporarily will close Pronto wine kiosks statewide to address mechanical and technological issues.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board on Tuesday announced it temporarily will close Pronto wine kiosks statewide to address mechanical and technological issues.

The kiosks were located in 30 supermarkets across the state, including in Giant Food, Wegmans Food Market, Giant Eagle, The Fresh Grocer and Shop 'n Save stores.