Redbox and Nexcom Expand the Availability of DVD Rental Kiosks at Naval Bases in the U.S.
April 29th, 2010
Redbox and NEXCOM Expand the Availability of DVD Rental Kiosks at Naval Bases in the U.S.
For Immediate Release: April 29, 2010
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill. – Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR) and one of the country’s most popular DVD rental kiosk companies, and the Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) will expand the availability of Redbox® DVD rental kiosks at Navy Exchanges located on U.S. Naval installations. Redbox is the exclusive supplier of DVD rental kiosks to NEXCOM and currently more than 66 Redbox kiosks can be found on 47 of the 56 Naval installations in the continental U.S. The company expects to install approximately 20 additional kiosks at NEXCOM bases throughout 2010, including Pearl Harbor this summer.
“We are proud to work with NEXCOM to provide servicemen and women and their families with convenient access to affordable, new release DVD rentals at Naval bases across the U.S.,” said Mitch Lowe, president, Redbox. “Redbox kiosks can be found in more than 21,000 convenient locations nationwide and we are pleased to include U.S. Naval bases among our growing number of locations.”
“As vending machine technology and secured communications became available, the Navy Exchange Service Command wanted to utilize these advances to increase DVD rental availability to our active duty personnel and their families,” said Richard Dow, Senior Vice President Operations, NEXCOM. “Outside machine placement, secure credit card acceptance and vendor service were key points in moving forward. Today, we are providing approximately 18,000 DVDs per week. The program benefits include convenient access to machines, reserving DVDs online and DVD returns to any Redbox machine nationwide. We are excited about the success and especially the value to our customers with a ‘$1 per day rental.’ This is truly a great service and benefit to our Navy family.”
Redbox DVD rental kiosks are available nationwide at select McDonald’s restaurants, leading grocery and convenience stores, Walmart and Walgreens stores and other locations. In addition to Naval bases in the U.S., Redbox kiosks are now available at select airports, libraries and within national landmarks like the Willis Tower in Chicago, the Pentagon and the Empire State Building in New York City. To find the nearest Redbox locations, consumers can visit www.redbox.com and type in their address or use the GPS-feature found within the free iPhone® app from Redbox available at the iPhone App Store.
Each fully automated Redbox kiosk holds 630 DVDs, representing up to 200 of the newest movie releases. Consumers simply use a touch screen to select their favorite movies, swipe a valid credit or debit card and go. For added convenience, movie-lovers can reserve DVDs online at www.redbox.com or via an iPhone and pick them up at the Redbox location of their choice.
Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSTR), offers new release DVD rentals through its network of conveniently located, self-service kiosks. Redbox has rented over 750 million DVDs and is available at approximately 21,600 locations nationwide, including select McDonald’s restaurants, leading grocery and convenience stores, and Walmart and Walgreens locations in select markets. For more information, visit www.redbox.com.
The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) is headquarters for the worldwide Navy Exchange System that oversees 103 Navy Exchange facilities and its 300 stores worldwide; 42 Navy Lodges; Ship’s Stores; Uniform Program Management Office and Navy Family Support Programs. NEXCOM’s mission is to provide authorized customers quality goods and services at a savings and to support quality of life programs for active duty military, retirees, reservists and their families. The Navy Exchange enterprise operates primarily as a non-appropriated fund (NAF) business instrumentality. Revenues generated are used to support Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) programs. In FY08, $2.5 billion in sales were generated with over $45 million in profits provided to Navy MWR programs.
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Redbox Media Contact:
Laura Dihel, JSH&A Public Relations, (630) 776-0747, email@example.com
NEXCOM Media Contact:
Kristine Sturkie, Public Affairs Specialist, (757) 631-3648