NCR Takes ‘Kwik Trip’ to Movie Rentals12 May, 2010 By: Erik Gruenwedel
As expected, NCR Corp. May 12 officially announced it will install Blockbuster Express movie rental kiosks in more than 300 Kwik Trip convenience stores in the Midwest, including Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
The Kwik Trip deal, which represents the largest retail footprint for Express kiosks, was first reported April 19 by Home Media Magazine.
Blockbuster also has Express kiosks in Chicago, Detroit and Indianapolis. Duluth, Ga.-based NCR is financing and rolling out 10,000 Express kiosks this year through a license agreement with Dallas-based Blockbuster.
“Blockbuster Express kiosks proved to be a perfect addition to our service offerings … and will help us bring quality and affordable home entertainment to our customers and their families,” said Bob Thorud, VP of operations with La Crosse, Wis.-based Kwik Trip.