TNR Installs Rental Kiosks in Dallas17 Apr, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel
TNR Entertainment Corp., a Houston-based provider of stand-alone DVD rental kiosks, announced April 17 it would install 84 units within the Kroger grocery chain in the Dallas metropolitan area by the end of the month.
Kroger operates 2,531 supermarkets in 32 states under 24 brand names, including Ralphs, Fred Meyer, Food 4 Less, King Soopers, Smith's, Fry's, Dillons, QFC and City Market.
TNR, which operates rental kiosks in Southeast Texas, North Carolina, Florida, Indiana, Wisconsin and Colorado, claims to serve nearly 1 million customers monthly through kiosks that carry about 1,000 units and 200 titles.
Rival Redbox features more than 800 kiosk locations, including select McDonald's restaurants, major supermarket chains and office buildings.
“TNR kiosks are bringing a true value-add to supermarket customers' shopping experience, thereby helping to drive repeat visits and loyalty,” said Tracy Walker, executive director of sales and marketing for TNR Entertainment Corp. “When TNR was founded in 2002, Kroger was one of the first to pioneer this new territory alongside us, and we look forward to working with them to reach new customers in new markets as we continue to expand our presence.”