Redbox Enters 7-Eleven, Airports, Gas Stations16 Dec, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
DVD rental kiosk operator Redbox has quietly begun installing units in 2,600 7-Eleven convenience stores nationwide, in addition to select airports and gas stations.
A spokesperson confirmed the Chicago-based company, which operates 12,000 kiosks, signed an agreement with 7-Eleven in November, with installation slated to continue through 2009.
“7-Eleven is testing the redbox program in a couple of markets, but has made no announcement about an expansion," said a 7-Eleven spokesperson.
Redbox also began offering 99-cent movie rentals at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Nashville International Airport, and Gerald R. Ford Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich.
It also began service at convenience chain Maverick in Tennessee, Thorntons in Wisconsin and Maryland-based Royal Farms.