Kum & Go plans to add Redbox DVD rental kiosks to more than 281 Kum & Go convenience stores nationwide this year. Redbox kiosks are currently installed at 26 Kum & Go stores in Iowa, Arkansas, Colorado, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
“Redbox has made a positive impact on our stores and has been very popular among our customers,” said Kyle Krause, president and CEO of Kum & Go, which operates more than 430 stores in 11 states. “Consumers trust us to provide value and convenience and the expanded presence of Redbox allows us to continue to deliver on that commitment.”
Each fully automated Redbox kiosk holds 630 DVDs, representing up to 200 of the newest movie releases. Consumers 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 continues to experience strong growth as a result of our ability to deliver convenient and affordable entertainment to consumers while increasing traffic for our retail partners,” said Mitch Lowe, president of Redbox. “We look forward to our expansion within Kum & Go’s network of busy locations and loyal customers.”
Redbox is currently available at more than 20,000 locations nationwide, including select McDonald’s restaurants, leading grocery and convenience stores and Walmart and Walgreens stores in select markets. The company has rented more than 500 million DVDs to date.