MATTHEWS, N.C. -- Family Dollar Stores Inc. has announced that it has entered into a multiyear agreement with Coinstar Inc. to provide Redbox DVD and game rental kiosks at Family Dollar locations across the United States.
"As Family Dollar continues to broaden its assortment and increase relevancy to our customer, Redbox is a natural addition to our growth initiatives," said Michael Bloom, president and chief operating officer for Family Dollar. "The Redbox kiosk is the definition of convenience for movie and game rentals and will provide value, convenience and additional reasons for customers to visit Family Dollar stores more often."
Maria Stipp, chief customer officer of Coinstar, said, "Redbox is proud to be located at Family Dollar retail destinations and to extend our footprint in places where America shops. A key component to our success is our retail partners who help us bring consumers greater access to movies and games at a low price."
Family Dollar customers will gain easy access to entertainment at a great value with new release DVDs at Redbox for $1.20 a night, Blu-ray Discs for $2.00 a night and games for $2.00 a night. For added convenience, Family Dollar customers can ensure their preferred title is available when they arrive at the kiosk by reserving online, via the Redbox iPhone and Android apps or by texting FIND to 727272.
Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Redbox offers new-release DVD, Blu-ray Disc and video game rentals through its network of self-service kiosks. It has rented more than 1.5 billion discs and is available at more than 35,400 kiosks across more than 29,000 locations nationwide, including select McDonald's restaurants, grocery, drug and convenience stores, select Walmart locations and select Walgreens locations.
Coinstar, Bellevue, Wash., is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the Redbox self-service DVD rental and Coinstar self-service coin-counting brands. The company has approximately 35,400 DVD kiosks and 20,200 coin-counting kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, c-stores and restaurants.
Matthews, N.C.-based Family Dollar currently operates more than 7,200 discount stores in 45 states.