Blockbuster adds kiosks at convenience stores

Additions give chain about 7,000 dollar-rental locations

Blockbuster Express will install DVD rental kiosks in an additional 500 sites operated by two convenience-store chains throughout the South, bringing to about 7,000 its number of nationwide dollar-rental locations.

MAPCO will place kiosks in 400 stores throughout the South, and Daily's in 100 sites.

"MAPCO Express is committed to providing affordable quality and personalized convenience to time-starved consumers," MAPCO vp sales & merchandising Tony Miller said. "Customers now have easy access to their favorite DVDs at the touch of a button."

Daily's chief Steve Hostetter said, "Blockbuster Express-branded DVD kiosks are a great, complementary addition to the products and services we already offer."