Blockbuster adds kiosks to QuikTrip chain

555 convenience stores to feature DVD rentals

Blockbuster Express on Tuesday announced a deal with the QuikTrip convenience store chain to place DVD rental kiosks in most of the retailer's 555 locations.

QuikTrip operates stores in Arizona, Illinois, Iowa, Georgia, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. The deal follows Blockbuster Express agreements covering 500 new kiosk installations in convenience stores operated by two other chains, bringing to about 7,000 the number of dollar-rental kiosks operated by the NCR-operated kiosk network.

QuickTrip spokesman Mike Thornburgh called the disc kiosks "a perfect addition to our service offerings and enable us to add entertainment to the list of items we offer to our customers and their families."

NCR vp Alex Camara said the kiosks are in line with convenience stores' ability to offer consumers "the ease of one-stop shopping for all of their needs."
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