Eastman Kodak, Discount Drug Mart expand in-store photo capabilities

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Eastman Kodak on Friday announced the renewal of its agreement with Ohio-based Discount Drug Mart to be the drug chain’s exclusive supplier of photo finishing technology, products and services.

Kodak will continue to support Discount Drug Mart’s fleet of Kodak Picture Kiosks and Kodak Adaptive Picture Exchange thermal dry labs.

Discount Drug Mart is in the process of upgrading its fleet with the latest Kodak innovations, such as Facebook site connectivity on the Kodak Picture Kiosk, duplex print capability and Web-to-store order and fulfillment. Kodak currently is installing the upgrades in Discount Drug Mart photo centers across Ohio and expects to complete the upgrade in time for the holiday season.

The enhanced Facebook Connect feature allows customers to use images from their own, as well as from their friends’ shared Facebook photo albums, to create personalized photo products at the Kodak Picture Kiosk. Discount Drug Mart also is taking advantage of the Kodak Net-to-Retail connectivity platform to offer its customers the convenience of ordering photo products online and picking orders up at their favorite Discount Drug Mart location, Kodak stated.

In addition to software upgrades, Discount Drug Mart is adding Kodak DL2100 duplex printers to its fleet. The new duplex printers expand the portfolio of photo print products Discount Drug Mart can offer its customers to include double-sided Kodak photo books and calendars, and the new Kodak personal greeting cards, which provide consumers a creative and personal card creating experience with new designer styles and unique writeable designs.

“We’re investing in the newest digital photo center technologies while continuing to leverage our traditional services to ensure that our customers enjoy the most exceptional photo creation experience,” said John Graycar, director of photo operations at Discount Drug Mart.

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