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Walgreens installing DVD rental kiosks in 2,000 stores

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CHICAGO Walgreens announced plans to roll out RedBox DVD rental kiosks to more than 2,000 stores through 2009 after testing them in a handful of markets.

Walgreens began testing the kiosks that rent DVDs for $1 per day in about 50 stores in Chicago and Houston in 2006 and expanded that test last November to 200 stores in Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio. It currently has the kiosks in about 250 stores and will add them in 1,800 more during the next two years.

“Featuring the latest DVD rentals for $1 per night, Redbox provides Walgreens’ consumers with another great reason to visit their neighborhood Walgreens location,” said RedBox chief executive officer Gregg Kaplan.

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