Bartell pilots on-demand publishing system from Kodak Alaris, On Demand Books
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Seattle drug store chain Bartell Drugs is offering custom printing in its stores through a pilot program with Kodak Alaris, the photography giant said Wednesday.
Kodak said a Bartell store in Seattle’s University Village shopping center would offer consumers a full-service, digital-to-print media system with On Demand Books’ Espresso Book Machine, integrated with Kodak Picture Kiosks. The pilot program marks the first time the system has been offered in a drug store environment.
"This new offering from Kodak Alaris represents the latest in exciting new solutions that are relevant to our market and help us drive business in our stores," Bartell category manager Howie Cohen said. "As consumers seek more ways to express themselves and create personalized products, this technology offers an exciting, accessible way for them to engage with their content, whether through words or pictures, and create something meaningful that they can treasure for a lifetime."
The service allows customers to print high-quality, custom books or purchase from On Demand Books’ catalog of more than 7 million titles in minutes. Bartell will begin offering photo books with the machine starting in spring 2014. Customers can print books ranging from family histories and family recipes to novels and poetry, Kodak Alaris said.
RediClinic enhances web site
HOUSTON — Retail-based clinic operator RediClinic, which operates about 30 clinics inside select HEB stores in Houston, Austin and San Antonio, has revamped its web site with new features and functionality.
“Our new website was designed with cutting-edge technology to provide you with the best-in-class online experience at every visit whether you log on to RediClinic.com from your home, office, or on-the-go,” the company stated in announcing the news.
New features on the site, located at RediClinic.com, include:
- Geo-location detection where users allow the system to auto-detect a RediClinic near their current location;
- Scrolling feed of news and reviews featuring special promotions; customer reviews, health alerts and new services;
- Detailed information that defines each medical test and vaccine; and
- Expert blogs on current topics from weight loss to health and wellness.
AmerisourceBergen increases dividend rate
VALLEY FORGE, Pa. — The board of directors of AmerisourceBergen on Tuesday increased the company’s quarterly dividend rate 12% to $0.235 per common share from $0.21 per common share.
AmerisourceBergen shares were up 23 cents to $67.13 in mid-morning trading on Wednesday.
The quarterly dividend of $0.235 per common share will be payable Dec. 2, 2013, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 18, 2013.