CVS offers consumers new ways to save photos at Kodak kiosks
WOONSOCKET, R.I. and ROCHESTER, N.Y. CVS/pharmacy and Eastman Kodak Company have announced that CVS is the first national retailer to offer customers both Photo Books and Kodak Picture Movie DVDs.
These new photo processing products turn customers’ photos into hard-cover books and movies, respectively, in minutes, using the Kodak Picture Kiosk. Both of these products are now available in more than 4,500 CVS/pharmacy stores nationwide.
Customers can bring their photos—in nearly any format, from prints to memory cards—to CVS and have them either printed and bound or placed on a customized DVD almost immediately. For two weeks in July, CVS customers enrolled in the ExtraCare rewards program will receive credit for a single use of the cost of each of these two features.
CVS pioneered the in-store Kodak Photo Book service in 2007, and now with the DVDs, the company states, “is once again spearheading the adoption of an industry innovation.”
The Photo Book promotional week will last from today through July 19 and includes the 4×6 or 6×8 book. The Kodak Picture Movie DVD promotional week will be July 27 through Aug. 2. ExtraCare cardholders will instantly receive back the price of the Photo Book or Kodak Picture Movie DVD in Extra Bucks, which can be used towards nearly anything in CVS/pharmacy.
StoreBoard Media adds Kerr Drug to growing list
NEW YORK Kerr Drug has become the latest retail pharmacy chain to adopt StoreBoard Media’s security pedestal advertisements, StoreBoard announced June 24.
Known as EyeCurve, the patent-pending billboards are on security pedestals near the entrances of more than 13,000 stores nationwide.
“Kerr Drug is a major regional chain that has worked hard to maintain its community pharmacy heritage,” StoreBoard chief executive officer Douglas Leeds said. “Kerr’s unique bond with its customers offers our advertisers a fantastic environment to convey their branding messages.”
Kerr operates more than 100 stores in North and South Carolina. Its headquarters is in Raleigh, N.C.
Schlicker tapped to head Giant-Landover, Stop & Shop
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands Dutch supermarket operator Royal Ahold announced Thursday that it had appointed Giant-Carlisle president and chief executive officer Carl Schlicker as president and chief executive officer of its Giant-Landover and Stop & Shop chains.
Schlicker succeeds Jose Alvarez, whom Ahold appointed executive vice president for global business development, reporting directly to Ahold chief executive officer John Rishton.
“We have chosen to make these changes as the Value Improvement Program expands beyond price repositioning,” Rishton said.
The program, which began in 2006, involves increasing profits by revamping product and service offerings while reducing costs and prices.