Kodak expands transformation of Retail Photo Department with new retailer partnerships

Kodak continues to expand its worldwide network of kiosk order stations, APEX and other integrated photo center solutions with recent customer agreements, including:

Carrefour, the world’s second largest retail chain is implementing exciting new store designs as part of the multi-year agreement that enables the two market leaders to provide consumers with a fresh, innovative, new photo shopping experience with access to a large array of high quality photo products, from photo books to photo gifts and 4”x6” prints. In Spain, Kodak has extended its relationship with Carrefour and has finalized the rollout of 74 new APEX systems.

DM-Drogerie Markt, one of the leading drugstore chains in Europe is now rolling out APEX dry labs and KODAK Picture Kiosk version 4.0 software, giving consumers unprecedented access to exciting new products and services.

Dirk Rossmann GmbH. Germany’s third largest drugstore chain, which extended its partnership with Kodak, is now leveraging the new KODAK Picture Kiosk version 4.0 software, and is introducing KODAK Remote Business Services in order to continue to manage their fleet and drive new growth in photo services.

Walmart Canada Corp. the leading photo retailer in Canada, has renewed its agreement with Kodak to be its principal supplier of retail photo kiosks and dry lab systems, consumable products, and services across the retailer’s entire chain of photo centers.

Walmart Brazil has seen its Kodak Kiosk installed base grow in double digits over the past two years to include at least two kiosks in each of its Supercenter stores.

Kodak Picture Kiosk Software v4.0, the most powerful ever software release for Kodak’s kiosk fleet, features Facebook, The Kodak Gallery and PICASA Web Albums connection; Kodak’s Video Snapshots, a first-of-its-kind and easy to use video-to-still capture application; the world’s first Pet Eye Retouch capability; Kodak’s Facial Retouch; and true one-touch, high quality premium products.

Kodak APEX v4.0 brings even more profit opportunity to the retailer through new, high margin product and service offerings such as the Kodak Net-to-Retail solution, which turns the retail store into a fulfillment center for online orders from multiple online service providers, Passport and ID Photos that deliver on the government requirements of more than 40 countries, and also high margin Canvas Posters. APEX v4.0 also brings many workflow enhancements including new, faster image editing features, pricing management behind the counter, and centralized management of off-site fulfillment orders.