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DEERFIELD, Ill. - Walgreens has inked a deal with Oakbrook Terrace, Ill.-based Redbox to add the latter's fully automated DVD rental system in approximately 2,000 Walgreens stores nationwide. Currently available at nearly 250 Walgreens locations, Redbox will install kiosks at approximately 1,800 additional Walgreens stores during 2008 and 2009.
The expansion of Redbox to Walgreens locations nationwide follows the successful test of the fully automated $1 per night DVD rental service in Chicago, Houston, Phoenix and Columbus, Ohio-area Walgreens.
Redbox recently said it had plans to feature its kiosks in the majority of Wal-Mart locations nationwide. Redbox kiosks are now available at more than 6,800 locations nationwide, including leading grocery stores, select McDonald's restaurants, and now Walgreens and select Wal-Mart locations.
Redbox Automated Retail, LLC is owned by Coinstar, Inc., GetAMovie, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of McDonald's Corporation, and private investors.