Kodak, which has deployed 105,000 Picture Kiosks around the world, is extending its partnership with DM-Drogerie Markt, an instant kiosk print retailer in Western Europe.
By end of 2012, DM will be the first European retailer to offer KODAK Photo Books and KODAK Personal Greeting cards nationwide across Germany, allowing consumers to create personal, high-quality photo products in minutes at kiosks. So far, DM has 4,000 KODAK Picture Kiosks in its 1,200 stores nationwide, Christoph Werner, managing director, DM Deutschland, said in a company press release.
"By continuing to partner with Kodak, DM maintains its leadership position as the number one instant kiosk print retailer in Western Europe by offering innovative photo retail solutions and superior customer service," he said.
DM was one of the first European retailers to use KODAK Picture Kiosks, and in 2008, installed one of the first KODAK Adaptive Picture Exchange (APEX) dry lab systems. By year-end, DM will have 150 APEX dry lab systems installed in their stores.
In February, Kodak announced plans to "focus on its kiosk business", phasing out its dedicated capture devices business – comprising digital cameras, pocket video cameras and digital picture frames. In January, Kodak filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
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