Kodak Extends Multi-Year Agreement with Independent Pharmacy Cooperative to Deliver Breakthrough Photo Innovation to Independent Pharmacies Across America
ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Kodak and the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) today announced the renewal of a multi-year agreement in which IPC will exclusively make available KODAK Picture Kiosks to its more than 4,500 pharmacy members. As part of this, IPC will enable independent pharmacies to incorporate the latest innovations from Kodak, including wireless connectivity, mobile applications and social network connectivity (Facebook), and offer their valued consumers fun, easy ways to do more with their pictures. Through KODAK Picture Kiosks, IPC members can offer a wide range of profitable premium photo products, including prints, enlargements, calendars, greeting cards and photo books. IPC and Kodak will showcase the available Kodak solutions this week at McKesson Idea Share, June 26-30 in Las Vegas, NV, at Booth #1702.
"Through our agreement with Kodak, we can now deliver relevant, timely solutions to our IPC members that will help them extract even greater value from their photo offerings," said Don Anderson, CEO and president, Independent Pharmacy Cooperative. "The new offerings we've seen from Kodak show that it is continually thinking of ways to improve the consumer experience, both in terms of how they access their images as well as breadth of premium photo products consumers can make. We expect that our pharmacy members will continue to get great value from this extended agreement."
"Making it easy for consumers to create pictures and memories at a KODAK Picture Kiosk provides a great benefit to retailers of any size and IPC has done a tremendous job in enabling its members to adopt our solutions to drive business and revenue," said Garth Neenan, Regional Business Manager, U.S. & Canada, Personalized Imaging, Kodak. "Kodak's commitment to our retail partners is to help them deliver an exceptional experience to their customers, and we're proud to be working with IPC to help its members grow their photo center businesses."
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Over the past 30 years, IPC has evolved into the nations' largest group purchasing organization for independent pharmacies. IPC represents 4,500 independent pharmacy members whose purchases exceed 8 billion dollars. Located in Sun Prairie, WI and staffed by just 75 employees, IPC prides itself on providing the most progressive and effective programs and services to put profit back in the independent pharmacy. For more information please visit the IPC Website at https://www.ipcrx.com.
About Kodak's Personalized Imaging Business
The Personalized Imaging business leverages Kodak's unique imaging heritage, expertise and ongoing innovation to provide customers and end-consumers with high-quality products and services to meet their individual needs. The Personalized Imaging business consists of Retail Systems Solutions, the world leader in retail photo kiosks and dry lab systems, offering retailers a competitive advantage in the photo services market; Paper & Output Systems, offering photo specialty retailers, professional and wholesale labs, and photographers the broadest portfolio of traditional photographic paper and workflow solutions; Film Capture, offering consumers and professionals an award-winning range of still-camera film products; and Event Imaging Solutions, offering theme parks and other venues a total solution in souvenir photo operations.
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