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Pharmacy co-op renews pact with Kodak
June 26th, 2013
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – The Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) has extended its multiyear agreement with Kodak in which its 4,500-plus pharmacy members will make Kodak Picture Kiosks available at their drug stores.
Kodak said Wednesday that as part of the agreement, IPC will enable independent pharmacies to incorporate the photo and imaging company's latest innovations, including wireless connectivity, mobile applications and social network connectivity (Facebook), providing their customers easy ways to do more with their pictures.
"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," stated Don Anderson, president and chief executive officer of the Independent Pharmacy Cooperative, the nation's largest group purchasing organization for independent pharmacies.
"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," according to Anderson. "We expect that our pharmacy members will continue to get great value from this extended agreement."
Via the photo kiosks, IPC members can offer a range of profitable, premium photo products, including prints, enlargements, calendars, greeting cards and photo books, noted Kodak, which is showcasing its solutions this week at McKesson Idea Share in Las Vegas.
"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," commented Garth Neenan, regional business manager for the U.S. and Canada in Kodak's Personalized Imaging unit. "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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