Nonfood kiosks are playing an important role in expanding sales from underutilized space at the front of the store
Many retailers are evaluating kiosk deployment based on how well the self-service units fit supermarkets' strategic initiatives at the front end, which has often been a no-man's-land of real estate. Retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., decided to reconfigure its front-end operations this year with the help of partner Coinstar, Bellevue, Wash., a company that has evolved from coin-counting to a variety of other kiosk services, including gift cards and redbox DVD rentals, which ...
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