Allegiance Affiliate Stores to Get Coinstar Kiosks
Allegiance Retail Services LLC has joined forces with Coinstar LLC to install as many as 80 Coinstar kiosks at Allegiance affiliate supermarket banners, including Foodtown locations in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The stores that sign on for the installations will receive full-functionality coin-counting kiosks with such features as coins-to-cash, no-fee coin-to-eGift-card and charity donation options.
“We’re excited to offer the Coinstar kiosk to our owner-operated affiliate stores,” said Joe Fantozzi, VP, retail/member services at Iselin, N.J.-based Allegiance. “We expect high participation, given Coinstar’s full-service capabilities and turnkey service, combined with its proven ability to drive foot traffic and increase store revenue.”
“We’re very pleased to sign this agreement with Allegiance,” noted Lee Pantalone, senior director of sales at Bellevue, Wash.-based Coinstar, which already has more than 20,000 kiosk locations. “We look forward to deepening our kiosk density, creating even greater availability and convenience for consumers living in the Northeast, especially in the New York City metropolitan area.”
Coinstar expects to begin kiosk installations at the Allegiance affiliate locations next month.
Allegiance provides about100 independent supermarkets, including Foodtown, Freshtown, Freshco, D’Agostino, LaBella Marketplace, Brooklyn Harvest, Market Fresh, Big Deal Food Market and JRs Fresh Foodtown, with marketing, advertising, technological and merchandising support, as well as a full line of Foodtown private-label products.