Kroger Extends Cardtronics ATM Partnership
The Kroger Co. has expanded its network of Cardtronics ATMs to more than 1,150 across 32 states, including new grocery banners as well as its convenience stores.
Building on a 2010 agreement with Kroger, Cardtronics has added 350 ATMs to both its retail ATM footprint at Kroger stores, with such additions occurring in Ralphs, Food 4 Less and Foods Co. grocery stores in California and Nevada, as well as Tom Thumb convenience stores in Florida and Alabama.
“Within a year of establishing an ATM services relationship with Cardtronics, Kroger has elected to extend our ATM management services across a wider cross-section of its family of well-known grocery and convenience store chains,” said Rick Updyke, president, U.S. Business Group, Cardtronics. “With Cardtronics’ size, scale and coast-to-coast service coverage, we’ve made it logistically and financially prudent for Kroger to consolidate multiple ATM service provider relationships with us.”
As the largest single provider of ATM services to the Kroger family of stores, Cardtronics now manages ATMs in more than 1,150 Kroger-owned grocery and convenience stores, with that total spread across 32 states and 13 of Kroger Co.’s local banner names
Houston-based Cardtronics operates more than 37,100 ATMs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and the Caribbean, primarily with well-known retailers such as 7-Eleven, Chevron, Costco, CVS/pharmacy, ExxonMobil, Hess, Rite Aid, Safeway, Target, and Walgreens. Cardtronics also assists in the operation of approximately 4,300 ATMs under managed services contracts with customers such as Kroger, Travelex, and Circle K. In addition to its retail ATM operations, the company provides services to large and small banks, credit unions, and prepaid card issuers, allowing them to place their brands on over 14,900 Cardtronics’ ATMs and providing surcharge-free access through Cardtronics’ Allpoint Network.