Coinstar and Safeway to install coin-counting kiosks

Pleasanton, Calif. -- Safeway and Coinstar announced Thursday an agreement to install approximately 1,400 Coinstar kiosks in Safeway's stores in the United States and Canada by the end of 2011.

Coinstar kiosks are to be installed in Safeway stores and its banners including Vons, Dominick's, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Genuardi's, Pavilions, Carrs and Pak N' Save. Installations are planned to begin this month, according to the companies.

"Coinstar brings a turnkey service and two decades of experience managing the operational intricacies associated with self-service coin kiosks," said Brian Dowling, VP public affairs, Safeway. "We are confident our customers will be pleased with the flexibility of being able to turn their coins into cash, store purchases, or, in the future, a gift card."

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