A robotic photo printing kiosk will debut in select Atlanta stores
SAN DIEGO, Aug. 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE — Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc.. (OTCQB: VEND) today announced a pilot project with the Atlanta division of The Kroger Company for the Generation NEXT subsidiary, Printing Companions™ digital photo printing terminals. The pilot phase will measure consumer engagement and response to Print Mates™ kiosks, designed to reinvent the premium photo printing experience by making it fast, fun and inexpensive to get your photos “from your phone to your home”.
Kroger is the largest supermarket chain in the country with over 2,760 supermarkets and multi-department stores. Kroger time and again proves its willingness to engage in the latest technologies and forward-thinking ways that enhance customers’ shopping experience. With new partnerships developed over the past year, including both Microsoft’s new smart technology system and Ocado’s first automated robotic warehouseKroger is leading the grocery and supermarket segment into the future.
Print Mates’ easy-to-use touchscreen kiosks allow customers to instantly, easily and affordably print high-quality photos directly from their smartphones or from their favorite social media and cloud storage accounts. They can also easily order other photo products, decorations and gifts ranging from fridge magnets, frames and posters to giant prints, beautiful canvases and wood prints. All products are shipped to their doorstep in just one day.
“At Generation NEXT, we are committed to bringing consumers the next level of convenience through innovation, and we are excited to pilot our latest innovative solutions, Print Mates kiosks from supermarket titan Kroger,” said Nick Yates, CEO of Generation NEXT. “Kroger is the epitome of in-store innovation and technology, and we are honored that they recognize our new approach to photography development as something their customers will benefit from.”
“Kroger is always looking for ways to offer more to our customers in our stores. We’re a company embracing technology that empowers our customers and delivers amazing in-store experiences. We are excited and optimistic to see how Print Mates performs in our Kroger stores,” said Felix Turner, General Affairs Manager for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.
Print Mates unattended kiosks will launch at the following Kroger Atlanta locations:
- Kroger Supermarket | 2452 Morosgo Way, Atlanta, Georgia 30324
- Kroger Supermarket | 5550 Bethelview Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040
- Kroger Supermarket | 6001 Cumming Highway, Buford, Georgia 30518
- Kroger Supermarket | 2875 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur, GA 30033
- Kroger Supermarket | 800 Glenwood Ave SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30316
For more information on Generation NEXT print companions, please visit www.printmates.com.
About Print Mates™
Print Mates™ unattended kiosks are designed to reinvent the premium photo printing experience by making it fast, fun and inexpensive to get your photos “from your phone to your hand”. Customers love using the Print Mates™ kiosk because they can instantly, easily and affordably print high-quality photos directly from their smartphones or through their favorite social networks (Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos, Dropbox and Flickr), sharing photos or the cloud. Storage accounts in six different sizes of prints in seconds. www.printmates.com
About Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc.
Generation NEXT is a large-scale developer of robotics, automation and AI innovations and technologies. We create, develop and manufacture innovative robotic sales concepts that improve delivery, engagement and customer experience through innovation. Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc., based in San Diego, Calif., is a publicly traded company on the OTC markets under the symbol OTCBB: VEND. Generation NEXT Franchise Brands, Inc. is the parent company of Reis and Irvy’s, Inc. and Print Mates, Inc. www.gennextbrands.com
At The Kroger Co., we are dedicated to our purpose: Feeding the human spiritMT. The company focuses its charitable efforts on hunger relief, K-12 education, women’s health initiatives, and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. The Atlanta division of Kroger is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is one of the Southeast’s largest retail grocery chains with over 184 stores, spanning Georgia, eastern Alabama and South Carolina.
This information is not intended to constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any franchise. It is for informational purposes only.
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