Drugstore co-op eases access to omnichannel photo pickup

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) is ensuring its member retailers can provide in-store printing of digital photos.

IPC is renewing a partnership with Kodak Moments, a provider of photo products and services and division of Kodak Alaris, for three years. As a result, IPC member retailers who purchase Kodak Moments order stations will be receive support from both IPC and Kodak Moments. Additionally, IPC members will receive competitive pricing on supplies and have access to new equipment launches.

Consumers can connect wirelessly to the order stations by smartphones, USB flash drives, or memory cards to create prints and photo products from their digital photos in minutes.

“We are excited to continue our work with Kodak Moments that has lasted for more than a decade to the benefit of our membership,” said Dean Slaugenhoup, IPC VP of purchasing and contracts.

Leading drugstore chain CVS is also leveraging Kodak Moments technology to enable customers to physically print digital photos in its stores. CVS is providing a print-to-store service for Google Photos users that lets consumers order high-quality prints directly from their Google Photos app for same-day pick-up at its stores.

IPC is the nation’s largest group purchasing organization owned by independent pharmacy, representing nearly 6,000 member participants and headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisc. and Phoenix. The organization provides access to products, programs and services from selected endorsed vendors and a 100% rebate return.