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Uni-Marts Inc., which owns and operates more than 300 convenience stores and Choice Cigarette Discount Outlets in the Mid-Atlantic region, reached an agreement with North Canton, Ohio-based Diebold Inc. to provide 240 ATMs at Uni-Mart convenience stores in five states.
Under the franchise agreement, Diebold will install and operate ATMs at stores located throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, New York and Virginia. Installation is estimated to be complete in June 2001.
"Diebold's ATM placement program fits perfectly with our initiative to provide increased convenience and service to our customers," said Henry Sahakian, chairman and CEO of Uni-Marts. "Our customers will appreciate the ability to access cash on-site at an expanded number of Uni-Mart locations, and we will benefit from working with one proven supplier."
The CSP 200 ATMs allow retailers to load and recycle cash without accessing the chest of the unit by depositing money directly into the ATM by way of a bill acceptor. This provides a cost-effective and simple means to replenish the cash while minimizing theft and security issues.
"Retail outlets like Uni-Marts recognize the fact that Diebold has a myriad of turnkey delivery solutions, which include ATMs, self-service payment, security products and service and support," said Bartholomew Frazzitta, vice president and general manager of Diebold's security and retail group. "Our solutions are designed specifically to help build customer traffic and increase revenue within their respective businesses."