HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cardtronics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CATM) today announced the completion of an ATM installation project linked to a significant expansion of its relationship with Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, which is the parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, and the fifth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the United States. Cardtronics is the world's largest retail ATM owner/operator and a preferred provider of ATM services to Bi-Lo Holdings.
As part of an ATM services relationship that began with Winn-Dixie in 2003, Cardtronics owned and operated approximately 470 cash machines for that grocery store in 2013 when Bi-Lo Holdings agreed to transition additional locations and banner names to Cardtronics. With the completion of its ATM installation project, Cardtronics now owns and operates nearly 800 ATMs at BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, located throughout eight Southeastern states. Cardtronics also has expansion rights for future Bi-Lo Holdings stores.
Brian Wright, vice president, Communications, of Bi-Lo Holdings said:
"For more than a decade, Cardtronics has delivered high-quality ATM services to Winn-Dixie stores, demonstrating a strong commitment to our success and our customers. Now with Cardtronics being a preferred provider of ATM cash access services at all three of our banner names, Bi-Lo Holdings benefits from increased efficiencies, cost savings and streamlined processes."
Rick Updyke, president of Cardtronics' North America Business Group said:
"Cardtronics is dedicated to providing the level of service that led to Bi-Lo Holdings choosing to expand its ATM services relationship with us. Now that Cardtronics has a near-ubiquitous presence at BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, our ATM Branding program has an attractive new property for financial institutions eager to offer account holders a more convenient surcharge-free ATM network."
Cardtronics is North America's market leader in ATM branding for financial institutions and prepaid card programs seeking to extend their brands, as well as convenient and surcharge-free cash access for their cardholders. Across its Principal and Preferred Branding programs, card issuers have cumulatively branded a total of more than 20,000 Cardtronics-owned ATMs.
About Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC
Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, parent company of BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the fifth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the U.S. and the second-largest conventional supermarket in the southeast based on store count. The company employs nearly 70,000 associates who serve customers in 830 grocery stores and 555 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO, Harveys and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com, www.harveyssupermarkets.com and www.winndixie.com.
About Cardtronics (Nasdaq:CATM)
Making ATM cash access convenient where people shop, work and live, Cardtronics is at the convergence of retailers, financial institutions, prepaid card programs and the customers they share. Cardtronics owns/operates more than 111,150 retail ATMs in U.S. and international locales. Whether Cardtronics is driving foot traffic for America's most relevant retailers, enhancing ATM brand presence for card issuers or expanding card holders' surcharge-free cash access on the local, national or global scene, Cardtronics is convenient access to cash, when and where consumers need it. Cardtronics is where cash meets commerce.
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