BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSTR), today announced that Progressive Grocer magazine has awarded Coinstar, Inc., the Category Captain award for the perimeter/nonfood category. Coinstar's category management program has been recognized by Progressive Grocer for its leadership in automated retail solutions. "Receiving this award for the seventh consecutive year validates the enduring strategic impact of automated retail and we are honored to be recognized as an industry leader," said Maria Stipp, chief customer officer, Coinstar, Inc. "At Coinstar, we are continually reimagining retail by creating automated solutions that provide value and convenience for consumers and deliver profit to our retail partners." Areas exist in retail stores that are underutilized and represent an untapped opportunity for retailers. Coinstar's automated solutions help retailers increase post register ring and develop new destination businesses thereby maximizing profit, particularly at the front-end. When managed effectively, this area can generate several times the industry average for net profitability per square foot. Progressive Grocer is the leading trade publication for the retail food and beverage industry, and its annual award recognizes the best and most innovative companies in category management. The award is the highest mark of distinction presented by the leading supermarket trade publication. Several factors were reviewed during the judging process, including product innovation, consumer insights, dynamic category management tools, and demonstrated commitment to meeting retail customers' specific needs. Complete coverage on Coinstar and the Category Captain awards can be found in Progressive Grocer's November 2012 issue or online at www.progressivegrocer.com. About Coinstar, Inc. Coinstar, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSTR) is a leading provider of automated retail solutions offering convenient services that make life easier for consumers and drive incremental traffic and revenue for retailers. The company's core automated retail businesses include the well-known Redbox ® self-service DVD and video game rental and Coinstar ® self-service coin-counting brands. The company has approximately 42,400 DVD kiosks and 20,300 coin-counting kiosks in supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchants, financial institutions, convenience stores, and restaurants. Redbox also offers DVD rentals through additional kiosks acquired from NCR Corporation in June 2012. For more information, visit www.coinstarinc.com. SOURCE Coinstar, Inc.