Tuesday March 9, 1:04 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
ETM Ticket Machines Now Available in Greater Bay Area Safeway Stores
ETM Ticket Machines at Safeway Tickets 42nd San Francisco International Film Festival
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 9, 1999--The ETM
Entertainment Network is partnering with Safeway Inc. to operate 28
ETM ticket kiosks in Safeway stores located in the greater Bay Area.
This is ETM's first venture in Northern California. This service
will provide Safeway customers with the 24-hour convenience of
purchasing tickets to a wide variety of venues.
Most notably, ETM through Safeway store locations, is the
exclusive ticket vendor for the San Francisco International Film
Festival. Other venues include Red & White Fleet Boat Tours, Major
League and college sports, and amusement parks.
``The service of electronic ticketing in our stores is a great way
to provide extra value to Safeway customers -- whether they purchase
tickets on the Web and pick them up at 'will call' at the store kiosk
or visit the store kiosk directly, day or night, to meet their
entertainment needs,'' said Bruce Everette, president, Northern
California Division-Safeway Inc.
``As ETM continues its expansion across the U.S., with more than
300 ETM machines in nine states, we recognized the importance of
grabbing a share of the Northern California marketplace,'' said
ETM president, Peter Schniedermeier, who co-founded ETM in 1994.
ETM is expanding into Safeway store locations as an extension of
their previous relationship with 81 locations in Vons and Pavilion
stores in Southern California, 27 Safeway stores in Arizona and 18
Vons stores in Nevada (a wholly owned subsidiary of Safeway).
Among the 300 ETM Ticket Machines in the United States, ETMs are
now in 136 Safeway stores in Arizona, Nevada and Northern California,
and in Vons and Pavilion stores throughout Southern California.
``Consumers have come to understand that their ticket buying is a
cinch with ETM machines. There's access 24 hours a day, seven days a
week, ticket buyers can pinpoint specific seating and they can walk
away from an ETM kiosk with tickets in-hand,'' added Schniedermeier.
ETM Entertainment Network Inc., a California-based entertainment
ticketing and marketing company serves major league and college
sports, talent and tour venues, amusement parks and performing arts
The company operates the ETM Network, an innovative ticketing and
advertising computer network consisting of an e-commerce Web site,
a proprietary point-of-sale network of ETM Ticket Machines, an
interactive voice response (IVR) ``touch-tone'' telephone system and a
traditional operator-assisted order system. For more information about
ETM, call 888/ETM-TIXS or visit ETM's Web site at www.etm.com.
Safeway is the second largest food and drug retailer in North
America operating 1,497 stores in 19 states, the District of Columbia
and Western Canada. Its stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol SWY.
ETM Kiosks in Greater Bay Area Safeway Stores
Alameda County - 7 locations
2130 South Shore Center, Alameda
4495 First St., Livermore
5877 Jarvis Ave., Newark
5130 Broadway, Oakland
1701 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton
699 Lewelling Blvd., San Leandro
1790 Decoto Road, Union City
Contra Costa County - 3 locations
2600 Willow Pass Road, Concord
1978 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill
2505 San Ramon Valley, San Ramon
San Francisco County - 6 locations
5290 Diamond Heights, San Francisco
850 La Playa, San Francisco
2350 Noriega St., San Francisco
350 Bay St., San Francisco
15 Marina Blvd., San Francisco
2020 Market St., San Francisco
San Mateo County - 5 locations
1100 El Camino Real, Belmont
85 Westlake Mall, Daly City
570 Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View
1380 Linda Mar S.C., Pacifica
1071 El Camino Real, Redwood City
Santa Clara County - 7 locations
2341 South Winchester, Campbell
840 E. Dunne Ave., Morgan Hill
1771 E. Capital Expressway, San Jose
5146 Stevens Creek, San Jose
4950 Almaden Expressway, San Jose
1300 W. San Carlos, San Jose
785 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale
ETM Entertainment Network Inc.
Gary A. Bird, 714/444-5600
Debra Lambert, 925/467-3267
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