PhotoChannel Networks Inc.
TSX VENTURE : PNI
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PhotoChannel Networks Inc.

October 19, 2006 08:00 ET

PhotoChannel Signs Agreement with Stop & Shop for Online Imaging Services

Royal Ahold Group Company to deliver online print ordering using PNI Digital Media Platform

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 19, 2006) - Today, PhotoChannel Networks Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PNI)(OTCBB:PHCHF) ("PNI" or "PhotoChannel") the leading innovator in online media solutions for retailers announces it has deployed the online photo service for Stop & Shop ("Stop & Shop"). Utilizing the PNI Digital Media Platform, this new service allows Stop & Shop customers to place orders for prints online through the Stop & Shop website located at www.stopandshop.com. The ability to place orders online will allow customers to pick up their orders in any of over 360 locations the next day or have it mailed to their home.

"We are impressed by Stop & Shop's thoroughness in analyzing the digital printing marketplace and are very pleased to have been selected as their provider," says Peter Fitzgerald, Chairman and CEO of PhotoChannel. "By utilizing the tremendous assets they already have in place within their photo operations, and along with being the largest food retailer in New England, they have created a very comprehensive service for their customers."

The PNI Digital Media Platform is becoming the service of choice for leading retailers to offer their consumers the ease and convenience of online photofinishing. "PhotoChannel's capabilities fit very well with our store operations needs and align perfectly for our future growth direction," says Robert Keane, Spokesperson for Stop & Shop. "As digital photo printing enters a very high growth era, we believe we have deployed one of the best services for the digital photo needs of Stop & Shop customers."

About PhotoChannel - Founded in 1995, PhotoChannel operates PNI Digital Media to provide services for major retailers, wireless carriers and content providers. The PNI Digital Media Platform connects consumer ordered digital content with retailers that have on demand manufacturing capabilities for the production of merchandise. Currently PNI Digital Media generates transactions for retailers and their thousands of locations across North America, including Wal-Mart Canada, CVS/pharmacy, Eckerd Drugs and Costco Canada. For more information please visit www.pnidigitalmedia.com.

About Stop and Shop - The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC and Giant Food LLC employ more than 86,000 associates and operate more than 565 stores throughout the Eastern United States. We are part of Ahold, one of the world's largest food providers.

The Company relies upon litigation protection for "forward-looking" statements.


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Contact Information

  • Photochannel Networks Inc.
    Mr. Kyle Hall
    (604) 893-8955 ext. 313
    or
    Photochannel Networks Inc.
    Ms. Niti Maini
    (604) 893-8955 ext. 313
    Email: nmaini@photochannel.com
    or
    Photochannel Networks Inc.
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    1-800-261-6796
    Website: www.pnidigitalmedia.com