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Fred Meyer Stores Install Canon imagePROGRAF Large Format Printers In Photo Kiosks Providing Customers With Poster-Sized Prints

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 24, 2012 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that over 130 Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300 large format printers are now up and running in the Digital Photo Centers of Fred Meyer stores in the Northwest region of the United States. With these printers, consumers will be able to print high-quality, poster-sized print collages of memorable moments to be displayed for all to see.

"Fred Meyer Stores is known for its long-standing commitment to providing customers with exceptional products and we are excited that they have made the decision to utilize our award-winning imagePROGRAF models to fulfill the printing needs of their customers," said Richard Reamer, director, Large Format Product Division, Business Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A.

"We are constantly trying to provide our customers with more options for their favorite photos and prints," said Karen Hughes, vice president of Photo, Electronics and Music for Fred Meyer Stores. "We're pleased to partner with Canon to give customers poster-sized prints of their treasured photos."

The Canon imagePROGRAF iPF6300 large format printer utilizes LUCIA EX archival inks to produce crisp blacks, smooth color gradations and the capability to reproduce the finest details in the shadow areas of photographs. Canon's reputation for providing high-quality, durable and long-lasting prints is reinforced by the technological advancements found not only in this large format model but others as well. For more information on Canon imagePROGRAF printers, please visit: www.usa.canon.com/largeformat

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With more than $45 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks fourth overall in patent holdings in the U.S. in 2010†, and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2011. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest levels of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss.

About Fred Meyer Stores

Fred Meyer Stores, based in Portland, Ore., offers one-stop shopping at its 132 multi-department stores in four western states. Nearly 30,000 Fred Meyer associates help customers fill their food, apparel, and general merchandise needs in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Stores range in size from 65,000 to 230,000 square feet and carry more than 200,000 products under one roof. Additionally, Fred Meyer donates more than 4 million pounds of food to food banks in its four-state market and contributes more than $4 million to communities across the Northwest each year through grants from the Fred Meyer Foundation as well as product donations, cash donations and sponsorships. Fred Meyer Stores is a division of The Kroger Co. (NYSE: KR). For more information, please visit our Web site at www.fredmeyer.com.


† Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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