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VIDEOCART TO WITHDRAW FROM UNPROFITABLE STORES

 CHICAGO, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- VideOcart (NASDAQ: VCRT) announced today that it is withdrawing from 49 unprofitable stores among two chains. The elimination of these stores will result in annual cost savings of approximately $500,000 per year.
 In a strategy announced during the second quarter of 1993, the company established criteria for existing stores to continue as VideOcart customers. The criteria include minimum monthly payments for the company's services and compatible point-of-sale systems to allow VideOcart's Electronic Coupon product to be delivered. During the second quarter of 1993, 23 non-profitable stores were removed from the VideOcart network yielding approximately $1 million in annualized savings.
 The 49 stores account for approximately $1 million, or 29 percent of the company's year-to-date revenues. These stores represent VideOcart installations in Von's-Los Angeles and the Kroger-Atlanta market area. The Von's Company requested a right of first refusal for VideOcart's planned expansion with touchscreen technology in early 1995 for the Los Angeles market area in return for a one-time payment of $125,000.
 Ronald E. Spears, VideOcart's chairman and chief executive said, "We will continue to evaluate all of our existing retail relationships to assure that the economics work for both our customers and VideOcart."
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 /CONTACT: Mark Prior, investor relations, or Ed Herbert, media relations, 312-987-5000, both of VideOcart/
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