BLOCKBUSTER GIVES UP BIG BEAR LAIR, ENDING THREE-STORE TEST

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A three-store test of Blockbuster Video departments by Big Bear supermarkets here has ended with a local video retailer taking over the leased spaces.Buckeye Entertainment Corp., Dublin, Ohio, a Blockbuster franchisee, began operating the departments in May of 1996 and pulled out recently, said Tom Carton, Buckeye's president and chief executive officer.He cited a cannibalization

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A three-store test of Blockbuster Video departments by Big Bear supermarkets here has ended with a local video retailer taking over the leased spaces.

Buckeye Entertainment Corp., Dublin, Ohio, a Blockbuster franchisee, began operating the departments in May of 1996 and pulled out recently, said Tom Carton, Buckeye's president and chief executive officer.

He cited a cannibalization of sales where departments were located too close to his specialty stores, a h

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