CONSUMER'S SHIFTING RENTALS TO SERVICE AREA TO HIKE TRAFFIC

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Consumer's Food & Drug here is converting its video rental departments from live inventory to a service-counter approach to improve foot traffic, said Jay Larson, director of general merchandise.The company has a total of eight video departments and two are now in the new configuration. One was converted late last year, while the other opened in a new store earlier this month,

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- Consumer's Food & Drug here is converting its video rental departments from live inventory to a service-counter approach to improve foot traffic, said Jay Larson, director of general merchandise.

The company has a total of eight video departments and two are now in the new configuration. One was converted late last year, while the other opened in a new store earlier this month, said Larson. A schedule for converting the other stores is being put together, he sa

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