FOURTH-QUARTER VIDEO SALES ARE OFF THE CHARTS

Fourth-quarter video sales exceeded many supermarket retailers' expectations, with some reporting business up 10% to 50% compared with the previous year's final-run period.Strength of hit releases such as "Toy Story," "Independence Day," "The Nutty Professor," "Twister" and "Mission: Impossible," which were given solid advertising exposure by the studios, contributed to the high turns.Profit margins

Fourth-quarter video sales exceeded many supermarket retailers' expectations, with some reporting business up 10% to 50% compared with the previous year's final-run period.

Strength of hit releases such as "Toy Story," "Independence Day," "The Nutty Professor," "Twister" and "Mission: Impossible," which were given solid advertising exposure by the studios, contributed to the high turns.

Profit margins also were said to be higher than in the past, driven by "Independence Day,"

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