First-quarter sell-through is likely to get off to a quiet start in January but will build to a crescendo by Easter.
Easter falls on March 30 next year, which is just within the first quarter and a week earlier than the previous year.
The first quarter is typically the softest for just about every category, including video, and that is not expected to be different this year, said Robin Carey, video merchandiser at Glen's Markets, Gaylord, Mich.
"Easter will help. It al