REPORT PREDICTS GROWTH OF ON-DEMAND SERVICES

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Although some retailers still hold hope for the future of video rental, one new report on video-on-demand (VOD) technology only fuels the pessimists' prognostications."Video has had a good, long run, but I'm afraid it's on the way out," said Don Shaver, manager of a Harps Food Store in Fort Smith, Ark. "In the supermarket business only three things are certain -- groceries, meat

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Although some retailers still hold hope for the future of video rental, one new report on video-on-demand (VOD) technology only fuels the pessimists' prognostications.

"Video has had a good, long run, but I'm afraid it's on the way out," said Don Shaver, manager of a Harps Food Store in Fort Smith, Ark. "In the supermarket business only three things are certain -- groceries, meat and produce. Everything else comes and goes."

The report from Forrester Resear

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