RETAIL ENTERTAINMENT: SKILL CRANES MAKE A COMEBACK

LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- A new generation of an old form of retail entertainment is gaining ground in supermarkets.The number of skill cranes -- the box-like machines where players manipulate a claw or other device to try and grab prizes -- is expected to increase between 15% and 19% in supermarket lobbies this year, according to Craig Held, executive vice president, sales and marketing, ACMI Sugarloaf/Folz

LOUISVILLE, Colo. -- A new generation of an old form of retail entertainment is gaining ground in supermarkets.

The number of skill cranes -- the box-like machines where players manipulate a claw or other device to try and grab prizes -- is expected to increase between 15% and 19% in supermarket lobbies this year, according to Craig Held, executive vice president, sales and marketing, ACMI Sugarloaf/Folz here.

Among the retailers with the latest technology machines are Wal-Mar

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