RETAILERS CAUTIOUS ON DVD PERFORMANCE IN Q4

WEST BEND, Wis. -- While Blockbuster, Dallas, announced last week that the company plans to shelve 25% of its VHS inventory to capitalize on DVD profitability (in addition to rolling out an aggressive DVD hardware and software merchandising campaign), some supermarkets are more reluctant to devote more space to the format for holiday time.Jan Schreier, video manager, Prescott's Supermarkets here,

WEST BEND, Wis. -- While Blockbuster, Dallas, announced last week that the company plans to shelve 25% of its VHS inventory to capitalize on DVD profitability (in addition to rolling out an aggressive DVD hardware and software merchandising campaign), some supermarkets are more reluctant to devote more space to the format for holiday time.

Jan Schreier, video manager, Prescott's Supermarkets here, said she pulled all DVD sell-through two weeks ago because of poor sales.

"It wa

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