SHUTTERED DISTRIBUTORS LEAVE SOME TO FILL VOID

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Two video wholesalers bid a final farewell to distribution within four days of each other earlier this month, leaving competitors and retailers, including supermarkets, to ponder the future of traditional distribution.The demise of M.S. Distributing, Hanover Park, Ill., on Feb. 27, and Sight & Sound, based here, on March 3 took many by surprise, despite the difficulties both were

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- Two video wholesalers bid a final farewell to distribution within four days of each other earlier this month, leaving competitors and retailers, including supermarkets, to ponder the future of traditional distribution.

The demise of M.S. Distributing, Hanover Park, Ill., on Feb. 27, and Sight & Sound, based here, on March 3 took many by surprise, despite the difficulties both were experiencing. Many attribute the closings to the shrinking numbers of independent r

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