STARTING STRONG

Supermarket video operators expect a year of transition in 2004.During the early months of 2003, the video business was driven by some exceptionally strong releases. This year, the release schedule has fewer hits, but retailers still expect a strong start and a continued evolution of the business.The linchpin of change, they say, will be DVD. Sales of low-priced players during the Christmas season

Supermarket video operators expect a year of transition in 2004.

During the early months of 2003, the video business was driven by some exceptionally strong releases. This year, the release schedule has fewer hits, but retailers still expect a strong start and a continued evolution of the business.

The linchpin of change, they say, will be DVD. Sales of low-priced players during the Christmas season will spark video business in the normally slow first quarter. Momentum wi

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