WAL-MART PARTNERS WITH NETFLIX, EXITS ONLINE RENTALS

LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Citing the sales growth of DVDs, Walmart.com, Brisbane, Calif., said this month it is getting out of the online subscription DVD business and has formed a cross-promotional agreement with Netflix here, the company that originated the rental concept.Meanwhile, Blockbuster, Dallas, which now has a similar service, responded by saying it would offer incentives to attract customers

LOS GATOS, Calif. -- Citing the sales growth of DVDs, Walmart.com, Brisbane, Calif., said this month it is getting out of the online subscription DVD business and has formed a cross-promotional agreement with Netflix here, the company that originated the rental concept.

Meanwhile, Blockbuster, Dallas, which now has a similar service, responded by saying it would offer incentives to attract customers of Walmart.com and Netflix.

The Wal-Mart service will be discontinued on June

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