Blu-Ray Wins War; Retailers Watch

While supermarkets will not be immediately impacted by the demise of the HD DVD format, retailers and suppliers agree that the end of the long-running battle to become the standard for packaged high-definition video can only be good for business. Toshiba Corp. here said last week it would cease shipping HD DVD players by the end of March. This follows announcements by major studios and retailers

TOKYO — While supermarkets will not be immediately impacted by the demise of the HD DVD format, retailers and suppliers agree that the end of the long-running battle to become the standard for packaged high-definition video can only be good for business.

Toshiba Corp. here said last week it would cease shipping HD DVD players by the end of March. This follows announcements by major studios and retailers that they would only support Sony's Blu-ray Disc format.

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