The beginning of the end?

Gary Handman (ghandman@library.berkeley.edu)
Fri, 21 Jun 2002 08:06:57 -0700 (PDT)

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Hullo all:

This from the June 17, 2002 issue of Video Business

CIRCUIT CITY DUMPS VHS

Circuit City stores has begun to "phase out" VHS product in its 622 stores
around the country, becoming the first national mass merchant to go public
with specific intent to discontinue the aging format [italics mine--gary].

.."Consumers want DVD, and we want to meet the demand," said a Circuit
City spokesman. "Since shelf space is limited, it's coming at the expense
of VHS."
Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC
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Hullo all:

This from the June 17, 2002 issue of Video Business

CIRCUIT CITY DUMPS VHS

Circuit City stores has begun to "phase out" VHS product in its 622 stores around the country, becoming the first national mass merchant to go public with specific intent to discontinue the aging format [italics mine--gary].

.."Consumers want DVD, and we want to meet the demand," said a Circuit City spokesman.  "Since shelf space is limited, it's coming at the expense of VHS."

Gary Handman
Director
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley
ghandman@library.berkeley.edu
http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC

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