Tag Archives: entertainment retail

Has Entertainment Failed Brian Dunn and Best Buy?

by Marty Porter Hollywood could have done a lot more to help keep Brian Dunn his job. You don't need to be reading this newsletter to find out that the Best Buy CEO was shown the d... More

Redbox Collaborates with Suppliers to Improve Efficiencies

A unique company with an innovative business model needs a creative, innovative solution to its manufacturing challenges.  Redbox revolutionized the entertainment industry 10 year... More

Number One With an Asterisk: Billboard to Exclude Deep Discounts from Sales Charts

Billboard is instituting a minimum pricing threshold on its long-running sales charts, casting a frown upon music retailers’ most aggressive promotion tactics as record labels se... More

Giving the Gift of Packaged Media — And Digital Content

While packaged media remains the perfect gift for many holiday shoppers, digital entertainment goods are increasingly working their way onto shoppers’ lists as well. Nearly one ... More

Game Retail: Spending on Digital Platforms, Used Discs, and Rentals Pulls Ahead of New Release Biz

Consumer spending on mobile and social games — along with downloadable games and content, pre-owned physical titles, rentals, and game subscription services — outpaced sales of... More

Supreme Court Strikes Down Violent-Videogame Law; Justices Approve of Industry’s Own Rating Efforts

The U.S. Supreme Court handed entertainment retailers a victory today, with seven of its nine Justices striking down a California law that would have prohibited the sale or rental ... More

More Black Friday Shoppers Pick Up Entertainment Media Products

Nearly half of Black Friday shoppers (42.1%) purchased books, CDs, DVDs, Blu-ray discs, or videogames during the post-Thanksgiving weekend, according to a National Retail Federatio... More

Holiday Promotion Watch: Walmart Adds Free Shipping for Blu-ray Players, Videogames

Blu-ray players are among the nearly 60,000 items for which Walmart.com now offers free shipping, as part of a holiday promotion that steps up the retailer’s competition with the... More

Amazon Offers Keys to Blu-ray Market Growth at Blu-Con

By Marcy Magiera BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- Amazon.com opened the Blu-Con 2010 conference here by telling a room of more than 400 industry execs how they can expand Blu-ray Disc sal... More

Amazon Prevails in Customer Privacy Fight with NC Tax Collectors

Amazon.com does not have to turn over to North Carolina’s tax agency information on nearly 50 million purchases of DVDs and other goods by state residents, a Washington federal c... More

Starbucks Teams With Yahoo To Market Digital Content In-Store

Starbucks and Yahoo are teaming up for a new spin on the marketing of digital content from brick-and-mortar locations. “The Starbucks Digital Network,” accessible exclusively ... More

Best Buy Downsizing CD and DVD Retail to Make Room For Games, Electronics

Ahead of the holiday sales season, Best Buy is taking away shelf space for CDs, and reorganizing its DVD aisles, to make more room for videogames and top-selling electronics such a... More

‘Dragon’ Deal Signals Evolution Of Entertainment Merchandising At Wal-Mart

Entertainment merchandising continues to evolve at Wal-Mart, with the retailer having struck an exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation for toys, apparel, and other licensed produ... More

Redbox Relents, Signs Window Deal With Warner

Furthering its efforts to establish an exclusive sales window for DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and video-on-demand services, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has reached a two-year deal wit... More

What’s Behind Blockbuster’s Revised Earnings Guidance?

Despite an overall-industry increase in DVD and Blu-ray rentals during 2009, Blockbuster has significantly lowered its earnings forecast for the year. The preeminent rental chain ... More

Retailer Hastings’ Response To Redbox Drives Rentals

“Our movie rental business was negatively impacted by the de-valuing of the price of a rental movie primarily as a result of the growth of rental kiosks that rent movies for a do... More