HOUSTON -- Kroger Co.'s Southwest division has put video rental departments into 16 former Albertson's stores it purchased recently, almost all in this metropolitan area. The departments have about 2,000 rental units in 225 to 335 square feet, said Dwight Mason, chairman, B&M Video, New Braunfels, Texas, which racks the sections on a shared-revenue basis. The first section opened in mid-May and the last one, in Sulphur, La. -- the only one not in the Houston area -- opened in mid-June, ...

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