SN's third video roundtable was composed of 10 top executives representing the retail, distribution and studio segments of the industry. Here are the participants and some of their views.
reatly to our growth."
-- Dennis Maguire VP, sales Buena Vista Home Video Burbank, Calif.
"We really want to grow our partnerships with the studios and with the distributors."
-- Clifford Feiock video coordinator Nash Finch Co. Minneapolis
"There's no holding back as far as our management is concerned."
-- Bill Glaseman video specialist Bashas' Markets Chandler, Ariz.
"Management is realizing there is a lot of profit in the video department."
-- Sandy French video coordinator Thrifty Food Stores Burlington, Wash.
"Management ought to view rental as something that gives a competitive edge."
-- David Ingram president Ingram Entertainment La Vergne, Tenn.
"In the Southeast some chains are starting to get real interested in video."
-- Steve Jones VP, corporate marketing Video Home Theater Des Moines, Iowa
"We are addressing the supermarket area and adding staff to pursue this business."
-- Craig Van Gorp VP, sell-through sales Turner Home Entertainment Atlanta
"We believe in sell-through and in how supermarkets can sell that type of product."
-- Andrew Kairey senior VP, sales and marketing MCA/Universal Home Video Universal City, Calif.
"Shared-revenue could get out of control and impact the profitability of the industry."
-- Ron Eisenberg president ETD Entertainment Merchandising Houston