LOS ANGELES -- Blockbuster Entertainment Group plans to more than double the number of its stores in the United States within five years, said Gerry Geddis, president and chief operating officer. The division of Viacom, New York, has 3,500 U.S. stores now, and will have more than 4,000 by the end of the year and 8,000 to 9,000 in the next five years, Geddis said, speaking on a panel during a business session at the Video Software Dealers Association convention here last month. "We honestly ...

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