Why have four prominent chains bailed out of video rentals? Last year's downturn in rental revenues, increased specialty competition and a reluctance to put more money into what was perceived as a declining category were common factors. But Dominick's Finer Foods, Northlake, Ill.; Kash n' Karry Food Stores, Tampa, Fla.; Meijer, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Stop & Shop Cos., Quincy, Mass., had other reasons for exiting the rental business. All were early entrants into the rental business ...

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