ARCADIA, Calif. -- Hindered by high labor costs and small store sizes, southern California supermarket chains have found it difficult to gain a foothold in the highly competitive video rental business. Vons Cos. here, however, has apparently found a solution to this long-running challenge. The chain will open two more leased-space video rental departments by the end of this month, bringing its total number of store-within-a-store, destination departments to 11. These live inventory ...

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