The video sell-through industry has had spring fever of a sort this year, retailers report. "Movies were extremely well accepted, and we did better than anticipated in a couple of categories," said Gary Schloss, vice president of grocery and general merchandise at Carr Gottstein Foods, Anchorage, Alaska. "The video release of 'Babe' was tied to the Academy Awards [in April], which gave the movie extra hype and enthusiasm," he continued. "Everybody watched the awards and then ran out to buy ...
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