ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Carr Gottstein Foods here is putting an emphasis on video lines targeting younger children, said Gary Schloss, vice president of general merchandise. "We are finding that the preschool videos are doing extremely well for us. The Disney-type full-length cartoon movies have always done well, but they do not come out as frequently as titles based on TV shows."
category, but then he found consumer demand in these products to be on the rise. "Parents are realizing that some of these videos have really wholesome messages and family values. It's not the usual 'shoot 'em up,' " he said.
In particular, Schloss sees a resurgence in the Barney line from Lyrick Studios, Richardson, Texas. "Barney videos are making a really strong comeback and are doing extremely well," he said.