06 Oct Walmart Reduces DVD, Blu-ray Disc Footprint by 20% [Media Play News]
BY THOMAS K. ARNOLD
October 6, 2022 | As disc sales, overall, continue to decline, Walmart Inc. is reportedly scaling back its DVD and Blu-ray Disc store footprint by 20% in advance of this year’s holiday season, sources say.
Walmart is the world’s biggest retailer and one of the top sellers of packaged media.
Last fall, Media Play News reported that many Target stores, in the midst of an overall store layout redesign, “have seemingly cut in half the amount of shelf space in their electronics departments devoted to packaged-media movies and TV shows.” Best Buy stores, too, have shrunk their packaged-media sections over the last few years.
Walmart hasn’t appreciably changed its disc sections since before the pandemic, when the company began limiting DVDs and Blu-ray Discs to one aisle, devoting a second aisle that previously also carried discs to vinyl records and other products.
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