Wal-Mart Replacing Music with Blu-ray?

Posted by Dave Cowl on November 6, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War, Retailers, Software, Wal-Mart

Home Media Magazine is reporting that Wal-Mart stores are downsizing shelf space used for music CDs and increasing space for Blu-ray and consumer electronics in select locations, according to a new report.

Citing a 23% drop in CD sales during the first four weeks of the fourth quarter, Wal-Mart continues to reduce inventories of music packaged media; replacing it with electronics and movies.

“We believe Wal-Mart is increasing its exposure to consumer electronics, video games and Blu-ray, and reducing floor space devoted to CDs and standard DVDs,” said Richard Greenfield, a Pali Capital analyst.

John Fleming, Wal-Mart’s chief marketing officer, said in an analyst meeting last week that electronics would be getting space expansion in stores due to the decline in physical packaged media.

Related posts:

  1. Wal-Mart Missing The Boat With Batman Begins Blu-ray?
  2. Lionsgate Blu-ray Movies $10 Each at Wal-Mart
  3. Hey Wal Mart, Your Blu-ray Prices Suck!
  4. NPD Says Intent-to-Buy Blu-ray Grows
  5. Target Unifying Their Blu-ray Displays?


One Response to “Wal-Mart Replacing Music with Blu-ray?”

  1. RED meat on November 6th, 2008 3:15 am

    Now if WalMart could just lower their prices on BD…..

Feel free to leave a comment...If you have not commented before, your comment will be held for moderation.
and oh, if you want an Avatar to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!