Wal-Mart rolls back DVD and Blu-ray displays
Those orchards are about to experience some deforestation. Wal-Mart is removing DVD displays from its stores, and no longer using those aisle end-caps to promote new releases. Since Wal-Mart is one of the country's largest retailers of DVDs (and anything else), this change is fairly big news.
According to the Wall Street Journal, this change is part of a larger strategy for Wal-Mart called "Project Impact," which focuses on devoting more shelf space to popular items and reducing space for products that don't sell as rapidly. The company could be de-emphasizing DVD and Blu-ray sales as a reaction to the popularity of online and kiosk-based rental services like Netflix and Redbox, which are cutting into retail sales.
— Will Greenwald