Thursday, February 25, 2010

Digital Beats Bricks-and-Mortar

Blockbuster Collapses: Shutting Down 500 Stores In Desperate Bid To Save $200 Million
Blockbuster is losing big when it comes to at-home videos, so they are cutting back on expenses and on advertising in the U.S. to make up for it.

US same-store sales fell 15.9% in the 4Q and revenue dipped 18% to $1.08 billion compared to last year.

By closing its 500 weakest stores, the video-rental company hopes to reduce expenses by $200 million, the Financial Times reports.

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