In video wars, cut rates and no prisoners

Walzer, Robert
April 1999
Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);04/16/99, Vol. 46 Issue 16, p1A
Reports on the emergence of video rental stores in Long Island, New York. Opening of branch in Lindenhurst by Hollywood Video; Number of Hollywood Video stores in Long Island; Customer rivalry of Hollywood Video with Blockbuster Videos; Comparison of standard charges and cost of video rents; Contributing factors to growth of the companies in the area.


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