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Thursday, December 07, 2006

Will Kohl's and JC Penney's Chase Target and Wal-Mart into Movie Sales

Most people do not think of JC Penney's and Kohl's when they think of stores to buy movies.  Both stores are growing and expanding well and are pulling in shoppers for clothing purchases like crazy.  With the mystique often afforded Filene's, they bring in shoppers looking for a value buy on clothing.

Its a similar model that Target employees to stave off Wal-Mart in all their products. 

Both JC Penney's and Kohl's offer a great deal of impulse buy products in their stores that hit the mark a little more effectively than most.  It may be fun for their customer's to shop for clothes but picking up something on impulse to add just a little more zing to life seems to fit their models nicely.

Enter Movie Sales

Target has engaged in a battle against movie studios as their DVD market which holds double digit market share is being threatened by lower priced download options.  Target things this is unfair pricing and has threatened to yank movies and remove a valuable chunk of advertising real estate for the movie industry.

Meanwhile, Wal-Mart has begun to engage in movie download options for its customers.  Last week they started by offering a download version of Superman Returns if the customer purchased the DVD version first.

Question for Kohl's and JC Penney

It would appear that these stores could tack behind Wal-Mart's download model and offer on demand movie download sales options from their sites or a even at the time of check out.  This would add a new dimension of impulse buy options for their customers and add an entirely new segment to their sales.  They cater to a similar demographic as compared to Target and could potentially make movie download sales sexy for their customer base.


CreditOwner said...

it is right, whenever I go to JC Penny's to shop for clothes I never end up buying only what I need. Entering a big store like that is not easy not to buy a lot. As to the movies, I shall buy them with great pleasure too. As a bonus!!!