Wednesday, October 11, 2006

A bit of hypocrisy from Target

We reported Monday about Target (and Wal-Mart) being unhappy with Hollywood because the studios are giving terms that allow downloading movies at lower prices than the stores can sell DVDs. We're reasonably sympathetic -- channel conflict can be frustrating to the aggrieved party (and difficult for the vendor to resolve).

But we came across a quote from Target that caused a regrettably loud snort:
'Target does not object to competition, but we do expect a level playing field upon which to compete with the online services,' the company said.
So, let me ask, Target: Do you also believe in a level playing field for small retailers when it comes to trade promotion allowances?

My, aren't the crickets noisy tonight?

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