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January 3, 2014

The Consumer Electronics Association on Thursday forecast that the evolution of U.S. healthcare will result in a more than 142% increase over the next five years in personal health-and-wellness product sales and software and service revenues.

ARLINGTON, Va. — The Consumer Electronics Association on Thursday forecast that the evolution of U.S. healthcare will result in a more than 142% increase over the next five years in personal health-and-wellness product sales and software and service revenues.

As part of a new report, titled "The Connected Health and Wellness Market," CEA quantified the growth in sales of connected health and wellness devices. 

July 2, 2013

RadioShack on Saturday unveiled its first revamped store here at the corner of Broadway and 81st Street.

NEW YORK — RadioShack on Saturday unveiled its first revamped store here at the corner of Broadway and 81st Street. The new prototype represents another revitalization of a store format engineered in part by Joe Magnacca, RadioShack CEO, who comes to the personal technology chain from Walgreens and Duane Reade.  

April 23, 2013

RadioShack has ended its mobile phone partnership with Target amid slumping sales, the electronics store chain said.

FORT WORTH, Texas — RadioShack Corp. has ended its mobile phone partnership with Target Corp. amid slumping sales, the electronics store chain said Tuesday.

RadioShack said it had stopped operating its Target Mobile centers before the end of last month. The company had operated mobile phone kiosks inside Target stores. The company posted first quarter 2013 quarter sales of $849 million and a loss of $43 million, compared with $913 million last year and a loss of $8 million.

April 21, 2013

Technology has certainly changed the landscape of the drug channel's general merchandise department. As categories shift, electronic accessories have become a crucial addition to the mix.

Technology has certainly changed the landscape of the drug channel's general merchandise department. As categories shift, electronic accessories have become a crucial addition to the mix.

Nearly 40% of all consumer electronic spending in 2012 was on tablets, smartphones, laptops and notebooks, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. "Accessories for these products are the growth drivers for the category," said Chris Ely, a spokesperson for the organization. "They also are margin makers."

April 15, 2013

HealthSpot, a provider of telehealth technology, has been asked to present at the Consumer Electronics Association 2013 CES on the Hill, the company has announced.

DUBLIN, Ohio — HealthSpot, a provider of telehealth technology, has been asked to present at the Consumer Electronics Association 2013 CES on the Hill, the company has announced.

February 8, 2013

RadioShack on Thursday evening tapped Joe Magnacca, who played a key role in making Walgreens' front-end transformation pop, to be the small-box electronics retailer's chief executive. On Friday morning, RadioShack's shares jumped as Wall Street absorbed the news.

And while that hire makes perfect sense for RadioShack, where does that leave Walgreens? While merchants the likes of Magnacca don't exactly grow on trees, in classic hedgehog style the news also speaks to the depth of Walgreen's bench. The company has a lot of faith in Bryan Pugh. They hired him to be chief merchant before they bought Duane Reade and acquired a problem just about any retailer would love to have: two very talented men leading the merchandising drive.

RadioShack on Thursday evening tapped Joe Magnacca, who played a key role in making Walgreens' front-end transformation pop, to be the small-box electronics retailer's chief executive. On Friday morning, RadioShack's shares jumped as Wall Street absorbed the news. 

February 7, 2013

Everybody loves a turnaround story. RadioShack is betting that the now-former president of daily living products and solutions for Walgreens, Joe Magnacca, will help author a turnaround story of its own for the small-box consumer electronics retailer.

Everybody loves a turnaround story. RadioShack is betting that the now-former president of daily living products and solutions for Walgreens, Joe Magnacca, will help author a turnaround story of its own for the small-box consumer electronics retailer.

January 4, 2013

Disney will release an HD digital and HD digital 3D version early on Feb. 12, 2013, a company first. Then on March 5, the company will broaden the release to the four-disc Blu-ray combo pack, two-disc Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, SD digital and On-Demand.

NEW YORK — Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the debut of the hit arcade-game-hopping adventure “Wreck-It Ralph." Disney will release an HD digital and HD digital 3D version early on February 12, 2013, a company first. Then on March 5, the company will broaden the release to the four-disc Blu-ray combo pack, two-disc Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, SD digital and On-Demand.

November 26, 2012

A healthcare technology company introduced its latest health kiosk at a consumer-electronics event in New York.

NEW YORK — A healthcare technology company introduced its latest health kiosk at a consumer-electronics event in New York.

HealthSpot showed off the HealthSpot Station at CES Unveiled New York. The walk-in kiosk provides acute care patients with live access to board-certified doctors through high-definition video conferencing and interactive digital medical devices.

August 23, 2012

Disney/Pixar is bringing its latest animated adventure to various Blu-ray combo packs and DVD this November.

July 2, 2012

"Marvel's The Avengers" is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, digital and on-demand platforms on Sept. 25.

LOS ANGELES — "Marvel's The Avengers" is coming to Blu-ray, DVD, digital and on-demand platforms on Sept. 25.

February 28, 2012

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Searchlight are bringing home one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year to Blu-ray combo pack and DVD.

LOS ANGELES — 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment and Fox Searchlight are bringing home one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year to Blu-ray combo pack and DVD.

December 1, 2011

A film based on a bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett will make its debut in Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital download and on-demand formats on Dec. 6.

NEW YORK — A film based on a bestselling novel by Kathryn Stockett will make its debut in Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital download and on-demand formats on Dec. 6.

"The Help," starring Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Bryce Dallas Howard, tells the story of women in the the 1960s South who build an unlikely friendship around a secret writing project.

"The Help" has been packaged as follows:

  • 3-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy) for $44.99;

October 28, 2011

An all-new animated feature film starring the beloved characters of Hundred Acre Wood has arrived on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and digital download.

NEW YORK — An all-new animated feature film starring the beloved characters of Hundred Acre Wood has arrived on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and digital download.

“Winnie the Pooh” brings back to life the charm, wit and whimsy of the original featurettes and characters, including Pooh, Tigger, Rabbit, Piglet, Owl, Kanga, Roo and Eeyore, Walt Disney Studios said. Additionally, the Blu-ray combo pack features exclusive animated shorts, a sing-along viewing option, an informative behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scenes with director commentary.

August 3, 2011

Walt Disney is bringing two animated films to DVD and Blu-ray formats this month.

NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment is bringing two animated films to DVD and Blu-ray formats this month.

"Mars Needs Moms" and "The Fox and the Hound 30th Anniversary 2-Movie Collection" will be available Aug. 9 at retailers nationwide.

Mars Needs Moms" in the following formats:

  • 4-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray 2D, DVD and digital copy) for the suggested retail price of $49.99;

  • Two-disc Blu-ray combo pack (Blu-ray 2D + DVD) for $39.99;

May 31, 2011

An unprecedented 100-plus vendors presented the latest in healthcare technology earlier this year at the Consumer Electronic Association's show in January.

NEW YORK — An unprecedented 100-plus vendors presented the latest in healthcare technology earlier this year at the Consumer Electronic Association's show in January.

CES had added a healthcare-related consumer electronics segment called the Digital Health Pavilion to its show some years ago, and the number of participants have been growing ever since.

April 20, 2011

Three action-packed films are making their Blu-ray debut.

LOS ANGELES — Three action-packed films are making their Blu-ray debut.

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment said that "The Hustler," "The Comancheros" and "Tigerland" will be available next month. Additionally, "The Hustler" and "The Comancheros" both celebrate their 50th anniversary and will feature special Blu-ray book packaging, including rare photos from the Fox archives and brand new special features.

April 19, 2011

20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a "super awesome edition" of its film "Cedar Rapids."

LOS ANGELES — 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is releasing a "super awesome edition" of its film "Cedar Rapids."

April 6, 2011

April marks Family Moments Month, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating with the Blu-ray and DVD release of several films for the whole family to enjoy.

LOS ANGELES — April marks Family Moments Month, and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment is celebrating with the Blu-ray and DVD release of several films for the whole family to enjoy.

Part of Fox's yearlong Million Moments campaign, the studio releases films group thematically by month.

March 4, 2011

The drug store channel isn’t maximizing its potential in the consumer electronics category.

The drug store channel isn’t maximizing its potential in the consumer electronics category. According to research by TWICE and the Stevenson Co., CE sales at Walgreens, Rite Aid and CVS amounted to $111 billion last year, less than 1% of the chains’ combined revenue. At Walmart, electronics comprise about 7% of sales. TWICE’s research also revealed that CE sales at all three drug chains were down last year.

March 4, 2011

The core drug store shopper is a likely consumer of cell phone and computer accessories, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association.

The core drug store shopper is a likely consumer of cell phone and computer accessories, according to research from the Consumer Electronics Association.

CEA research showed that while both men and women are likely to select a car charger as a desired accessory, women are more likely to choose extra batteries, hands-free kits and extra battery chargers. CEA research also revealed that women are more likely to purchase wireless mice and pads, zip drives and extra cables.

 

March 1, 2011

The critically acclaimed film that captivated and horrified moviegoers this year is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES — The critically acclaimed film that captivated and horrified moviegoers this year is coming to Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

February 11, 2011

The story of one of Washington, D.C.'s most lucrative lobbyists caught in a whirlwind of controversy is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut April 5.

LOS ANGELES — The story of one of Washington, D.C.'s most lucrative lobbyists caught in a whirlwind of controversy is making its Blu-ray and DVD debut April 5.

"Casino Jack," starring Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey as Jack Abramoff, is a cautionary tale about Capitol Hill intrigue. Abramoff is situated as a power player whose scheming ways land him in a web of greed and murder that turns into a worldwide scandal.

February 1, 2011

LAS VEGAS — While Apple’s iPad and the long line of next-generation electronic tablets hitting the market this year may have been the “sexy” items at last month’s Consumer Electronics Show, it was the unprecedented number of healthcare-related consumer electronics that better served as a harbinger of what’s to come.

January 28, 2011

The true story of a woman's 18-year quest to clear the name of her wrongly accused brother is arriving at retail Feb. 1 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

LOS ANGELES — The true story of a woman's 18-year quest to clear the name of her wrongly accused brother is arriving at retail Feb. 1 from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

"Conviction," starring Academy Award-winner Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell, tells the story of Betty Ann Waters (played by Swank), a high-school dropout that attends law school to seek justice for her brother (Rockwell) and to appeal his conviction.