BJ's Wholesale to back Blu-ray exclusively

Posted by Mark Raby

Boston (MA) - According to trade publication Video Business, East Coast wholesale club BJ's plans to get rid of its entire HD DVD selection from all 170 retail stores.

By the fourth quarter, the chain reportedly plans to have all HD DVD space removed as it focuses exclusively on Blu-ray.  Athough BJ's Wholesale Club is not a huge retailer, it is noteworthy because it's the first chain store to actually remove an existing stock of HD DVD.

Target and Blockbuster have both announced Blu-ray exclusivity, but neither had previously fully supported HD DVD at their retail locations.  Like Target and Blockbuster, BJ's will reportedly continue to sell HD DVD products from its online store.