Bankrupt video-rental company Blockbuster may put itself up for sale as early as next week, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The company had previously planned to reorganize, but creditors couldn't agree on a plan to restructure its debt.
Safeway might not seem to have any connection to Blockbuster, but it turns out the supermarket operator is the landlord of several Blockbuster stores slated for closure. Safeway has filed a motion to ensure the liquidations don't disrupt neighboring businesses.
Coinstar, the parent of Redbox self-service DVD-rental machines, said second-quarter profit fell less than analysts expected and that forecast 2011 sales would exceed analysts' estimates.