Gaiam releases new collections of Travel Channel shows on DVD
NEW YORK — Gaiam’s home video license agreement with the Travel Channel is being extended with the DVD release of "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" Collection 4, Part 2 and "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" Collection 5, Part 2.
"Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern" Collection 4, Part 2 follows the adventures of Zimmern, a man with an "iron stomach," as he tackles the most bizarre delicacies. The three-disc DVD set includes 13 episodes and carries a suggested retail price of $24.98, with a total runtime of 563 minutes.
In "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" Collection 5, Part 2, Bourdain travels around New York and worldwide to explore the delights of street food. The three-disc DVD set includes 11 episodes and bonus features, and carries a suggested retail price of $24.98, with a total runtime of 485 minutes.
The new releases will be available wherever DVDs are sold.
Report: Kroger to spruce up Houston market
HOUSTON — It seems that Kroger is looking to upgrade some of its stores in the Houston area, according to published reports.
The grocer is planning on opening a Marketplace store — a larger-scale model — in Willis, Texas, and will do major overhauls on five stores and minor remodels on six stores, according to the Houston Chronicle. The report also noted that Kroger planned to close two underperforming stores in the area as well.
"We’re continuing to invest in Houston, with a new Marketplace store and upgrades of existing stores," Gary Huddleston, consumer affairs director of Kroger’s southwest division, was quoted as saying.
Kroger is based in Cincinnati and operates under nearly two dozen banners, including its namesake and King Soopers.
Kodak boosts EasyShare portfolio with new digital cameras
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — As it celebrates the sale of its 100 millionth digital camera this year, Kodak is expanding its EasyShare portfolio.
The Kodak EasyShare Touch, a 14-megapixel camera that features a 3-in. high-resolution capacitive touchscreen LCD, has an auto organization feature that sorts by people, date, keywords and videos, so it’s easy to find the moments you want to share. The Kodak EasyShare Touch camera will be available in silver, black, red-orange, purple and red for $149.95.
The Kodak EasyShare Mini is Kodak’s smallest camera to date. This 10-megapixel camera includes a 2.5-in. bright LCD and has Smart Capture and face recognition features. The Kodak EasyShare Mini camera will be available in white, purple, red and black for $99.95.
The Kodak EasyShare Sport camera, Kodak’s first waterproof digital still camera, can go up to 10 ft. underwater, and also is dustproof to withstand dirt, dust and sand. The 12-megapixel camera, which features a 2.4-in. bright LCD and Smart Capture, will be available in white, grey, red, yellow and blue for $79.95.
All of the new cameras will be available this spring at major retailers and on Kodak.com.