Customer Service: Check It Out

Check It Out

Tired of standing in line at the supermarket, gazing at the ceiling or thumbing through magazines? Then check out CNN's Checkout Channel, introduced last week for shoppers who must wait to be served. Available in 150 stores throughout the U.S., including A&P, Kroger and Acme, the channel placates the impatient with news capsules and short features. The station, produced by a subsidiary of Turner Broadcasting, offers yet another outlet for CNN -- already visible in airports and movie theaters -- and has sold more than 80% of available airtime to advertisers like Coca-Cola and Nabisco.

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