Book sales continue to slump in select supermarkets, with some also reporting mediocre magazine movement. Many attribute the dip to digital publications read on Kindles, Kobos and Nooks. Some also view the struggling economy as a significant factor. At Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, both are contributing influences. “As a category, books and magazine sales are relatively flat, although we have seen increases in cooking magazines and trade size [paperbacks] and ...

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