Retailers rally to protect a distribution choice as the magazine category falls under extreme duress
Imagine empty magazine reading racks in your supermarket! This wasn't a general merchandise manager's bad dream. As previously reported in SN, a distribution dispute erupted in early February in the publishing industry, resulting not only in empty slots on retailers' shelves where popular weekly titles such as Time, People and Sports Illustrated were displayed, but in the demise of one major wholesaler, Knoxville-Tenn.-based Anderson News. Founded in 1917, the wholesaler represented about a ...
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