NEW YORK -- Retail sales of magazines grew 5.4% last year to more than $3.9 billion, according to a recent survey of magazine wholesalers by the Council for Periodical Distributors Associations here. Supermarkets represented the largest retail category for the sales, capturing 41.5% of the market. In 1993, supermarkets had 43% of the market share. Convenience stores remained the second-largest retail category, representing more than 15% of the market, according to the survey. Their sales ...

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