Publishers Pounded as Wal-Mart Ousts Over 1,000 Mag Titles

What You Should Have Read, Jan. 18, 2007

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Publishers Pounded as Wal-Mart Ousts Over 1,000 Mag Titles
The New York Post reports that Wal-Mart is tossing more than 1,000 magazines from the racks in its stores, sending a shock wave through the industry. Wal-Mart, which released its official purge list Jan. 15, is believed to be responsible for generating more than 20% of all retail magazine sales in the U.S. One of the biggest corporate losers appears to be Meredith Publishing. Its flagship Better Homes & Gardens is out, as is sibling service magazine Ladies' Home Journal. Family Circle stays, however. Read who else is out, and who gets to stay.
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