The New York Times announced yesterday that it has grown its home-delivery base to 250 markets in the US, up from 62 seven years ago. "We are on track to achieve our long-term goals of increasing
national circulation by 250,000 daily copies and 300,000 Sunday copies," said senior vice president of circulation Scott Heekin-Canedy in a press release. "We expect to report gains in both daily and
Sunday circulation for the six-month period ending September 30, and we look forward to circulation showing continued growth." He attributed the increase in the number of home-delivery markets to new
print sites and partnerships. In addition to expanding home delivery, The Times has increased its newsstand presence to approximately 58,000 newsstand and retail outlets across the country, up from
roughly 36,000 in 1997.