Starbucks To End Sale Of Newspapers

Starbucks will stop selling newspapers at its coffee shops nationwide beginning Sept. 1.

The company sells The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today at its more than 8,600 cafes.

Starbucks started selling The New York Times in 2000 and added The Wall Street Journal and USA Today in 2010. 

Shelving fixtures that display whole-bean coffee and grab-and-go snacks will also be removed from stores, “as part of our continuous efforts to enhance the overall experience in our stores for both partners and customers,” a Starbucks spokeswoman told the New York Post, which first reported the news.

The decision is “based on changing customer behavior,” she added.

The Pew Research Center's latest report on the state of media  found print newspaper weekday circulation fell 12% in 2018 from the previous year.


Both The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal reported their respective digital readership grew by more than 20% in 2018, according to the New York Post.

There is a second issue for Starbucks: Customers read the newspapers, but don't pay for them.
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  1. Nina Lentini from MediaPost Communications, July 13, 2019 at 2:24 p.m.

    Recently, I went looking at my usual places for a Hartford Courant which, I had heard, had a coupon attached to the front page for a discounted admission to the Travelers Golf Tournament. Could not find a place selling any newspapers, whereas they used to stock the Courant and New Haven Register as well as the major New York papers. I was gobsmacked!

  2. Paula Lynn from Who Else Unlimited, July 15, 2019 at 11:40 a.m.

    Howard's pockets got sthupted.

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