MAGAZINE SUPPLY CONSOLIDATION GROWS

A move to consolidate magazine distribution within major chains is spreading with shocking speed throughout the supermarket industry. In September several divisions of Safeway, Oakland, Calif., were first to reduce the number of periodical distributors they deal with. They were followed by five divisions of Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, and Raley's Supermarkets, West Sacramento, Calif. Distribution sources

A move to consolidate magazine distribution within major chains is spreading with shocking speed throughout the supermarket industry. In September several divisions of Safeway, Oakland, Calif., were first to reduce the number of periodical distributors they deal with. They were followed by five divisions of Albertson's, Boise, Idaho, and Raley's Supermarkets, West Sacramento, Calif. Distribution sources also report that Stop & Shop Supermarkets, Quincy, Mass., and Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonv

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