WAL-MART BANS THREE MEN'S MAGAZINES

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores has discontinued the sale of the three most popular magazines appealing to men.The company this month confirmed that it no longer carries Maxim, ranked 13th in single-copy sales for 2002 by the Magazine Publishers of America; Stuff, ranked 22nd; and FHM, ranked 23rd. Together, the three accounted for total U.S. sales of 1.76 million copies last year, according

BENTONVILLE, Ark. -- Wal-Mart Stores has discontinued the sale of the three most popular magazines appealing to men.

The company this month confirmed that it no longer carries Maxim, ranked 13th in single-copy sales for 2002 by the Magazine Publishers of America; Stuff, ranked 22nd; and FHM, ranked 23rd. Together, the three accounted for total U.S. sales of 1.76 million copies last year, according to MPA.

By comparison, No. 1 ranked Cosmopolitan sold over 2 million single copi

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