WINN-DIXIE, WAL-MART DROP MARCH COSMO AT CHECKOUTS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here, and Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., banned this month's Cosmopolitan from checkstand racks because of editorial matter the retailers found offensive.Winn-Dixie pulled copies of the March publication from checklanes at all 1,180 stores in 14 states "because we felt the magazine contained material that we thought would be objectionable to our customers,"

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here, and Wal-Mart Stores, Bentonville, Ark., banned this month's Cosmopolitan from checkstand racks because of editorial matter the retailers found offensive.

Winn-Dixie pulled copies of the March publication from checklanes at all 1,180 stores in 14 states "because we felt the magazine contained material that we thought would be objectionable to our customers," said Mickey G.C. Clerc Jr., vice president and director of public relations.

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