The E-Reader Effect: Print Sales Struggle in Supermarkets

The E-Reader Effect: Print Sales Struggle in Supermarkets

Retailers of books and magazines face competition from those peddling digital versions of these publications

Book sales continue to slump in select supermarkets, with some also reporting mediocre magazine movement.

Many attribute the dip to digital publications read on Kindles, Kobos and Nooks. Some also view the struggling economy as a significant factor.

At Lakeland, Fla.-based Publix Super Markets, both are contributing influences.

“As a category, books and magazine sales are relatively flat

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