The pleasing sight of Starbucks
tables strewn with the day’s paper will be no more.
The coffee chain will quit selling The New York Times, Wall Street
Journal or Gannett papers like USA Today in September, citing
"changing customer behavior." Starbucks has sold The Times since
2000 and other papers since 2010.
Indeed, the smells and smears of newsprint are in decline. While
some papers are adding digital subscribers, newspaper weekday
circulation has declined by more than half since its peak in the
The Times says it is "disappointed" and the Journal confirmed that
Starbucks is stopping print sales. Gannett did not immediately
respond to questions.
The New York Post first reported Starbucks’ decision.