Wal-Mart have stopped stocking copies of the New Yorker and business publications like Fortune, Business Week and Forbes as part of a larger cull of more than 1,000 titles. ...It is also a prelude to what's about to happen to the music business, as Wal-Mart and the other big box retailers start to hack away at the retail space they devote to music.

Wal-Mart have stopped stocking copies of the New Yorker and business publications like Fortune, Business Week and Forbes as part of a larger cull of more than 1,000 titles. The AlleyInsider suggests that the products such as music and DVDs might also get cut in the near future:

Wal-Mart is ruthless about maximizing every inch of its floorspace, and it’s clearly decided that it’s only worth keeping a handful of magazine titles on its racks… this is a disaster for the magazine world, which depends on Wal-Mart for an estimated 20% of retail sales.

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