Times have been tough for traditional newspaper and book retailers, and they are only going to get tougher. The industry landscape has changed forever, as fewer people buy printed publications (newspapers, magazines and books) and as competition increases from outside the industry, including from supermarkets, department stores, convenience stores, stationery retailers and online operators. The industry needs to transform itself by improving merchandising and customer service, reaching out online to customers and prospective customers, and finding new growth markets.
Stores in this industry principally retail newspapers, magazines and periodicals and religious books. Additional business activities can include the sale of stationery, gifts, confectionery, cigarettes and lottery tickets, among other products and services.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.