Starbucks will stop selling newspapers and a variety of foods to disable stores and remove products that customers do not buy.
The coffee chain will start removing newspaper kiosks, grab-and-go snacks, and whole-bean coffee bags starting in September. The changes will take place in Starbucks' 8,600 owned stores in the United States.
"We always look at what we offer our customers in our stores and make adjustments to our portfolio based on customer behavior change," a Starbucks spokesman told CNN Business.
Starbucks has gradually reduced sales of non-core products in its stores. It announced in 2015 that it would stop selling CDs and has recently cut down on the number of items for sale, such as mugs.
It announced in March that it is modernizing its stores to focus on "convenience, comfort and connectivity." Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson told former CNN Business that each store should have different needs related to its location.
"Every store, every community, has its own personality," Johnson said.
For example, in an area of 20 stores, Johnson said Starbucks is thinking critically of how many will have drive-thrus, how many will be designed for mobile ordering, and how many will be full cafes. The idea is to "serve the many needs of society."