Taking a copy of the newspaper at your favorite coffee shop is a thing of the past, at least it is if you often Starbucks.
The coffee chain will stop selling US TODAY, as well as The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in more than 8,600 US stores in September. Starbucks has been selling The Times since 2000 and other papers since 2010. The New York Post first reported Starbucks' decision to release newspapers.
The decision was due to the decline in sales of newspapers in the store.
"We are always looking at what we offer our customers in our stores and making adjustments to our portfolio based on customer behavior change," says Starbucks spokesman Sanja Gould. As part of our ongoing efforts to improve the overall experience of Our stores for both partners and customers, we remove selected fixtures from our retail lobby in September. "
These fixtures include shelves with full coffee and snacks, although these items will be available elsewhere in the store.
Newspapers won't necessarily be out in all Starbucks places. Licensed places in hospitals, universities, and other institutions may continue to sell newspapers since they are not run by the coffee chain itself.  The company has seen to simplify and reduce the number of products included in the store, including tumblers and specialty drinks, based on what customers buy.
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Although java and journalism have been a classic interconnection for generations, the scents and smoothing of newsprint are in decline. While some papers add to digital subscribers, the circulation days for the newspaper days have declined by more than half since the peak in the mid-80s.
The Times says it is "disappointed" and Journal confirmed that Starbucks stops printing. No one was immediately available to comment from Gannett.
This is not the first time Starbucks has decided that old media will fit their cafes. It dropped sales of CDs – do they remember? – back in 2015.
Contributor: The Associated Press.
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