Unless things change dramatically, copies of the popular issue won't go on sale in more than 3,000 Wal-Mart stores as a result of an ongoing battle between magazine publishers and wholesalers.Seven cents a copy!! OMG! Okay, time to take a step back Mr. 'one industry executive'. No offense, but who the hell buys their swimsuit issue at Wal-Mart anyway. Guns? Yes. Swimsuit issue? Eh...
The Wal-Mart stores, along with grocery-store chains Kroger and Safeway, are getting caught in the crossfire over two wholesalers' demand that publishers pay a 7-cent per copy surcharge for delivery of their magazines to retailers.
"It's a nightmare, an absolute nightmare," said one industry executive.
The stalemate effectively locks out People, the National Enquirer, Star, In Touch and Life & Style from thousands of stores that were expecting to make issues available for sale today.NOW IT'S A NIGHTMARE! I need my Star magazine!