Convenience stores and supermarkets are continuing to increase their presence in the news retailing market, according to the latest figures from the Association of Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers. A total of 125 convenience stores and 192 supermarkets started stocking newspapers and magazines in the year to September 2001. Nearly 8,000 c-stores and nearly 4,000 supermarkets now sell news products. However, despite a growth of non-traditional outlets stocking news, the total number of news outlets fell during this period to 54,204 compared with 54,621 a year ago. Traditional newsagents represent the largest sector, accounting for almost 25,000 of these 54,204 stores. The secondary newsagents sector has seen the greatest decline, recording a net fall of 356. {{CTN }}