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Magazine specialist store in New York

Mark Fletcher
October 15th, 2018 · 4 Comments

It was terrific to get another close look at Casa Magazines in York. Here’s shot from the outside.

Here are two shots from inside.

Here is a plea to shoppers.

Here are their social contact details, on the outside window.

Here are the locked boxes to where magazines are delivered:

This is a rare business, even in a huge city like New York. With weeklies and major monthlies readily available in convenience and drug stores and supermarkets and subscriptions such a large part of the supply chain, the need for specialty stores this size is not big.

While Casa Magazines looks cramped, inside you feel like you are in a specialty magazine store the truly has something for everyone. I’ll leave you with a cover shot of this title…


Category: magazines

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Colin // Oct 15, 2018 at 9:22 AM

    I would hazard a guess that the distribution and profit share arrangements facilitating the existence of Casa are a million miles away from those we continue to endure in Aus.


  • 2 Mark Fletcher // Oct 15, 2018 at 11:16 AM

    No, Colin. As I have noted here before, margin for magazine retailers are not that different to here. The big differences are occupancy cost and labour costs. Both are considerably lower.

    This business trades on range and volume, in a lower cost part of town.


  • 3 Colin // Oct 16, 2018 at 4:50 AM

    Must have Texas for a backroom to cope with the GG/IPS like oversupplies


  • 4 Mark Fletcher // Oct 16, 2018 at 4:54 AM

    No back room. One key difference is that they get what they order.


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