Sainsbury’s to scrap CDs and DVDs from stores

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// Sainsbury’s to axe sale of CDs and DVDs
// The decision comes as streaming services affect sales of the products
// The grocer said customers increasingly went for music and films online

Sainsbury’s has decided to stop selling CDs and DVDs as streaming services continue to affect sales of the products.

The grocer said customers increasingly went for music and films online instead of buying the physical discs.

It also said sales were being phased out, although it would continue to sell vinyl records in some stores.

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Meanwhile, other major supermarkets show no sign of following Sainsbury’s lead, with larger branches of Tesco, Asda and Morrisons still stocking a range of CDs and DVDs.

“Our customers increasingly go online for entertainment, so earlier this year we took the decision to gradually phase out the sale of DVDs and CDs, so that we can dedicate extra space to food and popular products like clothing and homewares,” Sainsbury’s said.

Separately, Sainsbury’s said earlier this week that it will launch a fresh round of price cuts after the Aldi price match made a “significant difference”.

The Big 4 grocer will reduce the cost of 60 staples across fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy by the end of the month by investing £50 million.

Tesco, Asda and Morrisons have also launched an Aldi price match over the last 18 months to compete with the German discounter.

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  1. I bet the reduction of DVDs and CDs will be included in some figure when it comes to reducing plastic.

    Physical media is indeed becoming a dying trend and it’s definitely on it’s way out, but I do feel sorry for the older generation who probably will never grasp the internet and will have even fewer avenues to get their physical entertainment from. Change has come very fast.


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