CD crunch looms as Tesco cuts back music range

Mark Sutherland

The biz is facing up to major changes in supermarket music retail as Tesco made what sources refer to as “significant” cuts to the range of CDs carried in its stores.

Tesco refused to comment. But multiple sources across labels and retail told Music Week that the market-leading supermarket had reduced its entertainment range across its store portfolio, with catalogue albums and lower chart placings hit.

The changes are part of a wider review of Tesco’s product range, as it ...

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