Target refuses to sell ‘Beyoncé’ due to iTunes-first launch

Beyoncé’s stealthy new album is a digital smash hit, but one major retailer is skipping the party for the CD version. Target says that it won’t sell Beyoncé because the record was released on iTunes first before making its way to retail store shelves. “At Target we focus on offering our guests a wide assortment of physical CDs, and when a new album is available digitally before it is available physically, it impacts demand and sales projections,” a spokesperson said to Billboard.

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