|shop = newsagent|
|A shop selling newspapers and magazines.|
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A newsagent, newsstand or newspaper stand is a shop primarily selling newspapers, and magazines.
They normally sell a wide range of other convenience items e.g. cigarettes, pens, paper material such as copybooks, sometimes sweets, chocolates and even sandwiches, milk etc.
Newsagents are very common at transport hubs, such as railway stations and airports, e.g., the chain W.H. Smith in Britain.
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Tags used in combination
- Address tag family can be used to specify an address
- tobacco=yes if it sell tobacco to but as a seconday activity.
- Payment tag family can be used to specify how one may pay at this location
In the grocery, advertising and marketing (FMGC - Fast-moving Consumer Goods in UK, CPG - Consumer Packaged Goods in US) world these are known as the CTN (Confectionery, Tobacco, News) category. In ranging they differ from shop=convenience which typically allocate only a small fraction of space to news and magazines, but many are having to migrate to the latter category, particularly in suburban areas. It is therefore often a matter of judgement which tags to choose.
Use shop=kiosk for a similar shop in a little freestanding kiosk box, e.g. located in the middle of a square, or possibly for a very small box shop as part of a bigger building. This type of outlet is very common in France, Switzerland and Greece. A newsagent is a proper shop, so slightly bigger building or integrated into a bigger building.