Puzzle magazines enjoy a sales peak in the lead up to, and over, the Easter holiday so it is worth allowing them a bit of extra space in the coming weeks.
The category earned £45m of sales in 2014 – of which 7.7m was through independent stores – so we recommend stocking a core range of titles (see bestsellers below).
The three primary puzzle subcategories are mixed content, wordsearch and crosswords. Mixed content puzzle mags account for 30% of all puzzle sales, with Puzzler Collection the best-selling puzzle title on the newsstand.
Take a Break’s Take a Crossword
Take a Break’s Take a Puzzle
Puzzler Q Wordsearch
Take a Break’s Puzzle Selection
Puzzler Q Puzzle Compendium
Family Wordsearch Jumbo
Puzzler Sudoku Puzzle Collection
Take a Break’s Arrowwords
Puzzler Q Kriss Kross
Take a Break’s Seasonal Puzzle Collection
Puzzler Q Pocket Crosswords Collection
Take a Break’s Wordsearches Collection
Take a Break’s Crossword Collection