The World: Hamburg - Poor sales force Gruner & Jahr to close titles

The German publishing house Gruner & Jahr is axing a number of magazines following disappointing sales.

The company, which has launched 30 magazines since January 2004, recently completed a review of its product offering, prompting a decision to close eight titles across Europe.

GeoFocus in Russia, Feniks in Poland, Gala in Spain, Sok and Metro in Greece and three other titles in the Adriatic region will fold after their next editions.