The coffee chain will begin removing newsstands, take-away snacks and coffee beans from September. The changes will take place in the 8,600 stores owned by Starbucks in the United States.
The New York Times is disappointed with the decision, but believes Starbucks customers who want to read the newspaper will find it elsewhere.
"We are confident that, given our wide retail distribution, readers will have no trouble finding the New York Times for sale in nearby stores," the New York Times said in a statement.
"Every store, every community has its own personality," Johnson said.
For example, in an area of 20 stores, Johnson said Starbucks was thinking critically about the number of people driving, the number of drives to be designed for mobile orders, and the number of coffees to be filled. The idea is to "meet the multiple needs of this community".