The Sydney Morning herald overnight published a comment piece by Derek Rielly: the slow, painful death of our newsagents.
I was interviewed Wednesday for this article. The interview covered more than has been published.
My views are: yes, plenty of newsagencies have closed in recent years and some major suppliers treat us poorly and are busy moving elsewhere. However, there is GOOD NEWS. There are newsagencies that are growing. There are suppliers who work actively with our channel in exclusive ways.
It a newsagency closes, it’s on the owner. I have seen many turnaround situations. I live this myself as I recently wrote when sharing the latest newsagency sales benchmark results.
The future of your business is up to you. The future of the newsagency channel is up to all newsagents.