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Entries Tagged as 'Happy products'

Newsagents have access to excellent healthy eating advice

April 4th, 2014 · No Comments

In newsagency magazine departments we have access to excellent health and nutrition advice along side not so healthy temptations. Time and other demands on running and working in a newsagency can challenge the health choices we make. I know I have succumbed too often to poor choices in shopping centre food courts. One way we […]

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Tags: Happy products · Management tip · Newsagency management · Newsagency opportunities

Retail staff hiring advice: only hire and keep happy people

December 19th, 2013 · 7 Comments

In a newsagency recently I heard a staff member complaining to a colleague behind the counter about the roster, the weather someone at home. I was several metres from the counter. Shoppers in the newsagency could hear too. Unhappy staff are a turn off for shoppers and for the leaders of the business keen to […]

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Tags: Customer Service · Customers · Fun · Happy products · Hiring employees · Management tip · marketing · marketing tip · Newsagency challenges · Newsagency management · newsagency marketing

Sunday newsagency marketing tip: thirty Christmas marketing ideas

November 24th, 2013 · 2 Comments

For many years I have published Christmas marketing ideas as a resource for others to use and as inspiration for newsagents to think of their own.  Here are thirty easy to implement simple Christmas marketing ideas for newsagents for Christmas 2014. I’m not suggesting you use all: pick what suite you and create your own. […]

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Tags: Fun · Gifts · Greeting Cards · Happy products · magazines · Management tip · marketing · marketing tip · Newsagency challenges · Newsagency management · newsagency marketing · newsagency of the future · Newsagency opportunities

The cult of Lego right for newsagents

December 4th, 2012 · 12 Comments

Outside and inside the massive Times Square shopping mall in Hong Kong is larger-than-life displays of Lego for Christmas and celebrating the anniversary of the company. This brand is massive the world over. I know of newsagents who do excellent business with Lego products. The displays I have just seen make me think it’s time […]

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Tags: Gifts · Happy products · Newsagency opportunities

Happy Halloween!

October 31st, 2009 · No Comments

The big day is finally here.  October 31 – Halloween.  This has been a terrific Halloween season for us, the best ever.  Excellent sales of Halloween related items at fantastic margin – 50% and above. Sales across categories: party items, candy, magazines and cards.  We have demonstrated our competitiveness on range and price and this […]

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Tags: Gifts · Happy products · Newsagency opportunities

More happy space products

January 4th, 2009 · No Comments

These small pads from For Arts Sake are an ideal addition to the happy space in newsagencies about which I blogged yesterday.  They work at the counter as an impulse item and also work in an area dedicated items which reflect a positive outlook on life.  Our customers love items like this.  They make for an […]

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