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Entries Tagged as 'supplier arogance'

A Christmas Eve slap from ACP Magazines

December 24th, 2011 · 15 Comments

Just a few minutes ago, out the front of my newsXpress Watergardens newsagency, an ACP Magazines magshop representative was calling out at the top of their lungs: Last minute Christmas gift ideas, Magshop, we are here to help This was easily heard by shoppers in my newsagency and those in the mall in front of […]

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Tags: magazine distribution · magazines · supplier arogance · Ugh!

Bullying and threats no way to win newsagents over

July 30th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Any newsagent who is threatened with do business with us or we will come and compete directly with you ought to report this activity to the police as well as their state association. Write down the specific threat, who said it and when so that you can be certain when reporting it. Fear and intimidation […]

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Tags: Ethics · Newsagency challenges · supplier arogance

Leveraging falling stationery sales

February 27th, 2009 · No Comments

AAP reports that sales at Office Depot dropped 17% in North America in the fourth quarter – 18% when looking just at same store sales.  This fall demonstrates how challenged the office supplies business is in the United States and, most likely, worldwide.  Given the closure of OFIS by Harvey Norman and anecdotal evidence around, […]

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Tags: Newsagency opportunities · supplier arogance

4 Ingredients 2 costs us too much

January 4th, 2009 · 9 Comments

Magazine distributor NDD sent us 18 copies of 4 Ingredients 2 cookbook on Christmas Eve.  There is no justification for this – especially since 4 Ingredients 2 is available from book retailers for between $15.00 and $17.95.  The newsagent price is set at $19.99.  Our margin is a magazine margin and not a book margin so […]

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Tags: magazine distribution · magazines · supplier arogance

Tattersalls claims Quick Pick

June 21st, 2008 · 6 Comments

Tattersalls has claimed that it owns the term Quick Pick meaning that Intralot has had to ditch tonnes of printed material and come up with a new name.  While we will work hard to pitch their Lucky Pick to customers, customers will call it what they will.  If it catches on, customers wanting a Tattersalls […]

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Tags: Lotteries · supplier arogance

Dead counter space

June 18th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Tattersalls withdrew all remaining instant scratch ticket stock in Victorian Monday, leaving 40% of the counter space allocated in our Forest Hill store empty with no prospects of new product.  A threatening letter from their Senior Corporate Solicitor Monday indicates that they intend to fight to retain “their” space.   Dead counter space is commercial suicide.   […]

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Tags: Lotteries · supplier arogance

The art supplier competing with newsagents

June 2nd, 2008 · 2 Comments

For a couple of years we did well with the Mont Marte artist supplies range.  Things went off the rails when they could not supply some items to us while continuing to supply their own retail store in Melbourne as well as customers who ordered the same products direct through their company’s e-commerce website.  Their […]

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Tags: art supplies · supplier arogance

Who is celebrating Darrell Lea?

November 26th, 2007 · No Comments

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Tags: confectionary · supplier arogance

Cultish reps need a cool down

October 29th, 2007 · No Comments

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Inside the magazine supply changes

September 27th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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The magazine model fails again

September 24th, 2007 · No Comments

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Newsagent locked out by software company

September 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

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AstroLog magazine oversupplied to newsagents

September 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments

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Darrell Lea misses sales opportunity

September 4th, 2007 · 5 Comments

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Tags: confectionary · supplier arogance

Keytek goes direct and undercuts newsagents it supplies

August 28th, 2007 · No Comments

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Tags: Stationery · supplier arogance

APEC Summit too much for Sydney Morning Herald

August 28th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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Tags: Newsagency challenges · Newspapers · supplier arogance

Publishers discuss OH&S

August 17th, 2007 · No Comments

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The newspaper home delivery subscription rip off

June 22nd, 2007 · 5 Comments

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Tags: Newsagency challenges · Newspaper marketing · supplier arogance

It wasn’t me, sir

April 12th, 2007 · No Comments

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Inspector Morse partworks stuff up

March 14th, 2007 · 3 Comments

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Tags: magazines · Newsagent suppliers · partworks · supplier arogance

How many airline magazines is too many?

March 5th, 2007 · No Comments

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Understanding Vodafone

February 13th, 2007 · No Comments

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NDD, the company that keeps on giving

January 31st, 2007 · 4 Comments

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Overcrowding in children’s magazine space

January 30th, 2007 · 1 Comment

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The drug pusher and the junkie who wants to go clean

January 27th, 2007 · 4 Comments

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Tags: magazines · Media regulation · supplier arogance