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Happy Australia Day

Mark Fletcher
January 26th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Newsagencies ought to be top of mind to Australians today as ours are quintessentially Australian businesses. We play a vital role in our communities. We employ local people. We usually reinvest profits locally. ¬†We are good local businesses showing off the Australian work ethic and commitment to a fair go … for the most part at least.

What challenges us and this image of our businesses is unfair treatment around magazine supply, a wage system which penalises us for the now seven day a week retail cycle, the relentless pursuit of our core customers by the two major supermarket groups and Australia Post, the cynical abuse of our channel by some suppliers and poor decisions some of us make about our businesses.

Our job this year is to rise above these challenges and to use the strength of our footprint to push back on some fronts, to make our voice heard for genuine change in our favour.

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Category: Newsagency management

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  • 1 Narelle // Jan 26, 2012 at 9:24 AM

    Hear! Hear!

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  • 2 Allan Wickham // Jan 26, 2012 at 5:21 PM

    Happy Australia Day to all, if you are lucky enough to have the day off, enjoy.

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