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Brutal newspaper competition in the UK

Mark Fletcher
September 24th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Saw this at a WH Smith this week in Manchester. Check out the Daily Star. We are not big enough in Australia to have this head to head competition between mastheads.



Category: Newspapers

2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Steve Denham // Sep 24, 2016 at 10:17 PM

    Hi Mark you make some very interesting observations about the UK newspaper market following your trip to Manchester. The August ABC circulation numbers for August have recently been released and show that daily sales numbers are just over 5.5 million. With 51000 newspaper stockists the average UK newsagent is making around £150 per week gross before wholesaler delivery charge.

    Newspapers, as you predicted in 2010 have now become a sideline for most of the 51000 selling points. One has to question why many retailers stock them.


  • 2 Bruce G // Sep 25, 2016 at 6:38 AM

    Boy it would be nice to make 150 pounds a week out of newspapers in my shop!


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