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What do newsagents think about the Fairfax price increases?

Mark Fletcher
September 24th, 2016 · 3 Comments

The Fairfax announcement yesterday of 10% to 12% cover price price increases for its capital city mastheads is in line with how the company has been approaching cover prices in recent years.

Unless I am missing something in the announcement, the newsagent revenue increase is under 9%, leaving newsagents worse off in real terms compared to the publisher.


Category: Newspapers

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jim // Sep 24, 2016 at 7:06 AM

    Looks like they clawed back another 0.5 to 0.7% of cover price margin this time around. Was there an announcement around distribution fee increases last month?


  • 2 Jenny // Sep 24, 2016 at 7:21 AM

    Fairfax think there’s a race to see who can kill print first. They are odds on favourite!

    Yes 9% is correct but they’ve been doing this to us since they changed to a service fee.


  • 3 Colin // Sep 24, 2016 at 8:45 AM

    No effect jn SA as both titles effectively withdrawn from circulation. Understand Fairfax still pondering how and when to do same Age.


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