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How are newspaper sales in cafes?

Mark Fletcher
July 15th, 2019 · 4 Comments

With Starbucks announcing they are getting out of selling newspapers, it is timely to ask Aussie newsagents what their newspaper sales to cafes are like. While it was a trend years ago, I suspect that sales today are minimal.

One newsagent I spoke too a couple of weeks ago said they had closed several sub accounts with cafes because the sales volume was too low to justify the work.

If you have subagent cafes, how are your. newspaper sales to cafes?


Category: Newspapers

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Jeff // Jul 15, 2019 at 6:35 AM

    I stopped delivery to them when they dipped to below five copies a day two years ago.


  • 2 David // Jul 15, 2019 at 2:11 PM

    Three or four papers a day in the only one left for me. Not worth it.


  • 3 Baz // Jul 16, 2019 at 6:36 AM

    we have 10 coffee shop customers for a total of 31 papers…they pick up daily.


  • 4 Lance // Jul 16, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    How times change…….we had a milk bar/cafe back in the 90s that was 50mts from a 7/11.
    Our newsagent bill was often over $1000/week.
    Papers, mags, put-aways.
    We had a great relationship with our agent.
    Yep, times have changed, not necessarily for the better………… 🙁


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