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Newsagents discuss Omicron related challenges

It was terrific to host a meeting on Zoom Wednesday (live and recorded for those unable to join on camera or on audio by phone) in which we caught us with how Omicron was impacting the safe and effective management of newsagency businesses around the counter.

We talked for an hour, comparing notes, sharing ideas and offering encouragement.

The meeting brought together newsXpress members from around the country in a broad range of retail settings. The diversity of situations is helpful in developing a good understanding, because Omicron is playing out differently in different parts of Australia.

Beyond the challenges of navigating opening hour variations because of limited staff availability, there was good discussion about products that work in this situation and more.

Zoom continues to be a useful tool for connecting newsXpress who might otherwise not have been able to so easily connect – sharing experiences, ideas and opportunities.

Newsagency management

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