Different suppliers to Newsagencies are advising of restrictions to deliveries and service support over the Christmas/New Year period. For example, Are Direct has announced it will not be delivering on 23 December. All of their other delivery dates appear to be scheduled as normal. Newspaper publishers have advised Newsagents of changes to production schedules for […]
NANA has continued its regular meetings with News Corp Australia senior executives, especially related to primary distribution matters. NANA has impressed on News Corp Australia that Newsagents must be given information about delays which are likely to impact their retail sales, supplies to subagents and home deliveries. Two recent refinements show that the service to […]
Are Media distributed a notification to Newsagents on Wednesday which on the face of it was an attempt to clarify the rationalisation of different agreements which applied to Newsagents. The text of the email from Jane McIllhatton appears below.
Radio network 2GB has been running a minor campaign in recent days against the poor delivery performance of News Corp Australia and its contractors. On Wednesday morning this week, Daily Telegraph editor Ben English fronted the Ben Fordham program and offered a bunch of “the dog ate my homework” excuses for why News Corp Australia’s […]
IPS distributed a broadcast email to Newsagents on 15 October 2021 concerning accounts matters. Inexplicably, the email included an implied threat of legal action in respect to the payment of accounts. The implied threat was a rather heavy handed approach considering the accounts referred to in the IPS email were not due for another […]
NANA continues to meet with senior News Corp Australia executives to resolve issues concerning primary distribution to Newsagents. As the primary distributor for most print product in regional NSW and the ACT, News Corp Australia is working through the impacts of print plant rationalisation and daylight savings delays.
Earlier in the year Mungindi Newsagency received advice from News Corp Australia that due to costs associated with distribution out of Queensland, all supplies delivered by News Corp Australia logistics would cease (News Corp Australia is the primary distributor for News Corp, Nine Publications, Ovato, including Market Hub, ACM, IPS and Wrapaway). Mungindi Newsagency contacted […]
Are Media has today announced the rebranding of Ovato Retail Distribution to Are Direct across Australia and New Zealand. Are Media advised they remain committed to supporting and strengthening the retail and Newsagency sector and the magazine category in its entirety, by ensuring retailers receive a reliable supply of diverse and relevant magazines to drive […]
NANA acted earlier in the week to work with ACM over problems experienced with Newsagents being unable to correctly enter returns information in the ACM online system.
On Friday last week Ovato and Are Media concluded the sale of our Ovato’s Australian business to Are Media after receiving approval from the ACCC. Ovato believe the sale is in their best interests and in the best interests of the magazine publishing landscape. As the largest magazine publisher in Australia and New Zealand, Are […]