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The Fed applauds National World

Independent news retailers have welcomed pro rata price increases for National World titles.

The Fed applauds National World
Brian Murphy: “We expect to see more of our members making their newspaper range choices based on the percentage margins available.” Photograph: iStock.

The Federation of Independent Retailers (Fed) has welcomed the decision by newspaper publisher National World to include pro rata terms for newsagents as part of price increases for a number of its regional titles.

From June 27, the price of 13 editions in the central England region will increase by 5p per copy.

All price increases will include pro rata profit margins for retailers.

The Fed’s head of news Brian Murphy said: “This is great news and is in stark contrast to Newsquest - another regional newspaper group – which recently cut retailers’ percentage margins to as low as 15 per cent on some of its titles.

“We expect to see more of our members making their newspaper range choices based on the percentage margins available.”


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