Smart buying: Having products that sell for more than one reason, to more than one type of shopper
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
22h ago
The more we stock our shops that appeal to multiple buying situations the better for our retail businesses, the more efficient our inventory investment, the more opportunities for out of store promotions. This candle is a good example of what I am talking about. Candles are candles, right?! They are everywhere. Many different types of shops have them. The marketplace is covered well for people shopping by scent and different types of ingredients. And, new local makers are popping up almost daily. This candle, by virtue of the fun text on the label, offers a different reason for purchase. It’s ..read more
Visit website
Why big retailers have ramped up their loyalty pitch in 2023 and what local newsagents can do about this
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
2d ago
The major supermarkets, several other retailers and non-retail businesses are spending big pitching their loyalty programs already this year. Their pitches tend to cast their loyalty program as key to unlocking value for shoppers. Value in this context should read as lower prices. It’s a big business code word. Value is bandied about in meetings as if they are doing something good for shoppers when, in fact, it’s marketing fluff to get people thinking they are saving money. I think their increased focus on loyalty is their response to inflation and consumer sentiment associated with this. Shop ..read more
Visit website
The Currency: Why the relationship between the newsagent and newspapers is no longer working
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
4d ago
This article (behind a paywall) by The Currency is fascinating. 12.5% GP for a product achieving declining sales and with a high business carrying cost is weighing on the minds of plenty of retailers. I wonder how many in publishing companies in Australia wonder about this. The fear in the newspaper industry is that the retail model will eventually break down, and they will run out of retailers even before they run out of print readers. Based on dumb decisions by senior managers in newspaper publishing companies that have hurt retailers in recent years, I guess not many. Newspaper publishe ..read more
Visit website
The Merchant on frog Street in Atlanta is an inspiring retail shop to visit
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
5d ago
The post The Merchant on frog Street in Atlanta is an inspiring retail shop to visit first appeared on Australian Newsagency Blog ..read more
Visit website
Bodega in downtown Los Angeles is demo-targeted experiential retail on a new level
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
1w ago
If you love looking at innovative and experimental retail, Bodega in downtown Los Angeles is worth visiting. I am glad I got to. The post Bodega in downtown Los Angeles is demo-targeted experiential retail on a new level first appeared on Australian Newsagency Blog ..read more
Visit website
The challenge of the oversized magazine
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
1w ago
While I love a good freebie with a magazine, this metal sign is way too big for us to display it effectively. The post The challenge of the oversized magazine first appeared on Australian Newsagency Blog ..read more
Visit website
Innovative use of TikTok by this Lavington, NSW, butcher pitching even more innovative direct to consumer retail
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
1w ago
The post Innovative use of TikTok by this Lavington, NSW, butcher pitching even more innovative direct to consumer retail first appeared on Australian Newsagency Blog ..read more
Visit website
Covid bloat in the supply chain
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
1w ago
We continue to see Covid related bloat in parts of the supply chain, especially where products are sourced from China and have been unable to easily ship over the last 2 years. From what I have seen, it appears most common with lower end gift and homewares products, from lesser known suppliers. I think it’s important to be aware when considering product purchases – to ensure you’re looking at current design rather than products from two years ago. The post Covid bloat in the supply chain first appeared on Australian Newsagency Blog ..read more
Visit website
ALNA lobbies on the paper shortage
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
1w ago
MichaelWestMedia published this AAP story outlining ALNAs involvement lobbying on the paper shortage situation. Paper shortage pressures school stationery by AAP | January 19, 2023 13:27 | News Parents shopping for back-to-school stationery could face price hikes and empty shelves, as logistics and materials pressures cause suppliers to ration goods. The Australian Lottery and Newsagents Association has called on the federal government to ease white paper import duties, after timber shortages blocked production at Australia’s last white paper mill in Victoria. “There’s ..read more
Visit website
This ad catalogue used to be The Canberra Times
Australian Newsagency Blog
by Mark Fletcher
1w ago
Image from @craigthomler at Twitter. The post This ad catalogue used to be The Canberra Times first appeared on Australian Newsagency Blog ..read more
Visit website

Follow Australian Newsagency Blog on Feedspot

Continue with Google
OR