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Linefeed: Can digital distribution replace the local newsagent?

A look at the changing prominence of the local newsagent in the magazine distribution chain: how important is browsing to selling magazines? And how can digital distribution channels replicate this?

I want to say the iPhone has replaced the local newsagency as my first port-of-call for that similar rush of information, but that’s not entirely true. I think I have just become tired of their lack of ambition. They don’t change. A whole industry in flux swirls around them and they just stay the same. Only with less and less titles on their shelves. Your unambitious local newsagent is only partly to blame though. The crux of the problem lies in distribution.

Full article on Linefeed at this link…

paidContent:UK: Newsagents see 14 per cent decline in newspaper revenue over a decade

pC has a report on figures from retail analyst Mintel, which suggest that UK newsagents’ revenue from newspaper sales has fallen by 14 per cent over the past decade.

The figures also forecast a future drop of 44 per cent in money from newspapers between 2010 and 2015.

Revenue from the sale of magazines has grown over the past decade, but Mintel says that specific audience sectors, such as lads’ mags, are expected to shrink in the long term.

Full story on paidContent:UK at this link…