Private Frazer’s Doomed Magazines

April 24, 2008

News from the front

Filed under: consumer magazines,figures,Recession — privatefraser @ 11:18 am

Smiths News H1 pretax up 5.9 percent. Selected quotes: “Revenues were up just 0.6 percent …, with strong price growth in the quality newspaper market offsetting a mixed picture in magazines, where … monthly titles have continued to decline”

“Magazine sales were down 2.6% to £265.2 million “

1 Comment »

  1. W H Smith now want so much “promotion” money that it is not worth listing with them. How is it profitable to have to pay £3,000 for an issue to hold a listing in their stores when that amounts over £1 per magazine. They are already getting £1.05 per magazine the same as the rest of the trade. The way they and the supermarkets are going they are going to end up with very few magazines.

    Comment by Bruce — April 5, 2010 @ 9:49 am | Reply

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