STATIONERY NOW! at newsXpress

stationery_now.jpgnewsXpress members are supporting our exclusive STATIONERY NOW! promotion with brilliant in-store displays supporting the excellent range of branded stationery items on offer.  Brands like Scotch, Post-it, Spirax, Bostik, Duracel, Bic, Marbig, UHU, Pentel and Artline feature in the catalogue.

Created by the newsXpress merchandise and marketing team to provide a boost to stationery sales in what is usually a quiet period, the STATIONERY NOW! flyer shows that newsXpress locations have brands consumers trust at excellent prices.

The flyer has been delivered to close to 1 million letterboxes around Australia. This is driving traffic. The great collateral provided is helping convert the traffic into sales.

STATIONERY NOW! is the newsXpress difference on show.

Stationery sale at newsXpress Leongatha

img_0950.jpgCheck out the display created at newsXpress Leongatha for products in our first ever Stationery Now promotion.

This excellent display shows off all of the featured brand-name products newsXpress is supporting in the catalogue. newsXpress Leongatha has an excellent stationery department thanks to their affiliating with Office Smart. Their support for the latest newsXpress stationery promotion shows how the two can work well together.

Close to 1 million Stationery Now brochures are being delivered to letterboxes around the country thanks to the national campaign developed by the newsXpress marketing team.

Three new greenfield locations

newsXpress is pleased to be working with landlords on three new greenfield locations.  All three are expected to be open before Christmas.  Two locations will be owned by newsXpress members and one will be corporately owned.

In each case, newsXpress was approached by the landlord to bring our brand and all we stand for to the centre.

Having a brand which landlords want gives us an opportunity on a range of fronts including negotiating costs going into a new location and other terms around the establishment of the new business.

How we achieved these three new locations is another example off the newsXpress difference in play.

Anyone looking to buy a newsagency should talk with newsXpress as we receive opportunities like these three often.

Christmas promotion launched

newsXpress yesterday launched to members details of our Christmas promotion.  This exciting promotion is filled with traffic generating products which present newsXpress locations as having unique products at competitive prices.  The promotion will be supported by the newsXpress national promotion campaign.

The content of the catalogue and promotional activity will be communicated to newsXpress members privately.

Helping build margin

newsXpress has confidentially announced to members another victory in building a healthier margin from traditional product for newsagents.  Our latest success is further evidence of our commitment to robust negotiation on behalf of our members with traditional newsagent suppliers.

Our committed membership base of proactive newsagents makes newsXpress appealing to suppliers.  We are able to leverage this to help our members play outside traditional terms for newsagents in some key areas.

The latest announcement caps several margin building initiatives for newsagents already this year.

3M planograms drive excellent sales

nx_3m.JPGThe commercial value from newsXpress is boldly on show in newsXpress locations across the country with the roll out of our 3M planograms.  Developed exclusively with 3M, these layouts are created on a store by store basis and considering the existing commitment to stationery.  Leveraging the respected Post-it, Command and Scotch brands, newsXpress members are reporting excellent sales as well as compliments from shoppers.

From one metre through to four metres, our 3M planograms are driving traffic and sales and demonstrating the newsXpress difference in action for our members.

This is another initiative of Rob Henderson our National Merchandise Manager and the newsXpress merchandise team.

Building a better newsagency

conf_front_page.jpgBuilding a better newsagency is the subject of an important forum at the National Newsagent Conference being hosted by  newsXpress in Melbourne next month.  In this forum, industry experts will present practical ideas which newsagents can take away to immediately build a healthier and more viable newsagency.  The session will build on content from an excellent range of speakers at the two-day conference.  It will be particuylarly useful to new newsagents and those considering buying a newsagency.

newsXpress is proud to be bringing this conference to all newsagents in Australia.  Click here for a copy of the registration form.

newsXpress thanks Diamond sponsors

nx_diamond_sponsors.jpgnewsXpress is grateful to Hallmark Cards, Jenlist Distribution and Pacific Magazines for their tremendous support of our National Newsagent Conference next month in Melbourne.  Their financial and other assistance is helping newsXpress create a valuable and memorable conference for newsagents.

Supplier support is crucial for newsagent conferences on the scale newsXpress is planning for next month.  Hallmark, Jenlist and Pacific Magazines have been helpful in creating this event since day one.  This support has encouraged newsXpress to work hard to create a conference which will benefit all newsagents and their suppliers.

Hallmark is newsXpress strategic supplier of greeting cards, wrap and gifts.  Jenlist is key technology products supplier of mobile phones, mobile phone starter kits, mocks and a range of personal technology products.  Pacific magazines provides many popular magazines including New Idea, Women’s Health,  Better Homes & Gardens, Weight Watchers, Prevention, Diabetic Living, Famous, In Style, Home Beautiful, Girlfriend, That’s Life, Marie Claire, Men’s Health, K Zone, Who and Your Garden.

Click here for a copy of the brochure promoting the National Newsagent Conference.

newsXpress helps members achieve great sales of Prevention magazine

fhn_prevention_sep09.JPGnewsXpress is pleased to have been able to help many members access additional stock for the launch issue of Prevention magazine.  As soon as we saw sales data half way through the first day on-sale we knew Prevention would sell very well.  We put out a call to members and those who responded were able to secure backup stock thansk to Gordon & Gotch and Pacific Magazines before supplies ran out.  Early intervention  by newsXpress driven by good sales data helped many of our members achieve excellent sales results.

This is another example of the newsXpress difference at work.  We work hard for our members on big projects and small.  Mutual engagement is the key to success.

Help with visual merchandising

newsXpress is pleased to announce the appointment of a specialist supplier in the area of visual merchandising products. This new supplier relationship provides newsXpress members with access to a good range of  visual merchandising and display auxiliary products including poster hangers, frames and perspex brochure display products and other VM products.  The range of products available from this new relationship will be on display at the newsXpress conference in October.

Supporting the NRL and AFL finals

newsXpress has released details of NRL aand AFL finals merchandise packs with which enwsXpress members can dress their shops and make an impact in sports mad markets.

newsXpress provides access to a wdie variety of collateral for major as well as minor in-store marketing opportunities as part of its member services.

Tapping the licenced product marketplace

newsXpress is proud to welcome IKON Collectables / SCA Vending to the newsXpress supplier suite.  They offer a large range of licensed products including the likes of: Twilight/New Moon; The Simpsons;Top Gear; Harry Potter … and plenty more.  Many of their licences connect with products sold in magazines and greeting cards in newsXpress locations already.

newsXpress Twilight product opporunities

newsXpress has presented members with several Twilight themed product opportunities.  The release of these will coincide with the release of the new Twilight movie.  The newsXpress sourced products beautifully supplement the coverage for Twilight in magazines already sold in newsXpress outlets.

The new product offers represent smart buying by the newsXpress merchandise team and are sure to help newsXpress members achieve deeper shopping baskets from customers.

newsXpress Award winners in Queensland

newsxpress_winners.JPGnewsXpress had a great night last night at the QNF Newsagent of the Year Awards. Great because newsXpress members bagged three of the four awards announced and great because it was such a good evening. Lots of laughter and lots of catching up. newsXpress was proud to be a sponsor of the awards again this year – reinvesting in the newsagency channel.

In the photo are some of the winners of the evening: Vanessa James, Employee of the Year, from newsXpress Lowood; Warrick Hosking, inaugural New Technology Newsagent of the Year, newsXpress Gympie and Mark and Shelley Petersen, Retail Newsagent of the Year, newsXpress Sarina.

For the record we note that newsXpress did not play a role in any of the judging.

newsXpress Sarina – QLD Retail Newsagent of the Year

mark_shelly_petersen.jpgMark and Shelley Petersen took out the Queensland Retail Newsagent of the Year award last night at the QNF Awards Dinner. As anyone who has visited newsXpress sarina will know, this is a much deserved award. It recognises the professionalism, energy and fun they bring to the business and the success they enjoy as a result.

newsXpress congratulates Mark and Shelly and their team for winning this hotly contested award.  They are doing the newsXpress brand proud!