The photo says it all Graham Randall & foundation CEO Kerri Shanks (now Stockwell) at the launch of newsXpress at the GNS Trade Fair September 2001.
It’s a credit to the foundation team for what they did to get the brand moving in South-East Queensland. Their hard work paved the way for the 140 plus store national network that has blossomed in the past 7 years in all states and territories of Australia.
newsXpress Thornlie have realised a very important retail lesson and listened to their customers.
With their loyal consumer base not totally enamored with the planned marketing theme for Mother’s Day, Jits and the team sought guidance from their Hallmark representative to create these stunning gift baskets. Which provide a magnificent visual merchandising statement as well as a convenient yet coveted gift appropriate to the season.
newsXpress Indooroopilly have set up a Mothers Day outpost outside their level 3 store. The centre piece is the Hallmark Mothers Day cards and Forever Friends range, with a mixture of other complementary gifts.
The pictures speak for themselves. No wonder these stores are looked upon as some of the best in the industry.
The team at newsXpress Toowong keep nailing new money revenue streams resulting in increased profits and satisfied customers who see something new every time they come into the store.
Whether it’s the Canson paper, cardboard and exclusive newsXpress Creative Centre Art ranges, Artee Supplies invitations, hIPP boxes and fashion stationery or massive growth from the Hallmark strategic partnership. Its great to see a store so well run and growing at a massive rate.
The team at newsXpress Reservoir have tuned their shop into a ‘yummy mummies’ paradise. Combining the proven Hallmark greeting cards with complimentary products will give customers an abundance of choice to chose a great present for their mums!
newsXpress Castle Towers is never satisfied with their presentation and have completely rebuilt their back wall with great products from Canson Colour, Canson Creative Centre, hiPP, Christina Re, Hallmark, and Ink & Toner.
They have completely changed the front of store as well with small displays on specially built units which allow the passer-by to look further into the shop and maybe be drawn to something not previously seen. This significantly increases the available front of store space so highly sought by suppliers.
Four newsXpress stores in Central Queensland: Kin Kora, Northside Plaza, Rockhampton & Sun Valley have joined together to produce a
co-operative television advertising strategy.
The following ad will be run for the two weeks leading up to Mother’s Day beginning this Monday, 28th April. While the generic advert featuring the Magazine Range and exclusive Loyalty Club Card; the HOT ink! category; and the Hallmark Greeting Card & Gift products will run at other times.
These adverts were a result of an exceptional collaboration between the stores and newsXpress Marketing department which have produced a professional result which can be utilised in other markets throughout the network.
Supporting minor seasons can help you better connect with your local community and newsXpress continues to present these marketing opportunities as an additional point of difference to their members.
Despite the fact this horrific battle took place more than 90 years ago it still lives on strongly in our society today. Over 11,000 brave Australians and New Zealanders, many of them only young teenagers were killed during the fighting but with their loss Australia grew a new pride and gained their identity.
As a nation only 14 years old being confronted with the terrors of war, the spirit our forefathers showed during this struggle is still apparent in all of us today.
newsXpress celebrates and commemorates the deeds of those who sacrificed their lives this Friday and provides several marketing tips and posters to create a greater connection with their community.
newsXpress Whitford City team member’s fill out the lotto numbers at random on the lotto coupons, then roll them up and place them in a “Lucky Dip” Basket near the front lottery counter.
The customers can then select them as a ‘Lucky Dip’ lottery entry to try their luck and purchase these tickets and have them validated for the upcoming draw. The ‘Lucky Dip’ tickets are used as a great up sell tool which customers love!
newsXpress Kin Kora are old hands at out-posting, however have tackled a new product category this time – baskets.
Their basket out-post will last for one week and then disappear, probably for 6 months. The idea being to encourage customers to buy now. By setting end dates for promotions and strictly adhering to them you train your customer base to purchase when you want them to rather than the other way around.
While they would like to run the product for longer they realise it takes an enormous amount of space to merchandise correctly and accommodating it in-store would be an almost impossible task.
Sarah has identified a niche in her non-metropolitan market area where baskets aren’t readily available and it is certainly a great money spinner with an outstanding margin.
newsXpress held another members meeting at VANA for our Victorian, South Australian and Tasmanian members.
With another impressive roll up it was a great session to get members together and talk through some industry issues as well as providing a business development session. We were also shown how the Hallmark newsXpress strategic partnership is providing double digit greeting card growth for the group.
newsXpress Toowong & Southport Park are continually looking for new ways to cultivate the younger generation and not just relying on the baby boomers or old money revenue providers to build their business.
Along with a lot of other newsXpress stores they have embraced Diddl product to attract new customers and expose their businesses to a new and upcoming customer base and at the same time transforming themselves from a local community newsagent to a retail outlet of choice by continually providing new products.
Freshness and variety by looking for new products and services to bring existing customers and capture a new customer base will increase your store average sale and increase gross margin which is paramount to a flourishing and ongoing retail business.
newsXpress Southport Park already attracting the target market within hours of installing the new product range.
newsXpress Toowong use a custom built mobile unit for their Diddl range so that they can move it around keeping the display fresh.