Tomorrow the ANF will meet with industry leaders from across the entire channel to look at the big issues facing the newsagency channel. This is the first time that the majority of the suppliers for the Newsagents channel will get together. The ANF has been working on this meeting since November 2014. We have been pleased to see the positive response from most of the industry players.
The Newsagency industry's massive retail footprint and distribution reach across Australia is a vital channel for most of our partners - publishers, magazine distributors, greeting card, stationery, Lotteries, POS suppliers, Newsagent franchise groups and many other partners are attending this meeting. The ANF's ACCC authorisation allows us to have all these partners in the same room. These industry partners want, and in fact need, our industry to grow and prosper. What can we do to work together to strengthen and advance our industry?