Industry Updates


The ANF: working to protect, promote and transform the newsagency channel.


INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS SUPPORT - The ANF has developed a dedicated professional IR service to include detailed manuals, annual wage updates, online webinars and day to day member issue support. Soon our IR Manual will be re-invented in bite sized online sections to make accessing this even easier. The ANF is driving sensible discussion around penalty rates and the impact on small business through our Penalty Rates Strategy.


CONNECT grows exponentially

The last three days have seen over 250 newsagents sign on to the Newsagent exclusive Hubbed CONNECT parcel system.

The guarantee of volume and revenue has been an attractive proposition to those in identified territories.


Newsagents help prevent and reduce the impact of armed robbery

Newsagents have contributed to a recently released report in the anticipation of reducing armed robbery occurrence and the severity and impact of armed robbery.

Please CLICK HERE to view.


Network addresses reconciliation issues

Following on from pressure from the ANF for a solution to the time-consuming process of processing Network magazines, Network Services has created a newsagent-specific outlet summary with totals to assist newsagents in reconciliation.

Newsagents will still receive the old Outlet Summary in the delivery with their driver. The driver uses this to know what stock to deliver.


Coles returns processed off site

Newsagents have been concerned that a decision by Coles to process returns using a third party merchandiser could jeopardise their agreement to deliver papers to Coles.

News Corp's National Director of Retail Customer Development, Andrew Pirrit, has reassured newsagents that there will be no changes to their commission/set fee following Coles decision to process returns onsite using a third party merchandiser.


ANF National Awards for Excellence 2014 Winners Announced

It's the moment everyone has been waiting patiently for!

Please watch the video presentation below, to find who this year's ANF National Awards for Excellence winners are, and the exciting moment when the winners found out they had won.


We'd love to say 'Happy Anniversary!'

We noticed in Lotterywest's Link magazine that they include 'Retailer Anniversaries' - Dennis Lawrence, June Price and Frances Robinson have been at Busselton News for 40 years, Lance and Dale McCrae have been at the Midland gate Lottery Kiosk for 24 years, as have Len and Jeanette Hendricks at Ballajura City Lottery Centre.

We'd like to do the same but it means YOU have to tell us of your anniversary.


ANF to launch First Five training units in November

Coming up in November, the First Five units of training for newsagents and staff are designed to provide ideas and support for the coming busy months of December and January. The initial units will be offered online to enable you to access the presentations without having to spend valuable time out of their newsagencies in the lead up to Christmas and Back to School.

Topics covered in the First Five will include:

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