The Australian Newsagents' Federation (ANF) is the peak industry body representing Australian newsagencies. There are 5000 individually owned and operated newsagencies in the country and together they make up Australia's largest retail and home delivery group turning over $6.5 billion a year and employing more than 20,000 people.
The Australian Newsagents' Federation is able to work on a number of levels to benefit every individual member newsagent. Through strength and size the ANF has the necessary means to achieve outcomes difficult to achieve by a single business.
The strength that this solidarity provides gives each member the benefit of ANF's powerful negotiating position. ANF members receive the benefit of the organisation's long established relationships with governments, publishers, suppliers, regulators and other industry stakeholders.
Mixed messages about the economic outlook for Australia over the next two years can only mean one thing. Continued uncertainty will describe the outlook sparked by the Global Financial Crisis for some time to come. Small business in Australia will not be immune from the obvious economic pressures and decisions made by the Federal Government.
The ANF believes there has never been a better time to a part of a strong professional industry lobby group. It has become vital for individual newsagents to unite under one national body to deal with the many day to day pressures facing the industry.
The ANF has embarked on a strategy aimed at improving the value of each individual business by improving the strength and value of the industry. Our goal is to secure the future of newsagencies in Australia.
The ANF has extensive measures in place to inform members on the very latest industry news and encourage feedback from members. A Media and Public Relations strategy is also in place to lift the profile of the industry with the general public and business community.
The first benefit in becoming a member of ANF is that you are part of the national lobby group. Other benefits are many and varied ranging from discounts on petrol and other items, access to accredited industry training courses to free advice on industrial relations matters. These benefits can add up to savings of thousands of dollars.
You can benefit in many ways by becoming a member of the ANF- please see below for a list of benefits.
We look forward to having you as an ANF member.
Ballina Office Smart, Ballina, NSW
Blackwood Newspaper Delivery Service, Blackwood, SA
Upper Burnie Newsagency, Burnie, TAS
Macca's Newsagency, Griffith, ACT
Gardenvale Authorised Newsagency, Brighton, VIC
Berrima Post News & Tatts, Berrimah, NT
Newsxpress Darra, Darra, QLD
Kingsway City Newsagency, Madeley, WA
"The ANF is my ‘safety net’. They are in there fighting for us and although I may not utilise their services them every single day, I know the ANF is doing their best to look after us. All newsagents should support the ANF and become a member. I love National Newsagent and get this for free as a member."
Coolalinga and Humpty Doo Newsagencies, NT
"The strength in unity across the channel, that comes from being a member of the ANF, will be a key factor in the sustainability of newsagents. Being part of a wider community enables my business to access resources and share ideas that a single entity may otherwise be excluded from. Striving for some degree of uniformity in performance levels, whether it be distribution agents or retailers will inevitably create a stronger brand image than that of an independent operator. By pooling the minds of the ANF team together with its members we can maintain a support network for our business that will see us in good stead for these extremely challenging times."
Reynella Newsagency, SA
"As a country newsagent it is easy to feel isolated from the industry. Being an ANF member keeps you in touch with other newsagents, industry changes and trends without leaving the four walls of your business. As a collective group we are able to negotiate better deals with publishers and suppliers, as well as the discounts and rescources on offer. The training and support during the new WHS regulations would be more onerous and expensive without the association and its backing."
Goolwa Newsagency, SA
“Newsagencies are such a diverse business that its impossible to ‘know it all’, but being a member of the ANF I can pick up the phone, email or arrange a meeting with my ANF-TAS State Manager to discuss my concerns. If he doesn’t know or can’t provide what I need, he will source the right person/information for me. The ANF is a huge resource of knowledge & experience.
Being a member of the ANF provides me with the chance to meet with other newsagents at meetings & conferences.”
Georgetown News & Lotto, TAS
“The great thing about a nation body like the ANF, is their is always someone in the industry that has been through, or is going through a similar situations to what you are. They can lend you understanding, advise, and in most cases, point you in the right direction toward a solution. I think Henry Ford said something along the lines of : Coming together is the beginning. Stay together is progress. Working together will bring success.”
Pleach Newsagency, TAS
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