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May 14, 2013
UPDATE: Winners Announced! Each year, the Newspaper Association of America honors retailers who have demonstrated a long-term cooperative effort to sell and market newspapers in their stores with the Tony Mineart Merchandiser of the Year Awards.
January 23, 2013
On behalf of NAA’s Single Copy Committee we are conducting a survey of member and nonmember newspapers to understand the scope of scan-based single-copy newspaper sales. We plan to capture how newspapers have managed the conversion to scan-based trading while minimizing losses and maximizing sales.
June 18, 2012
This report documents how single-copy sales continue to be an essential element of the newspaper business model, delivering revenue to the bottom line, important audiences to advertisers and customer foot traffic to partners at retail locations. Based upon interviews with newspaper executives, the latest survey and data, and numbers from NAA’s Facts, Figures and Logic, the report provides a status update on the single-copy sales channel and how newspapers are moving forward.
June 11, 2012
NAA’s Single-Copy Committee initiated an online survey to capture data on the relative success of newspapers in securing inside locations at key accounts, and to track weekday and Sunday single-copy sales for the industry. The report includes details on locations and how newspapers secured these important accounts.
October 06, 2011
Single-copy prices have increased, with 75 cents becoming the most widely used price point for a daily newspaper. Among U.S. daily newspapers, 49.7 percent have established a newsstand price of 75 cents and 39.4 percent charge 50 cents.
An NAA analysis of the recently released Audit Bureau of Circulations Rate Book – which in turn is based on March 2011 publisher statements – shows that at least 60 newspapers now carry a $1 daily single-copy cover price. Last year, a sufficient number of newspapers increased cover prices to make 75 cents the most common daily single-copy price among U.S. ABC member newspapers.
September 07, 2011
The losses that seem inherent with scan-based trading (SBT) in single-copy sales are being minimized with best practices, software solutions, and management attention at newspapers that are finding ways to cope with a system that now requires dealing with third-party intermediaries.
June 10, 2011
This NAA report includes the results of a recent survey addressing on scan based issues. This report on the findings confirms that the transition among retailers to a scan-based sales accounting and billing system has impacted almost all U.S. daily newspapers. Among the more than 300 newspapers participating in NAA survey, 98 percent reported having retail single-copy accounts that pay based on numbers of copies scanned. The response was consistent among newspapers of all sizes.
May 03, 2011
While the nation – and the world – was buzzing with news of September 11 mastermind Osama bin Laden’s death, U.S. newspaper websites experienced surges in traffic as the news broke, while production teams added extra editions and saw substantial bumps in single-copy sales on the print side. In south Florida, online activity hit a high note right after President Obama’s historic speech revealing that bin Laden had been killed by American troops, according to Chris Tiedje, social media coordinator of the Sun Sentinel Media Company.
February 01, 2011
Much of the industry’s circulation declines have been tagged as a byproduct of newspapers making a conscious decision to become more reliant on readers as a source of revenue. This study confirms that the circulation losses due to higher single copy prices are substantial and lasting. It also provides a status report on single copy sales trends and identifies how the trends have been impacted by the higher prices and to what extent the losses vary among newspapers.
December 06, 2010
Industry changes and economic efficiencies have pushed single copy distribution operations to form newspaper partnerships that address traditional concerns about control and preferential treatment of titles. Whether a newspaper contracts to deliver the competition, or vice versa, the road to savings and increased profit margins now means that the goal in most markets is to have one delivery vehicle going down any given street.