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News UK maintains retail margins in Sun on Sunday price rise

THE National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) has welcomed a cash injection from News UK, with the price of its Sun on Sunday publication rising this weekend (Sunday July 9) and retail margins maintained at 21 per cent.

This means that with the new £1.10 cover price, retailers will now earn 23p per copy.

National president Linda Sood said: "Addressing Annual Conference last month I said that, while the news category was still hugely important, publishers, wholesalers and retailers had to work together if newsstands were to remain at the front of stores and if home news delivery was to continue.

"This good news from the publisher of the Sun on Sunday also comes quickly on the heels of the new Sun Savers initiative to drive readers into stores. We are pleased that News UK wants to work positively with its retail partners and I would urge members to reciprocate by giving the Sun on Sunday their full support."

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