The UK’s only socialist daily newspaper, Morning Star, saw print sales rise in 2022 and described the current wave of industrial action as a “huge opportunity” to grow sales further.
In the title’s first price increase since 2019, from 3 January, the title increased daily editions by 10p to £1.30 and weekend editions by 20p to £1.70. Retailer percentage margins were protected in the increase.
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Editor Ben Chako said the rise was necessary to fill a “sales gap’’ left by the Covid-19 pandemic, but said signs were encouraging with print and digital sales rising last year.
In a positive sign for stockists, Chako said the wave of strikes and “new activists” could lead to more newsstand copy sales, pointing to the title’s 15% rise in print sales following a surge in interest in left wing politics driven by Jeremy Corbyn’s election as Labour leader in 2015.
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