Independent retailers welcome i price increases

From Monday, 21 March the price of i weekday editions will increase

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News retailers have welcomed the announcement that pro rata percentage profit margins will be included as part of price increases to all editions of the i newspaper.

From 21 March, i weekday editions will increase from 65p to 70p and from March 26, the price of iweekend will go up from £1.20 to £1.30.

NFRN national president Narinder Randhawa said: “This is more welcome news, following last week’s confirmation from DMG Media and Reach that retailers’ terms are being maintained for their titles.

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“It’s pleasing to see that the majority of publishers recognise the vital role that retailers have in the news chain and that their profits should be maintained accordingly.”

Retail terms will remain unchanged at 22 per cent and 21.5 per cent, respectively.

In a letter to retailers, the i publisher said: “Both i and iweekend have seen solid growth in market share over the last five years and we are grateful for the role you have played in helping us achieve this. Thank you for your contribution towards i’s continued success.”

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