Price isn’t right for Asda

Asda is refusing to sell the Sunday Times due to a dispute over the margin it receives for selling the title, reports MediaWeek.

News International has hiked the cover price of the paper from £2 to £2.20 and is allegedly offering retailers just 1.7p from the 20p increase. Asda believes it is entitled to 5p, in line with the 25 per cent share of the cover price that it was previously allocated.

Its circulation dropped 0.18 per cent on the previous month and 8.46 per cent year-on-year.

(Source: MediaWeek)

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