News Corp Australia and Chemist Warehouse have joined forces as the discount giant starts stocking newspapers during the coronavirus pandemic
From this week, 100 Chemist Warehouse stores across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia will become a point of sale for News Corp’s metro mastheads, The Daily Telegraph, Herald Sun, The Courier Mail and The Advertiser.
According to a News Corp statement, pharmacies as well as news brands have seen consumer demand surge in the past two months, as Australians stock up on wellbeing products and turn to seek information and analysis on the COVID-19 crisis.
Lou Barrett, managing director of national sales for News Corp Australia said: “We’re always looking for new ways to assist our clients and their customers and given we’ve seen a spike in audience demand for our products, it makes perfect sense to have them available for sale in Chemist Warehouse stores.”
Lia Heim, group marketing manager at Chemist Warehouse said: “As an essential service ourselves, the ability to provide our customers with another essential service within our stores, that being trusted newspapers, means that shoppers can minimise their travel within the local community whilst remaining updated and informed.”
The initiative will operate on a trial basis until July and, pending the result, may be extended to 400 stores nationwide.