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RGDATA: EM News Must Consult Retailers On Changes To Carriage Charges

RGDATA has urged newspaper and magazine distributor EM News to refrain from introducing any increases to carriage charges before consulting with independent shop owners.

The representative group made the call following the issuing of a letter to retailers at the start of December, by EM News, notifying them that an “annual review of carriage charges” was set to take place.

“RGDATA had sought a meeting with EM News, but our members were unable to attend in the weeks running up to Christmas as they are the busiest of the year in the retail sector," said RGDATA Director General Tara Buckley. "RGDATA is urging EM News to defer any changes in carriage charges until they have consulted shop owners and met with an RGDATA delegation in the New Year.”

RGDATA has written to EM News seeking further information as to the nature of the review, and to determine whether the views of shop owners will be included in the review process.

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