Yesterday morning we participated in a productive face to face meeting with senior management from Fairfax Media Publication Solutions to discuss the transition from NDD to Fairfax. FMPS is a separate division of the Fairfax company, operating at some distance from the newspaper distribution side. The discussion canvassed direct accounts, supply and return arrangements and promotional opportunities. While their model is still being developed, they have committed to using XchangeIT and adhering to the industry’s magazine distribution IT standards 100%.
We expect to have further discussions once they have met with other newsagency channel stakeholders.