12 APRIL 2013
One of the UK’s biggest newspaper wholesalers, Menzies Distribution, is reporting a strong increase in sales across the UK following the death of Baroness Thatcher, with sales of national newspapers increasing by 164,000 copies the day after she died.
The highest week-on-week sales rise in terms of region for Menzies Distribution customers has been in London with an 11 per cent increase, followed by Northern Ireland at 6.39 per cent, 2.6 per cent in Scotland, 2.37 per cent in the south of England and 1.92 per cent north in England.
For newspaper titles, The Sun recorded the highest increase in the number of copies sold, followed by the Times and the Daily Mail.
The highest percentage increases were in the broadsheet market with sales of the Guardian rising by 30 per cent compared to the previous week, and the Independent rising by 27 per cent.
Menzies Distribution, which delivers an average of five million newspapers every day to 29,000 independent newsagents...