The Sun newspaper has announced that from 5 January 2019 its Monday to Saturday editions will increase by 5p, with retail percentage terms remaining the same.
The cover price on the Monday to Friday edition will rise from 50p to 55p, with the Saturday edition increasing from 70p to 75p.
Publisher News UK has confirmed the changes will be accompanied by a pro rata increase in retail margins, meaning margin per copy for the Monday to Friday edition will increase to 12.27p per copy whilst on Saturday the retail profit will rise to 16.05p per copy.
NFRN National President Mike Mitchelson said: “These cover price increases on the Monday to Friday and Saturday editions of The Sun, together with pro rata terms, will give news retailers a welcome new year boost. In 2019 both the NFRN and the Sun will be celebrating. We are reaching our centenary, while the Sun will be 50 years old. I look forward to sharing our joint plans for celebrating these impressive milestones shortly which will help members grow sales and profits.”
The new barcode details are below: