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    Surprising stats

    From our Fact-A-Day today
    21% of South African sun bathers are aged 50 or more
    Good grief! No wonder I don't go down to the beach as much anymore.

    Top that for a surprising stat.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    Just to help me get over Riaan's thought there:
    The Daily Sun is the most popular newspaper among Shoprite, Pick'n'Pay and Spar customers. Woolworths customers prefer the Sunday Times by a large margin.
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I thought my question pertained well to the subject at hand....

    Anyway, would the popularity of the newspapers have anything to do with the display variants used by the different markets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKS Computer Solutions View Post
    would the popularity of the newspapers have anything to do with the display variants used by the different markets?
    OK. Now you've just flown way over my head
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    Different stores have different placements of newspapers on their newsracks... Might this be a factor?

    Taking into account the average height of a South African boerseuntjie like myself, touching in at 6'7", average being 6' , would the newspapers being on my eye level be the ones I notice first and would that be the one I'm inclined to buy?

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    Aah! I'm with you now.

    I'd guess the Sunday Times reckons they've just got more discerning readers.

    What really interests me is that anyone would think of looking for a correlation between shopping preferences and newspaper preferences. I've had a thought rolling around in the back of my mind for a while now. Maybe it's time to bring it out to play.
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    I think if you are looking for a specific newspaper you will buy it, regardless of where it is placed. The customers attracted by those shops must be a factor. I personally do not buy from Woolies, simply because they are way over priced. I much rather buy where I get value for money. I have an opinion about buying from Woolies but I might offend someone

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    Oh stop being so bashful. What Sunday Newspaper do you read?
    The trouble with opportunity is it normally comes dressed up as work.

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    I read the Raport offcourse, Sunday Times Afrikaans brother! But I buy it next to the road on my way to church.

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