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Newsagents in threat to switch support from Guardian

Threat comes following the Guardian's decision to cut its weekday margin for newsagents by 1 per cen

The trade body representing UK newsagents has told The Guardian that retailers will switch support to rival titles following its decision to cut their share of the cover price.

It comes after last week's warning from the National Federation of Retail Newsagents (NFRN) that the broadsheet faced a "militant" backlash from newsagents after cutting its weekday margin for newsagents from 25 to 24 per cent.

The NFRN claimed Guardian Media Group's chief executive Andrew Miller yesterday rejected its calls to reconsider the cut, but said it still wanted both organisations to work on "joint commercial activities."

Read more at the Press Gazette.