SOLD!!!! Nocks ‘Full Service' Regional Newsagency

Nocks Newsagency - Forbes, NSW 2871


An opportunity for interested parties who wish to drive Nock’s Newsagency to the next level of success – strongly recognised in regional NSW for high level customer service, build on this reputation and customer loyalty in a regional location that offers an attractive and family friendly lifestyle.


The sale of Nocks Newsagency provides a unique opportunity to purchase a long established, reputable full service newsagency, stationary and retail gift store in a relaxed regional location.The vendors have operated the business since 1986 and are ready to retire.

The business provides a wide range of products and services to consumers and business in Forbes and surrounding areas. The products include newspapers, magazines, stationery, confectionery, postage services, gifts and lotto just to name a few.

This business provides individuals and families looking to purchase, own and operate a reputable, consistent, well setup and diverse business.

Equally the business would suit an existing business owner in the newsagency retail sector looking for geographic diversity and capitalising on economies of scale. Similarly a business owner with a background in the retail, sales and/or distribution sectors looking to diversify their products and service offerings would also be well suited.

Products and Services

Nock’s Newsagency is a full-service newsagency which stocks a comprehensive range of business and home stationery, newspapers, magazines, books, cards, wrapping paper, Darrell Lea Chocolates and giftware. The business also offers customers special items including art and toys throughout the year. Laminating, document binding and fax/copy services are also available in store.

The business is split into four key target markets, accounting for greater than 70% of revenue generated from sales which include:

  •  Stationery supplied to local businesses;
  • Magazines predominantly ‘fast-moving’ and regularly released tabloid magazines along with specialist monthly releases;
  • Newspapers – The Land, local, national and international papers. Local, national and specialist newspapers are delivered to local businesses, organisations and community services as well as a number of sub-agents.; and
  • NSW Lotteries - The business has a strong regular player and syndicate base which provides a strong regular commission income.
Stock levels vary from month to month depending on seasonal impacts, events and promotions and is maintained using a just-in-time inventory system to reduce the potential for stock losses and write-downs.


Nock’s Newsagency is located in Forbes, Central West NSW on the main street of Forbes. Forbes is situated on the Newell Highway in the heart of the Lachlan Valley in Central Western NSW, approximately 5 hours west of Sydney by car.

Financial Preformance

Nocks Newsagency has experienced a strong revenue base over previous years with only marginal changes year on year. Forecasted revenue for FY15 is set to improve marginally over FY14, however the gross profit margin has increased by more than 8% to 38% since FY13. The vendors attribute this to actions taken to further diversify the business into stronger business lines such as stationery, gifts and services along with better purchasing given the downturns being experienced in the newsagency sector due to online access to new and magazine content. A detailed Information Memorandum is available to review by interested parties, including current and historical financial statements and other commercial information.

Expressions of Interest

The Vendors are seeking initial Expressions of Interest, by the 31st August 2016.

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Very visible and well trafficked location Wide product range Operator operated business Impressive internal appearance and awarded business for customer service Turnover for FY15 projected to approach $1.2m+ Solid gross profit margins – 38%+ Business for sale with option to purchase or lease the premises

Important Information for Prospective Purchasers:

All information in this document is of a general nature only and not exhaustive. Interested parties should conduct their own due diligence and feasibility assessments. The Vendor of Nocks Newsagency, and advisers, JPAbusiness, are not liable for any loss or damages associated with reliance on this information or the Expressions of Interest process.

JPAbusiness Pty Ltd operating under Principal Business Agents License No. 1710192

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