Heikki Malinen, the CEO of postal services provider Itella, has invited newspaper publishers to mull over a new collaborative arrangement to organise newspaper deliveries. Malinen proposes that Itella and publishers establish joint ventures that assume responsibility for early-morning deliveries. “We need new thinking and co-operation. Itella could participate in the possible regional ventures as a minority shareholder,” he suggests.
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Itella wants to share newspaper delivery burden
The proposal represents Itella's effort to alleviate the economic burden imposed by its early-morning delivery operations, the profitability of which has eroded due to slumping newspaper circulation.