SCHENECTADY -- The Daily Gazette has increased the single-copy retail cost of its daily editions Monday through Saturday.
Effective Tuesday, the retail cost is $1.25 every day except Sunday, a 25 percent increase. The Sunday paper remains $2.
“It’s been over 10 years since we moved the single-copy price: daily or Sunday,” said Brian Zarelli, vice president of audience development. “It’s time. It was overdue.”
He explained that the company has experienced steadily increasing costs over the past decade. That was the major factor driving the price hike, he said.
Zarelli noted that most print newspapers in the Capital Region were as expensive or more expensive than The Daily Gazette.
The Daily Gazette sells about 31,500 papers Monday through Saturday and 36,000 on Sundays. The majority of the papers are delivered to subscribers’ homes; only about 11 percent are purchased at retail locations.
Subscription prices were increased by 25 cents per week in April, and no further price hike is planned for subscribers, Zarelli said.