Deze Week withdraws half of its local editions
Publisher Roularta is about to downsize the number of regional editions of their publication Deze Week: 19 of them are about to disappear, with only 17 left, most of them consisting of mergers. This change will be effective in November 2019. Last year, Streekkrant Groep became Deze Week, but the new identity did not prevent the free local paper to decrease: compared to Streekkrant, they lost ± 900.000 average issue readers. Gross advertising value reported by Nielsen lost 20% in the first half of 2019 compared to same period in 2018.