The Victorian Association for Newsagents.

This week, we are celebrating our VANA Rookie of the Year 2020-2021 


Beaumaris News Lotto & Gifts
Elisa Luo & Brian Carson

Brian and Elisa are newcomers to the newsagency game, after making the switch from the finance industry in 2019, searching for a lifestyle change. Their store is located in the popular South Concourse shopping strip in the beautiful seaside suburb of Beaumaris. 

In their short time in the industry, the pair have proven to be very lucky with their store already winning both a Division 1 and Division 2 ticket!

Last year, they increased their stationery range to cater for COVID-19 demand, particularly home office and schooling supplies. 

Brian and Elisa’s top tips include:

  • Expand your product range, especially giftware
  • Consider an experienced merchandising consultant to regularly refresh the store
  • Source local Australian made goods