Smiths News is the UK’s leading newspaper and magazine wholesaler.

People everywhere depend on us to deliver the important things that make life easier and more enjoyable. Thanks to us, people know more, do more and live more – every day.

Delivering excellence and efficiency is in our blood. We are always at the forefront of our industry. We have been since our very first days. Our teams go further, when others choose to stop - we refuse to accept the impossible and strive to deliver the highest standards in everything we do. We are ambitious about our future.

We are Smiths News. 



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Our nightly miracle

We work around the clock to deliver 28m newspapers and 8.2m magazines each week via the world’s fastest supply chain.

Our distribution network

With a nationwide distribution network, we are likely to be closer than you think. We make more than 200,000 tracked deliveries each week from our 39 distribution centres.

Latest news Committed to health and safety: 10 gold standard RoSPA awards for a second successive year


Presented by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) at an awards ceremony held in Birmingham last week, the prestigious awards demonstrate the Company’s dedication to fostering a safe working environment across its businesses.

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