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

200 years ago we started delivering the nation’s newspapers.  Today, we’re proud to be the UK’s leading award-winning distributor of news and magazines for the British public.

Delivering efficiency is in our DNA and puts us at the forefront of our industry. Our teams will go further, when others stop … We go beyond the impossible and strive to deliver the highest standards in everything we do.

Every day is different, every publication is different. Our promise to you is constant.

We are Smiths News. 



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With over 200 years in the business we can provide helpful and friendly advice to improve your profitability.
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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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