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

A leader in time sensitive logistics, serving 30,000 customers from 43 distribution centres across the UK. Smiths News’ people, processes and technology make it the UK’s number one wholesaler in the large newspaper and magazines market, categories with an annual value of £2.06bn and £3.3bn respectively.

Our customers include supermarkets, high street chains, independent retailers, petrol forecourts and home delivery networks. No customer is too big or too small. Ranging from small independent retailers in remote locations, to the nation’s biggest supermarkets, we deliver 364 days a year. We are proud to offer an efficient, friendly and professional service.

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With over 200 years in the business we can provide helpful and friendly advice to improve your profitability.
We have a range of products and services designed to help you get going efficiently.

Our nightly miracle

We work around the clock to deliver 40m newspapers and 14m 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 43 distribution centres.

Latest news Connect News & Media donates £2000 to the Amber Foundation


Managing Director Jonathan Bunting presented a cheque for £1700 yesterday to one of the charity’s residential centres in Surrey.

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