Publisher & Distributor services

At Smiths News, we work hard to meet the needs of both publishers and retailers.

That means we deliver the very best levels of service throughout the supply chain, and continually invest in our network to ensure optimum performance.
We deliver newspapers and magazines to 24,000 retailers in England and Wales, 364 days a year. So whatever you publish, be assured that we will get your products out to readers, and help retailers maximise sales. It’s part of our promise to you.


Smiths News is a trusted distribution partner, thanks to its exceptional customer service and unrivalled delivery network. Smiths News will go the extra mile to ensure the daily delivery of newspapers is completed and we rely on this remarkable determination, every day of the year.”

Dan Scott

Head of Operations, Mail Publisher Solutions

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We’re the country’s leading newspaper wholesaler, working with publishers of every size. We are consistently ranked at the top of publisher and retailer satisfaction surveys, reflecting our commitment to delivering the very best levels of service.
We help publishers send their papers where they are most likely to be read, growing circulation and reducing waste. We provide retail services, information capabilities, and support with merchandising through Instore field marketing.


The people at Smiths News do a difficult job really well and are consistently focused on providing a high standard of service. Their professionalism and innovation help us to deliver publisher objectives.”

Mike Mirams

Managing Director, COMAG

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Smiths News is responsible for the distribution of more than 2,000 titles to retailers across England and Wales. We have the logistical expertise to carry out our responsibilities with efficiency and precision.
We provide a range of solutions that are tailored to publishers’ needs including copy management, sales-based replenishment and data reporting and analysis.

Regional press

We're proud to partner with Smiths News which has a presence in most parts of the country and consistently delivers great service. We're delighted with the contribution it has made to our success”

Alan Tyldesley

Newspaper Sales Director, Trinity Mirror Regional Publications

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By choosing Smiths News as a trading partner, regional press publishers have a clear route to market that is robust, efficient and cost-effective.

We offer a full wholesale service to the regional press, including copy management, distribution, returns processing and invoicing.
Our service brings benefits from a retailer’s perspective too, by providing a single inbound delivery of newspapers, minimising shrink risk, and offering a single-invoice solution.