Smiths News secures agreement with Trinity Mirror

Monday 2nd December 2013

Smiths News, the UK’s leading newspaper and magazine wholesaler, is pleased to announce it has successfully extended its newspaper wholesaling contract with Trinity Mirror Newspapers Ltd until October 2019.

This new agreement, which is effective from October 2014, secures the existing newspaper distribution business for Trinity Mirror for an additional five years. The contract is valued at £143m per year, equating to 15% of the national newspaper distribution market.

Jonathan Bunting, Managing Director, Smiths News said: “We are delighted to be extending our agreement with Trinity Mirror. This extension is a clear endorsement of our leading service and recognition that Smiths News provides a highly efficient route to market.

It is good news for retailers too. The agreement gives us greater certainty on the future of our network, allowing us to plan investments that will further improve service for our customers.”

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