Menzies Launch Improved I-Menzies User Guide
Menzies has launched an updated version of their I-Menzies User Guide.
The improved guide is now more user friendly by linking the listed contents directly to the sections within the guide. You can now simply click on the section required and it will take you directly to that section. Once complete you can click the ‘Back to Contents’ button to return to the contents page which saves time scrolling through the full guide.
Daily Update – 2 April 2020
Headlines for w/e 8 March 2020
Download the latest Menzies headlines for Scotland here – TBC
Download the latest Menzies headlines for England here – TBC
Download the latest Menzies headlines for Wales here – TBC
Supplements Information for 4th – 5th April 2020
>>The following supplements will be published this weekend and will require trade insertion:
Express information is contained on the attached file. The Saturday Express supplements will require trade insertion for all branches, the Sunday Express supplements will be preinserted for all branches in Eng & Wales. NB All Scottish branches will receive the Express supplements for trade insertion on both days.
Financial Times 4th April – How To Spend It supplement
Ashford, Bow, Chelmsford, Eastbourne, Grays, Ipswich, Maidstone, Norwich, Portsmouth, Ryde, SEL, Swansea & Weybridge will receive the above FT supplement for trade insertion.
>>The following supplements will not be published / will not require trade insertion, therefore these should not be extracted to the pack:
Express information is contained on the attached file. Click Here
NB. All Irish branches (Belfast, Londonderry & Dublin) will receive the Express supplements pre-inserted on both days ufn
Saturday Telegraph 4th April – there will only be 2 supplements this weekend and until further notice, the colour mag and the ‘Saturday’ section (the Travel supp will not be published)
Sunday Telegraph 5th April IRELAND – there will only be the Stella magazine supplement this weekend and until further notice, the ‘Sunday’ section will be incorporated into the main paper.
Observer supplement 5th April – will be preinserted for all branches.
Each week the NFRN compiles data on publisher in-bound performance at each of the wholesale depots across the country.
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Magazine Ranking Information
The file below details each of the magazine titles available ranked in revenue order, both nationally and by wholesale house. Check out the Newspro Toolkit for why stocking the best selling titles is so important.
Important Menzies Distribution Documents
Third party advertising inserts (TPI)
HND retailers are entitled to extra payments to cover the cost of any additional inserts in any of the newspapers listed below, this is based on a weight based table (starting at 70g).
You must register for TPI payments through your local news wholesaler directly. Paid each quarter, payments are triggered automatically and are in addition to the current 2p manual insertion fees.
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Menzies opens 24-hour newstrade hub in Inverness
Menzies Distribution has opened a newstrade logistics hub in Inverness which will operate 24-hours a day and will be dedicated to managing newspaper and magazine deliveries and returns for retailers.
Newstrade retailers in the Inverness region were previously served from a Menzies Distribution facility that handled both newstrade and parcel deliveries, but the new site will provide dedicated support for newstrade operations, to meet the just-in-time delivery deadlines.
The investment is the latest development in Menzies Distribution’s ongoing programme to improve newstrade logistics capabilities following recent major contract wins.
The company currently distributes around 30 million newstrade products a week and makes more than 25,000 retail drops each day. The new Inverness facility will form part of Menzies Distribution’s network of 65 depots.
Mark Cassie, Operations Director, Menzies Distribution said, “We are delighted to announce the opening of our new newstrade logistics hub in Inverness which will provide around the clock, against the clock services to our newstrade customers. We are committed to supporting our publishers and retailers and remain committed to ensuring a sustainable route to market.”