Menzies Updates, Documents & Depot Reports

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Headlines for w/e 14 April 2019

Download the latest Menzies headlines for England here
Download the Easter pro forma file for England here

Download the latest Menzies headlines for Wales here
Download the Easter pro forma file for Wales here

Download the latest Menzies headlines for Scotland here
Download the Easter pro forma file for Scotland here

Download the latest Menzies headlines for N. Ireland here
Download the Easter pro forma file for N.Ireland here


Supplements Information for w/e 14 April 2019

>>The following supplements will be published this weekend and will require trade insertion:

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All branches will receive the Express supplements for trade insertion on both days with the exception of ROI / NI.

Observer ‘OFM’ magazine 14 April – will be a separate supplement and require trade insertion for all branches.

>>The following supplements will not be published / will not require trade insertion, therefore these should not be extracted to the pack:

All Irish branches (Belfast, Londonderry & Dublin) will receive the Express supplements pre-inserted on both days.

The Saturday & Sunday Star supplements will be part of the paper nationally.

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Each week the NFRN compiles data on publisher in-bound performance at each of the wholesale depots across the country.

Download the latest reports here – 8 April 2019

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.

Menzies Magazine Rankings (March 2019)


Important Menzies Distribution Documents

Menzies Customer Service Pledge 

iMenzies User Guide

How to amend your Standing Orders on iMenzies

Menzies Carriage Charge Template

Changes to the way Menzies inform you about voucher credits

Menzies Customer Welcome Pack

Menzies Terms and Conditions


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.

Comparison of publisher schemes for Third Party Advertising Inserts

Latest Menzies Updates

Easter Bank Holiday 2019 Alterations

Please advise Menzies Distribution of any days that your account will be closed over the Easter and May Bank Holiday period as soon as possible to ensure accurate supply allocations of newspapers during these periods.

Download the appropriate pro forma form below:

Download the Easter pro forma file for England & Wales here
Download the Easter pro forma file for Scotland here
Download the Easter pro forma file for N.Ireland here

Menzies blasted as carriage charge increase coincides with wage rises

News retailers served by Menzies are to see their carriage charges rise by an average of 3.97 per cent on the same day as new minimum wage rates take effect. Read more

Change of company name / change of banks

Menzies has announced they are changing how their name appears on customer bank statements. From 20 February 2019, you will see the name “Menzies Distribution Ltd” appear on your statement instead of “John Menzies Distribution Ltd”. You do not need to take any action as a result of this change.

Along with the name change, the news wholesaler has also confirmed that from 21 February 2019 it is changing its sponsoring bank from Lloyds Bank plc to Royal Bank of Scotland. Again, this change does not affect you as a customer and your arrangements with Menzies Distribution Ltd remain the same.

If you have any questions about these changes please call the Menzies Credit Control Team on 0131 469 4801.

EM News to relocate its Dublin depot

EM News has announced they are to relocate to one purpose built warehouse which is 3km away from current site from the 12 November.

Key Stages

  • CRU ( Returns) will move into the new site from Monday 5th November.
  • Last day of packing live news in old site will be Sunday 11th November
  • New site fully operational Monday 12th November.

What will remain unchanged?

  • Customer Reference Number
  • Phone number remains the same
  • Delivery Time & returns collection


The new address is: Unit A, Furry Park Industrial Estate, Swords Rd, Santry, Dublin 9

The company say they have made detailed plans to minimize any disruption to your business

Menzies to close its Dalgety Bay branch

Menzies Distribution has announced they are to close its Dalgety Bay branch and move the operation to Newbridge on 12 November 2018.

Customers currently served out of Dalgety Bay will now have newspaper supplies packed and distributed from the Newbridge branch. As a result, your Customer Service Centre contact number will change to 03300248914.

For more information download the trade letter

New Menzies distribution deal good news for retailers

Menzies Distribution has secured a major primary distribution deal to collect all daily and regional weekly newspapers printed by the UK’s largest news publisher, Reach plc,and deliver them to all wholesale distribution locations across the whole of the UK. Read more

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