Menzies Updates, Documents & Depot Reports

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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 – 13 November 2019

Download Menzies Daily Update – 13 November 2019

 

Headlines for w/e 17 November 2019

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 w/e 17 November 2019

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

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TBC

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The following supplements will not be published / will not require trade insertion, therefore these should not be extracted to the pack:

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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 – 12 November 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 (June 2019)

 

Important Menzies Distribution Documents

Menzies Customer Service Pledge 

iMenzies User Guide – Updated May 2019

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

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.

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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.”

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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.

Download the updated I-Menzies User Guide 

NFRN show Menzies that Enough’s Enough on carriage charges

NFRN National President Mike Mitchelson and Vice President Stuart Reddish showed senior Menzies Distribution management that independent news retailers have had enough of punishing carriage charges and poor service after delivering around 1,000 petition cards to the news wholesaler’s Edinburgh head office. 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.

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