The Smiths News round-up includes information about the latest newspaper promotions and supplements, plus details about upcoming magazine launches.
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 – 10 June 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.
Important Smiths News 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.
Latest Smiths News Updates
Possible cut off extension announced for Friday
If tonight’s Nations League semi-final between England and Netherlands goes to extra time, a delivery cut-off extension of 30 minutes will be enforced for newspapers issued tomorrow morning (7 June 2019).
Publishers have made this request as there is a higher than usual risk to printing being delayed whilst they wait for the editorial team to finalise the newspapers content, should the match go to extra time.
All publishers will do their utmost to produce and distribute supplies as early as possible, however, some delays may occur.
Smiths News Yeovil Distribution Update – 5 June 2019
Due to a serious road traffic accident involving a Smiths News driver this morning, some deliveries out of the Yeovil depot are currently running up to 4 hours late. Smiths News have recovered all supplies and a replacement vehicle left the depot at 07:20 this morning.
Smiths News reveal plans to establish new call centre in India
Smiths News has today (16 May 2019) announced that it plans to create a new Shared Service Centre in India as part of its commitment to improve their current customer service operation. Read more on this breaking story
Smiths News launch estimated time of arrival functionality on SNapp
Smiths News has today (15 April) launched a trial which will see customers served out of its Plymouth Depot receive an expected arrival time of their deliveries. If the trial proves successful, the news wholesaler will roll out the service nationally.
Download the trade letter for full details.
Smiths News agrees new long term contract with Marketforce (UK) Limited
Smiths News has agreed a new long term contract with the magazine distributor Marketforce. The agreement secures all Smiths News’ distribution territories with Marketforce from 2020 through to 2025, representing revenues of circa £130m.p.a. at current market values. Read more
Members quiz Smiths News over Hemel service failings
Following complaints of constant service failings from members served out of the Smiths News hub in Hemel Hempstead, a joint NFRN meeting was called between the Hertfordshire, Berks & Bucks and London North West branches on Wednesday 19 September 2018. Read more