200 years ago we started delivering the nation’s newspapers.

Today, we’re proud to be the UK’s largest wholesaler of newspapers and magazines serving 24,000 retailers from superstores to corner shops.

Service and efficiency put us at the forefront of our industry and with 55% market share we are the leading player in one of the world’s fastest moving supply chains. Our teams go further, when others stop, striving to meet to the highest standards in all we do.

In our business, every day is different but the promise to our customers is constant: that we’ll be there with the news, earlier than others, every day of the year.


a retailer?

With over 200 years in the business we can provide helpful and friendly advice to improve your profitability.
We have a range of products and services designed to help you get going efficiently.

Our nightly miracle

We work around the clock to deliver 23m newspapers and 7m magazines each week, playing a critical role in one of the world’s fasted supply chains. 

Our distribution network

With 37 depots across England and Wales we are likely to be closer than you think.

Latest news Smiths News appoints new Operations Director


Smiths News is delighted to announce that Lucy Robertson has been appointed as the company's new Operations Director.

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