Early Distribution

At the heart of our early distribution network is Smiths News. With a 200-year heritage in the newspaper and magazine industry, it is recognised as a leader and innovator in ultra-time sensitive distribution. We’re proud of this legacy, but we’re also working to expand our reach, using our skills and competencies to serve new customer and market segments.

The UK’s leading newspaper and magazine distributor

Smiths News currently has a 55 per cent share of the UK market, distributing 35 million newspapers and 11 million magazines each week. We make deliveries on every day of the year apart from Christmas Day, and work around the clock in the fastest moving supply chain in the world.

A growing Click & Collect Offer

Pass My Parcel provides overnight Click & Collect solutions for internet and high street retailers. Using our integrated networks we have the technology and know-how to reach retailers and consumers in the shortest possible time windows. Our network of parcel shops offers UK wide collection and returns for consumers, while bespoke distribution for larger clients provides a high quality dedicated distribution in time windows that our competitors struggle to match

Supply Media to airlines and travel points

Serving airlines and travel points in the UK and worldwide, we are experts in delivering consolidated supplies in strict time windows, encompassing the added complexity of security accreditation and international operations.

With a fast changing retail landscape and ever rising consumer expectations we see a growing future for early morning distribution.  We are working to build our capability, leveraging the expertise from our well-established areas of leadership, to offer unique and value adding propositions that attract new customers and deliver strong returns.

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market share



30,000 retailers


newspapers delivered 364 days of the year

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