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Rowan House

Cherry Orchard North

Kembrey Park

Swindon, SN2 8UH

United Kingdom

Phone: 44 84 5123 0000


Smiths News Plc is engaged in the distribution of newspapers, magazines, books, and consumable products. The company operates through four divisions: Smiths News, Bertrams, The Consortium, and Media. The Smiths News division is involved in the wholesale of newspapers and magazines to approximately 30,000 retailers and independent newsagents in England and Wales. The Bertrams division supplies books to a mix of independent booksellers, and online and multiple retailers, as well as public, academic, and professional libraries. The Consortium division is engaged in the distribution of 40,000 consumable products to the education and care markets in the United Kingdom. The Media division supplies newspapers, magazines, and digital and audio visual content to airlines and rail customers, as well as travel operators, publishers, and distributors. This division is also involved in the operation of digiredoo, a digital platform that provides a gateway allowing passengers to access digital newspapers and magazines on devices within a multi-language and airline-tailored user interface. The company also offers Instore, a field-based supply chain solution for retailers, suppliers, and publishers; and Rascal Solutions, an in-store newspaper and magazine system that provides an approach for retailers to manage their news category. In addition, it offers NewsWorks logistics systems technology to other wholesalers; and distributes published magazines and periodicals to approximately 5,000 niche and specialist retailers. The company was founded in 1792 and is headquartered in Swindon, the United Kingdom.


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