Who Are We?


The Association of Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers (ANMW) is a trade association representing over 99% of wholesalers of newspapers and magazines in the United Kingdom.

The membership consists of the two multiple companies - Smiths News and Menzies Distribution, which between them account for 97% and 91% of the magazine & newspaper markets respectively and five Independent News Wholesalers.

Operating from 23 magazine and 79 newspaper distribution centre across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands, our members deliver to approximately 54,000 retailers ranging from the largest supermarkets and major high street stores to thousands of independent newsagents and convenience stores.

The newspaper or magazine publishers decide on each wholesaler distribution area and their contracts are awarded individually for each area.

General Policy


It is the general policy of the Association of Newspaper and Magazine Wholesalers to comply with all laws and regulations applicable to its activities. As such, this general policy includes strict compliance with UK and EU Competition Laws. Accordingly, as part of our compliance regime, we encourage and provide employees, representatives and agents of all our members who are involved in representing the ANMW with other industry bodies, participants or organisations to receive appropriate competition compliance training annually.