Posts Categorized: Wholesale

Strong Fourth Quarter Lifts Magazines

After a year of steady decline in 2009, magazines have emerged in positive territory in 2010.  They improved with every quarter in the past year, with the fourth quarter marking the third consecutive quarterly gain.  Though full-year ad pages were down slightly according to the Publishers Information Bureau, they were only down 0.1%, compared with… Read more »

Changes at Source Interlink

Source Interlink Companies appointed David G. Algire president of Source Interlink Distribution. Most recently, Algire served as vice president of retail sales at Meredith’s National Media Group. Also at Source Interlink, Tyler Schulze was promoted to vice president and general manager of IntelliChoice, which is part of the Motor Trend Automotive Group. Previously, Schulze served… Read more »

Source Promotes Missy Root to Director, Publisher Services

Source Interlink Distribution has promoted Missy Root to director, publisher services.  Source’s vice president of publisher services, Stephanie Laco, notified business partners yesterday in an email, which is excerpted below: I am pleased to announce the promotion of Missy Root to Director, Publisher Services.  For 2 ½ years Missy has led the Borders Group Inc…. Read more »

Whither The News Group?

Now that the limited partners of The News Group, taken together, represent some 46% of U.S. single copy sales, Audience Development spoke to David Parry, president of The News Group U.S., to ask about the tumultuous recent past and their plans for the future.  Audience Development Jan. 4, 2010

Cowley Distributing in Negotiations with Union Workforce

Cowley Distributing is conducting negotiations with union representatives of its employees in the St Louis market, and a vote on a new contract is expected by tomorrow, October 9th.  The major sticking points concern health and welfare benefits, which Cowley is looking to reduce significantly as a cost-saving measure.

Flooding Affects Magazine Delivery in Atlanta

Following is the unedited text of Worldcolor Logistics News Flash Issue #257 Torrential downpours have flooded the Atlanta, GA area forcing many local highways, roads and bridges to close, slowing the delivery of mail, newsstand and newspapers to the effected areas.  Although the rain has diminished for the time being, there are additional storms heading… Read more »

Source Interlink to Seek Indemnification for Unusual Magazine Promotions

Source Interlink Distribution has informed its trading partners that it will begin requiring vendors to submit a U.S. Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSI) Supplier Agreement for any unusual premiums packed along with magazines — that is, for premiums other than CD’s, DVD’s or paper products.  (A template of the form is available here.)