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Disticor acquires LMPI

Posted by Scott On April - 14 - 2016

news_green-125x125Disticor has just announced that they have recently signed an agreement with LMPI, a division of LS Distribution North America, to purchase its North American distribution operations.

Since it was established more than fifty years ago, LMPI has maintained solid relations with many international publishers, which has contributed to their success distributing some 3,000 imported titles through 3,000 specialized retailers, many of which are in Quebec.

Disticor is a good fit for LMPI`s business because Disticor already operates Disticor Direct, which also specializes in international titles, seeking both Canadian and USA specialty distribution.

Mark Lafranier, President, Dsiticor, estimates that 60% of the acquired titles are English language and 40% are French language specialty publications.  The Disticor team is busy working on ramping up their tie-line operation, and expect to begin distribution of the new line of titles to the newly acquired accounts effective June 1st, 2016.

This is good news for the Canadian newsstand business.

 

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Scott Bullock is a veteran circulation expert with over 38 years experience in both Canada and the United States. He has worked on trade titles such as Publisher’s Weekly, Library Journal, School Library Journal and Small Press in the USA. In consumer magazines, Scott was the Circulation Director for D Magazine (the city magazine of Dallas, Texas), and in Canada he was the Circulation Director for Toronto Life, Fashion, and Canadian Art. From 2000 to 2004, Scott was a partner at Coast to Coast Newsstand Services. Scott has also held the post of VP Sales & Marketing, for CDS Global, Canada. Currently, CoversSell.Com is Scott’s circulation consultancy. Active clients include: Fly Fusion, Canadian Geographic, Canadian House & Home, Canada’s History, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Canadian Woodworking, Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running, Canadian Scrapbooker, Legion, Harrowsmith, SkyNews, and SuperTrax.

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