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Benjamin News Closing

Posted by admin On January - 10 - 2014

This press release just in from the esteemed Ray Argyle, Executive Director, Periodical Marketers of Canada:

Benjamin News to discontinue operations

Bois des Filion, Quebec – Benjamin News Inc., distributor of magazines and books to 7,500 retailers in Quebec, New Brunswick and Ontario, announced it will cease operations as of April 4, 2014.

Paul Benjamin, president, made the announcement in a statement to the company’s 225 employees.

Mr. Benjamin said arrangements have been made for publishers and retailers previously served by Benjamin News to be served by Metro News, Toronto, and TNG (The News Group), Burlington, Ontario, Socadis, Montreal, Metropolitan Distribution Services, Montreal as well as LMPI ( Les Messageries de Presse Internationale).

Mr. Benjamin will continue as president of Canadian Mass Media Inc., a distribution cooperative.

Benjamin News was founded in 1917 by Charles Benjamin, a blind newsie who sold papers on the streets of Montreal.

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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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