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Menzies Updates, Documents & Depot Reports

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Menzies Launch Improved I-Menzies User Guide

Menzies has launched an updated version of their I-Menzies User Guide.

The improved guide is now more user friendly by linking the listed contents directly to the sections within the guide. You can now simply click on the section required and it will take you directly to that section. Once complete you can click the ‘Back to Contents’ button to return to the contents page which saves time scrolling through the full guide.

Daily Information


Daily Update – 12 March 2021

Download Menzies Daily Update – 12 March 2021  


Headlines for w/e 8 March 2020

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Scotland here – TBC Download the latest Menzies headlines for

England here – TBC Download the latest Menzies headlines for

Wales here – TBC


Supplements Information for 13th & 14th March

>The following supplements will be published this weekend and will require trade insertion:

Express information is contained on the attached file. The Saturday Express will require trade insertion for all branches, the Sunday Express supplements will be preinserted for all branches in Eng & Wales.

This weekend Scottish Saturday Express supplements will require trade insertion, the Sunday Express supplements will be preinserted for all Scottish branches

Financial Times 13th March – How to Spend it ‘Mens Fashion’ supplement

Ashford, Bow, Eastbourne, Grays, Ipswich, Maidstone, Norwich, Portsmouth, Ryde, SEL, Swansea & Weybridge will receive the above FT supplement for trade insertion

>The following supplements will not be published / will not require trade insertion, therefore these should not be extracted to the pack:

Express information is contained on the attached file. Click Here

All Irish branches (Belfast, Londonderry & Dublin) will receive the Express supplements preinserted on both days ufn

Saturday Telegraph 13th March – there will only be 2 supplements this weekend and until further notice, the colour mag and the ‘Saturday’ section (the Travel supp will not be published)

Mail on Sunday 14th March – the Event supplement will be part of the paper until further notice, the You mag will still be a separate supplement.

Observer supplement 14th March – will be preinserted for all branches.

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In-bound Performance Data

Wholesaler & Publisher In-bound Performance – 9 January 2021 (Menzies)

Each week the NFRN compiles data on publisher in-bound performance at each of the wholesale depots across the country.

It consists of a weekly overview across both Smiths and Menzies depots. It also shows the number of copies delivered late.

Weekly Summary Report (9 January 2020)

Weekly missed cut off for each week this year

These show a weekly publisher performance, retailer performance by day, and a summary of depot performance day-by-day. They also show publisher in-bound times by depot by day, reruns, and RDT performance by depot.

Menzies NDM

NDM spreadsheets now have new extra tab titles late titles. This details all titles that have arrived less than 15 minutes from cut off by day as per NMA criteria. Members can then use this tab to check whether NMA criteria has been met.

Menzies Report (9 January 2021)

Menzies Report (2 January 2021)

Menzies Late Titles

The spreadsheets below detail the titles that have been late 3 times in 3 weeks by depot:

Menzies Late Titles 20 December to 9 January 2021

Menzies Late Titles 13 December to 2 January 2021

Wholesaler & Publisher Performance

Detailing the depots with the lowest RDT percentage compliance and the publishers with the most number of cut offs missed.

Menzies Distribution – Poorest Depots (9 January 2020)

Publisher Performance (9 January 2020)

How to claim restitution when your papers are late

To find out about claiming restitution download our Restitution Quick Guide


Documents & Guides




Magazine Ranking Information

The file below details each of the magazine titles available ranked in revenue order, both nationally and by wholesale house. Check out the Newspro Toolkit for why stocking the best selling titles is so important.

Menzies Magazine Rankings (January 2020)


Important Menzies Distribution Documents

Menzies Customer Service Pledge 

iMenzies User Guide – Updated May 2019

How to amend your Standing Orders on iMenzies

Menzies Carriage Charge Template

Changes to the way Menzies inform you about voucher credits

Menzies Customer Welcome Pack

Menzies Terms and Conditions


Third party advertising inserts (TPI)

HND retailers are entitled to extra payments to cover the cost of any additional inserts in any of the newspapers listed below, this is based on a weight based table (starting at 70g).

You must register for TPI payments through your local news wholesaler directly. Paid each quarter, payments are triggered automatically and are in addition to the current 2p manual insertion fees.

Comparison of publisher schemes for Third Party Advertising Inserts


Important Title Updates and Cover Price & Barcode Changes