THINNING THE RANKS

Consolidation among magazine wholesalers, for better or worse, continues to affect all distribution sectors of the publishing industry.While the new environment has been painful for wholesalers, it's been positive for retailers and publishers. Retailers are enjoying higher profits and improved category efficiencies.Before the consolidation, some of the larger retailers had up to 100 wholesalers --

Consolidation among magazine wholesalers, for better or worse, continues to affect all distribution sectors of the publishing industry.

While the new environment has been painful for wholesalers, it's been positive for retailers and publishers. Retailers are enjoying higher profits and improved category efficiencies.

Before the consolidation, some of the larger retailers had up to 100 wholesalers -- all with different operations, billing systems and programs. If a publisher wa

Register to view the full article

Already a member? .