|That was totally unexpected.|
According to the post by Linda Ruth, in an unforeseen move North American periodicals distributor TNG bought Ingram Periodicals. Even before the acquisition, TNG was already the largest distributor of periodicals. Smaller publications believe they may become lost in TNG's large distribution organization. There are, however, some advantages for them in the acquisition. Ingram Periodicals delivers periodicals to retail outlets by UPS. TNG has there own delivery trucks and can deliver at specified times. It also appears TNG has a wider distribution system than Ingram Periodicals which will increase sales possibilities. Other details about the acquisition are included in the post.
Panzer says, "Hmm ... With more markets it might be good for the sales of magazines."
Note: This is a shortish-medium post. Bring a cup of tea and a muffin for today's reading selection.
To read the post, tootle over to Ingram Periodicals