Benjamin News to discontinue operations

BOIS DES FILION, QC, Jan. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - 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 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.

SOURCE Benjamin News Inc.

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