As of March 27, 2020, Magazines Canada newsstand distribution is on hiatus, and we are unsure how long this will last. Most stores, including Chapters/Indigo locations, are closed, with a few still running with skeleton staff or with delivery/pick-up only.
Tilwood (for Magazines Canada direct distribution to independent retailers) and Disticor (for Chapters/Indigo stores) remain open for deliveries and will accept copies shipped to them for newsstand distribution. However, all magazines will be held at these warehouses and we will not be shipping to stores until further notice.
Magazines are timely, dated materials, and it is our sincere hope that this unprecedented hiatus from shipping will be brief. At this point we are also hopeful that current draws for all distribution titles will remain the same once stores reopen and shipping resumes.
We will inform you when we resume shipping. The timing on this is unknown at this point, but as soon as we hear about stores reopening we plan to ship.
Questions? Please contact Retail Accounts Manager Chris Chambers, currently working from home, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.