Rise and shine! Your newspaper carrier may soon be delivering parcels with your paper.
The newspaper carrier that has been delivering the paper to your door for decades may soon be delivering a lot more than just news.
Postmedia Network Inc. announced on May 20th that it is building a national distribution network for small parcel delivery. Postmedia Parcel Services, a new division of Postmedia, will leverage its extensive distribution network to expand its offerings to include trucking, sorting and distribution of small parcels beginning with a strategic partnership with Brunswick News Inc. in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and certain regions of Ontario.
The new service offering is expected to launch in early summer and scale up over the summer and fall. Postmedia Parcel Services will include the opening of sortation centres, expansion of Postmedia’s existing distribution network and operate 364 days a year.
“At Postmedia we have a long, proud history of delivering to homes in communities across our country,” said Andrew MacLeod, Postmedia’s President & CEO. “Extending our offerings and trusted relationships in the communities we already serve, through this new partnership, aligns to our corporate strategy.”
“Postmedia’s tremendous reach in communities across Canada complements our delivery services offerings – a business we have been growing over the past four years,” said Jamie Irving, Vice President Brunswick News.
Postmedia Network Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Postmedia Network Canada Corp. is a Canadian newsmedia company representing more than 120 brands across multiple print, online, and mobile platforms.