Canadian Publishing Industry News
10 May 2018,     TORONTO
Coast to Coast Sold to Comag
 

Coast to Coast is being sold to Comag, a U.S.-based national distributor, formally owned by Conde Naste & Hearst.  CoversSell.com has been advised that a Canadian office will be maintained, and some key account services professionals will be kept on board the new merged entity. Comag would purchase the assets of Cost to Coast effective January 1, 2019.

The consolidation of these two companies will help offset the effect of declining sales and will ensure that Canadian publishers continue to be well represented on the newsstands”.Coast to Coast is a partnership owned by Rogers Communications and the major Canadian Magazine wholesalers.Comag Marketing Group Canada Inc. is a major National Distributor representing approximately 50% of US publishing volume in Canada. Comag  is owned by The Jim Pattison Group.

 

— Scott Bullock
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