The members of PMC play a unique role in the Canadian media landscape. We put media in the marketplace, giving Canadians access to the latest magazines, books and other media products.
Our members serve 40,000 retailers across Canada – supermarkets, drug stores, mass merchandisers, book stores, travel terminals, newsstands, convenience stores. We’re also a vital media link for libraries and schools.
We provide retailers with entertainment and information products that comprise one of the most profitable categories in the retail industry. As wholesalers, we deliver strategic market placement for publishers of every type, presenting their titles to Canadian readers in a timely and cost-effective manner.
Our members’ inventory of more than 4,000 magazine and newspaper titles and 10,000 books generates $750 million a year in retail sales.
Our members are committed to the unrestricted access by Canadians to reading of their choice – magazines serving every reader interest, books of every genre fiction and non-fiction, augmented by special print and video products.
We support Canadian books and magazines with programs that enhance newsstand sales, build profile for Canadian publishers and writers, and contribute to the vitality of Canadian culture.
With more than 70 years of service to publishers, retailers and readers, PMC’s members are dedicated to the enrichment of the reading environment in Canada, the greatest possible dissemination of reading materials, and the strengthening of the open and competitive marketplace for information, ideas, and opinions.