Mojo mag hit by Brexit delays

Jo Francis
Monday, January 18, 2021

Brexit-related shipping delays have hit Bauer Media’s Mojo magazine, with the new issue reaching newsstands this week without the expected cover CD.

March issue of music mag: CD-shaped gap
March issue of music mag: CD-shaped gap

The publisher is among many businesses to be affected by delays at ports caused by complex new customs procedures since the UK’s exit from the EU.

The March issue of Mojo should have featured a compilation CD of Cure cover versions. While the magazines are printed, the CDs were stranded on the continent and did not arrive in time for distribution.

The magazine’s editor John Mulvey tweeted about the new issue, and said: "We've had problems getting our monthly CDs delivered from Europe, so unfortunately this month's issue in UK shops – onsale Wednesday – won't come with the CD. We're hugely sorry about this...”

Subscriber issues will be delayed so the CD can be included.

According to its latest ABC certificate for 2019, Mojo has a monthly circulation of 55,913 copies, of which just under 34,000 are newsstand sales, and 21,089 subs copies – although these figures may have changed during 2020.

Other industry firms are also being affected by post-Brexit logistical issues.

Cimpress-owned Vistaprint has suspended its ‘rush’ two-day delivery option due to the issues, while FlyerAlarm said that it was “unable to provide Express or Overnight delivery services” to UK customers “until further notice”.

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