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About Us

History

Gateway Newstands are specialists; their only business is to serve the daily merchandise needs of premier commercial retail and transit developments.  Gateway Newstands has established itself as the leading national tobacco / news store specialist.  The principals of the company have an aggregate sum of 43 years of experience in the industry. Established in 1983, Gateway Newstands has over 500 stores throughout North America.  Our stores are found in 8 Canadian provinces with dominance in Ontario, and Gateway Newstands is the exclusive newsstand retailer in North America’s third largest transit system – the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).  Gateway Newstands also has over 100 US locations with concentration in New York and Chicago. Gateway Newstands is a 100% owner/franchise operation with strong head office support.  We have professional head office personnel in all areas of category, distict management, merchandising and operations.  Gateway has mandated merchandising programs for all categories, and is consistently rated among North America’s top 100 franchises by Entrepreneur magazine.

Concept

The Service Store Concept developed as a direct result of the company’s analysis of traffic count studies and its identification and emphasis on the daily needs of a diverse variety of shoppers. The merchandise mix is formulated specifically to cater to the everyday needs and impulse sales of today’s busy consumers. The ongoing refinement of the company’s merchandise mix is an important part of the company’s business service ethic. Gateway Newsstand have created an important retail marketing niche. The simultaneous presentation of snacks, beverages, candy, cards, tobacco, reading material and lottery tickets capitalizes on the customer traffic generated by each entity, creating impulse sales in areas other than represented by the customers original shopping purpose. Gateway Newstands is an integral part of any prime commercial retail project. No other retail service tenant satisfies as a wide a spectrum of consumers’ service and convenience requirements.

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