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    The Gourmet Retailer, Progressive Grocer Join Forces

    Alliance will significantly increase TGR’s reach with independent and chain retailers

    Progressive Grocer’s sister Stagnito Media brand, The Gourmet Retailer, will be joining forces with PG. Effective September 2011, The Gourmet Retailer will modify its format and become a vertical brand extension of Progressive Grocer to include quarterly supplements to Progressive Grocer, as well as daily news posted on its website and its weekly e-newsletter, The Gourmet Retailer Dispatch. The Gourmet Retailer supplements will also be produced in digital magazine format and delivered electronically to its audience. The next Gourmet Retailer supplement will be December 2011 (The 2012 Grocery, Specialty Gourmet and Kitchenware Supplier Directory).

    "The exciting element of The Gourmet Retailer's partnership with Progressive Grocer is the significant increase in reach to specialty gourmet and kitchenware buyers at independent and chain grocery retailers this move will allow," said Harry Stagnito, President/CEO of  Deerfield, Ill.-based Stagnito Media. "The Gourmet Retailer's previous reach to 20,000 gourmet retailers will now increase to 32,000. This will expand the readership base of The Gourmet Retailer, and enhance the sales opportunities for its advertisers."

    The Gourmet Retailer is a longtime leader serving specialty foods and kitchenware retailers.

    Progressive Grocer is the third fastest-growing business to business magazine in America
    (Source: IMS/The Auditor, Toronto, Canada. Period: January – December 2010/2009).

    For more information, contact Jeff Cummings, senior marketing manager, 815-997-6738, [email protected], or Anna Wolfe, senior editor, 207-773-1154, [email protected].

    Stagnito Media comprises seven leading brands; Convenience Store News, Convenience Store News For The Single Store Owner, Progressive Grocer, Progressive Grocer's Store Brands, The Gourmet Retailer, Hispanic Retail 360 and Retail Leader that serve the B-to-B information needs of convenience, grocery, and specialty food/kitchenware retailers through an integrated portfolio of magazines, websites, digital newsletters, web seminars and educational conferences.

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