Media Kit

Best-Met Publishing Co., Inc. publishes Food World and Food Trade News 12 times per year. This online media kit provides an overview of our circulation, editorial calendars, and ad rates.

Please download a PDF of our official media kit for the most complete information about our editorial and advertising policies.

To speak to an ad representative, please call (410) 730-5013 or contact us via e-mail.

 


Coverage area, key retailers and distributors

Out-of-region companies receiving Food World and Food Trade News:

Safeway, Pleasanton, CA; Wegmans, Rochester, NY; Stop & Shop, Quincy, MA; Bozzuto’s, Cheshire, CT; C&S Wholesale, Keene, NH; Supervalu, Eden Prairie, MN; Kroger, Cincinnati, OH; Wal-Mart, Bentonville, AR; Target, Minneapolis, MN; 7-Eleven, Dallas, TX; Delhaize, Brussels, Belgium; CVS, Woonsocket, RI; Costco, Issaquah, WA; Sam’s Club, Bentonville, AR; Walgreens, Deerfield, IL; Save-A-Lot, Earth City, MO; Price Chopper, Schenectady, NY; Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh, PA; Aldi, Batavia, IL; BJ’s Wholesale Club, Natick, MA; Ahold, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 


Circulation

Food World – Total circulation 21,572
Category of Trade Percentage of Circulation
Corporate Chains: executives/buyers/store managers 33
Small chains/Independent Operators 12
Convenience stores/Mass retailers 10
Wholesalers/Distributors 10
Manufacturers/Brokers 31
All Others 5

 

Food Trade News – Total circulation 26,109
Category of Trade Percentage of Circulation
Corporate Chains: executives/buyers/store managers 35
Small chains/Independent Operators 15
Convenience stores/Mass retailers 8
Wholesalers/Distributors 9
Manufacturers/Brokers 31
All Others 2

 


 

Editorial calendar: Food World

Publication Date Special Issues & Features
January 6, 2014
Materials due: December 27
Futurecast 2014
Food World takes a look ahead at the year 2014.
February 3, 2014
Materials: January 24
Frozen
Symphony IRI listings of the fastest moving frozen food items in the Baltimore-Washington and Richmond-Norfolk markets.
March 3, 2014
Materials due: February 21
Seafood
Spotlight interviews with seafood companies in the market. Plus, bonus circulation at the Boston International Seafood Show in Boston, MA.
April 7, 2014
Materials due: March 28
Specialty Food/Ethnic/Kosher
Food World will take a look at the specialty food industry, including the ethnic and kosher segments, highlighting interviews with area retailers, distributors and wholesalers handling specialty categories.
May 5, 2014
Materials due: April 25
Dairy-Deli-Bakery
Symphony IRI listings of fastest moving dairy-deli bakery items in the Baltimore-Washington and Richmond-Norfolk markets. Plus, bonus circulation at the IDDBA Show in Denver, CO and at the FMI Future-Connect in Chicago, IL.
June 9, 2014
Materials due: May 30
Retail Market Study
Food World’s biggest and most important issue of the year! The annual market study breaks down sales and share for retailers from all segments doing business in the Baltimore-Washington, Richmond-Norfolk and Central Pennsylvania markets.
July 7, 2014
Materials due: June 27
Holiday Merchandising
In this edition, Food World covers holiday merchandising.
August 4, 2014
Materials due: July 25
Direct Store Delivery/Manufacturers
Food World puts the focus on suppliers and wholesalers in the arena. Also includes company listings of the area DSD/Manufacturers.
September 2, 2014
Materials due: August 22
Naturals and Organics
Food World explores the natural/organics business in the retail sector, highlighting future trends and showing you who’s on the cutting edge. Plus, bonus circulation at the Natural Expo East in Baltimore.
October 6, 2014
Materials due: September 26
Produce
Food World explores the produce business and highlights future trends. Plus, bonus circulation at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA.
November 3, 2014
Materials due: October 24
Grocery/Brokers
Symphony IRI listings of the fastest moving edible and non-edible grocery items in the Baltimore-Washington and Richmond-Norfolk markets. Plus, broker listings.
December 1, 2014
Materials due: November 21
Year in Review/Wholesalers
A review of the year 2014. Also, a study of the wholesalers in the Food World market along withcompany listings.

Editorial calendar: Food Trade News

Publication Date Special Issues & Features
January 20, 2014
Materials due: January 10
Futurecast 2014
Food Trade News takes a look ahead at the year 2014.
February 17, 2014
Materials due: February 7
Seafood
Spotlight interviews with seafood companies in the market. Plus, bonus circulation at the Boston International Seafood Show in Boston, MA.
March 17, 2014
Materials due: March 7
Frozen
Symphony IRI listings of the fastest moving frozen food items in the Delaware Valley, Central Pennsylvania, and Metro New York markets.
April 21, 2014
Materials due: April 11
Specialty Food/Ethnic/Kosher
Food Trade News will take a look at the specialty food industry, including the ethnic and kosher segments, highlighting interviews with area retailers, distributors and wholesalers handling specialty categories.
May 19, 2014
Materials due: May 10
Dairy-Deli-Bakery
Symphony IRI listings of fastest moving dairy-deli-bakery items in the Delaware Valley, Central Pennsylvania and Metro New York markets. Also, broker listings. Plus, bonus circulation at the IDDBA Show in Denver, CO and at the FMI Future-Connect in Chicago, IL.
June 23, 2014
Materials due: June 13
Retail Market Study
Food Trade News’ biggest and most important issue of the year! The annual market study breaks down sales and share for retailers from all segments doing business in the Metro New York, Northern New Jersey,Delaware Valley, Central Pennsylvania, ABE and Northeast PA markets.
July 21, 2014
Materials due: July 11
Holiday Merchandising
In this edition, Food Trade News covers holiday merchandising.
August 18, 2014
Materials due: August 8
Direct Store Delivery/Manufacturers
Food Trade News puts the focus on suppliers and wholesalers in the arena. Also includes company listings of the area DSD/Manufacturers.
September 15, 2014
Materials due: September 5
Natural and Organics
Food Trade News explores the natural/organics business in the retail sector, highlighting future trends and showing you who’s on the cutting edge. Plus, bonus circulation at the Natural Products Expo East in Baltimore.
October 13, 2014
Materials due: October 3
Produce
Food Trade News explores the produce business and highlights future trends. Plus, bonus circulation at PMA Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA.
November 17, 2014
Materials due: November 7
Grocery IRI/Brokers Issue
Symphony IRI listings of the fastest moving edible and non-edible grocery items in the Delaware Valley, Central Pennsylvania and Metro New York markets. Plus, broker listings.
December 15, 2014
Materials due: December 5
Year in Review/Wholesalers
A review of the year 2014. Also, a study of the wholesalers in the Food Trade News market along with company listings.

Ad rates

Food World is published on the first Monday of the month

Food Trade News is published on the third Monday of the month

Food World/Food Trade News Typical Space Costs
Size of ad 1 time 3 times 6 times 9 times 12 times
Full-page $3,187.80 $3,087.75 $2,887.75 $2,587.75 $2,574.10
Three column strip $1,912.68 $1,884.96 $1,839.18 $1,797.60 $1,784.46
Horizontal half-page $1,593.90 $1,570.80 $1,532.65 $1,498.00 $1,457.05

 

Food World/Food Trade News Typical Space Costsper paper when bought in combination
Size of ad 1 time 3 times 6 times 9 times 12 times
Full-page $2,656.50 $2,556.45 $2,356.50 $2,056.50 $1,656.50
Three column strip $1,593.50 $1,566.60 $1,520.82 $1,475.04 $1,429.68
Horizontal half-page $1,328.25 $1,305.50 $1,267.35 $1,229.20 $1,191.40

 

 

Insert Costs Single leaf: $2,970.00Double leaf: $4,070.00 (commissionable)Must have a minimum of 20,000 inserts per paper. Inserts must be pre-printed and sent directly to our printer. The cost of having the insert inserted into the paper depends on size, single means no larger than one page of the paper, (10×11.5) double leaf is two pages (both sides).
Agency Discounts Agencies receive a 15% discount on gross cost
Color $350 extra per page (net)
Closing Dates Materials must be received at least 10 days prior to publication date
Advertising Representatives

 

 

Ad Material Information

Page Size 52.5 column inches per page (5 columns x 10.5”)
Column Space 1 column inch=2″x1″
Specs Digital submissions should be high-resolution PDF files with all fonts and graphics collected/embedded. No bleeds. Color is process (CMYK). Ad sizes are described above.
Submissions Submissions can be sent via email to Karen Fernandez at kfernandez@best-met.com
FTP FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is available. For further information, contact Karen Fernandez at 410-730-5013.
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