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:

Albertsons Companies, Boise, ID; Whole Foods, Austin TX; Trader Joe’s, Monrovia, CA; Supervalu, Eden Prairie, MN; Kroger, Cincinnati, OH; Wal-Mart, Bentonville, AR; Target, Minneapolis, MN; 7-Eleven, Dallas, TX; Delhaize, Brussels, Belgium; Costco, Issaquah, WA; Sam’s Club, Bentonville, AR; Walgreens, Deerfield, IL; Save-A-Lot, Earth City, MO; Aldi, Batavia, IL; Ahold, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 


Circulation

Food World – Total circulation 22,428
Category of Trade Percentage of Circulation
Corporate Chains: executives/buyers/store managers 33
Small chains/Independent Operators 12
Convenience stores/Mass retailers 9
Wholesalers/Distributors 10
Manufacturers/Brokers 31
All Others 5

 

Food Trade News – Total circulation 27,555
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 9, 2017
Materials due: December 30
Futurecast 2017
Food World takes a look ahead at the year 2017.
February 6, 2017
Materials due: January 27
Frozen Foods
Symphony IRI listings of the fastest moving frozen food items in the Baltimore- Washington and Richmond-Norfolk markets. Plus, bonus circulation at the 2017 NGA Show in Las Vegas, NV.
March 13, 2017
Materials due: March 3
Seafood
Spotlight interviews with seafood companies in the market. Plus, bonus circulation at the Boston International Seafood Show in Boston, MA.
April 10, 2017
Materials due: March 31
Specialty Foods
Food World will take a look at the specialty food industry highlighting interviews with area retailers, distributors and wholesalers handling specialty categories.
May 15, 2017
Materials due: May 5
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 Anaheim, CA and at the FMI Future-Connect in Chicago, IL.
June 12, 2017

Materials due: June 2
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 10, 2017
Materials due: June 30
International Foods
In this edition, Food World will take a look at the international food industry, including the ethnic and kosher segments, highlighting interviews with area retailers, distributors and wholesalers handling specialty categories.
August 7, 2017
Materials due: July 28
Direct Store Delivery/Manufacturers
Food World puts the focus on suppliers in the arena. Also includes company listings of the area DSD/Manufacturers.
September 5, 2017
Materials due: August 25
Naturals and Organics/Hispanic Heritage Month
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 Products Expo East in Baltimore. Focus on Hispanic Heritage Month will also be featured.
October 2, 2017
Materials due: September 22
Produce
Food World explores the produce business and highlights future trends. Plus, bonus circulation at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, FL.
November 6, 2017
Materials due: October 27
Grocery/Brokers
IRI listings of the fastest moving edible and non-edible grocery items in the Baltimore-Washington and Richmond-Norfolk markets. Plus, broker listings.
December 4, 2017
Materials due: November 22
Wholesalers
A study of the wholesalers in the Food World market along with company listings.

 

Editorial calendar: Food Trade News

Publication Date Special Issues & Features
January 23, 2017
Materials due: January 13
Futurecast 2017
Food Trade News takes a look ahead at the year 2017.
February 27, 2017
Materials due: February 17
Seafood
Spotlight interviews with seafood companies in the market. Plus, bonus circulation at the Boston International Seafood Show in Boston, MA and at the 2017 NGA Show in Las Vegas, NV.
March 27, 2017
Materials due: March 17
Frozen Foods
Symphony IRI listings of the fastest moving frozen food items in the Delaware Valley, Central Pennsylvania and Metro New York markets.
April 17, 2017
Materials due: April 7
Specialty Foods
Food Trade News will take a look at the specialty food industry highlighting interviews with area retailers, distributors and wholesalers handling specialty categories.
May 22, 2017
Materials due: May 12
Dairy-Deli-Bakery
Symphony IRI listings of fastest moving dairy-deli-bakery items in the Delaware Valley, Central Pennsylvania and Metro New York markets. Plus, bonus circulation at the IDDBA Show in Anaheim, CA and at the FMI Future-Connect in Chicago, IL.
June 26, 2017
Materials due: June 16
Retail Market Study
Food Trade News’ biggest and most important 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 24, 2017
Materials due: July 14
International Foods
In this edition, Food Trade News will take a look at the international food industry including the ethnic and kosher segments, highlighting interviews with area retailers, distributors and wholesalers handling specialty
categories.
August 21, 2017
Materials due: August 11
Direct Store Delivery/Manufacturers
Food Trade News puts the focus on suppliers in the arena. Also includes company listings of the area DSD/Manufacturers.
September 11, 2017
Materials due: September 1
Natural and Organics/Hispanic Heritage Month
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. Focus on Hispanic Heritage Month will also be featured.
October 16, 2017
Materials due: October 6
Produce
Food Trade News explores the produce business and highlights future trends. Plus, bonus circulation at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, FL.
November 20, 2017
Materials due: November 10
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 18, 2017
Materials due: December 8
Wholesalers
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 $3,665.97 $3,550.91 $3,320.91 $2,975.91 $2,960.22
Three column strip $2,199.58 $2,167.70 $2,115.06 $2,067.24 $2,010.73
Horizontal half-page $1,832.99 $1,806.42 $1,762.55 $1,722.70 $1,675.61

 

 

Insert Costs Single leaf: $3,415.50
Double leaf:
$4,680.50 (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.
Display Sizes ad-sizes