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

Download the Food World editorial calendar in PDF format.

Publication Date Special Issues & Features
January 15, 2018
Materials due: January 5
Futurecast 2018
Food World takes a look ahead at the year 2018.
February 5, 2018
Materials due: January 26
Frozen Foods
Symphony IRI listings of the fastest moving frozen food items in the Baltimore- Washington and Richmond-Norfolk markets and at the 2018 NGA Show in Las Vegas, NV.
March 5, 2018
Materials due: February 23
Seafood
Spotlight interviews with seafood companies in the market. Plus, bonus circulation at the Boston International Seafood Show in Boston, MA.
April 9, 2018
Materials due: March 30
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 7, 2018
Materials due: April 27
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 New Orleans, LA.
June 18, 2018
Materials due: June 8
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 16, 2018
Materials due: July 6
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 6, 2018
Materials due: July 27
Direct Store Delivery/Manufacturers
Food World puts the focus on suppliers in the arena. Also includes company listings of the area DSD/Manufacturers.
September 4, 2018
Materials due: August 31
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 7, 2018
Materials due: September 28
Produce

Food World
explores the produce business and highlights future trends. Plus, bonus circulation at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, FL.
November 5, 2018
Materials due: October 26
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 3, 2018
Materials due: November 23
Wholesalers
A study of the wholesalers in the Food World market along with company listings.

 

Editorial calendar: Food Trade News

Download the Food Trade News editorial calendar in PDF format.

Publication Date Special Issues & Features
January 22, 2018
Materials due: January 12
Futurecast 2018

Food Trade News takes a look ahead at the year 2018. Plus, bonus circulation at the 2018 NGA Show in Las Vegas, NV

February 26, 2018
Materials due: February 16
Seafood

Spotlight interviews with seafood companies in the market. Plus, bonus circulation at the Boston International Seafood Show in Boston, MA.

March 19, 2018
Materials due: March 9
Frozen Foods
Symphony IRI listings of the fastest moving frozen food items in the Delaware Valley, Central Pennsylvania and Metro New York markets.
April 16, 2018
Materials due: April 6
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 21, 2018
Materials due: May 11
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 New Orleans, LA.
June 24, 2018
Materials due: June 15
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 23, 2018
Materials due: July 13
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 20, 2018
Materials due: August 10
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 10, 2018
Materials due: August 31
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 14, 2018
Materials due: October 5
Produce

Food Trade News
explores the produce business and highlights future trends. Plus, bonus circulation at PMA Fresh Summit in Orlando, FL.
November 19, 2018
Materials due: November 9
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 17, 2018
Materials due: December 7
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