Saturday, April 17, 2010

Reed will no longer publish Restaurants & Institutions,
Foodservice Equipment & Supplies or Chain Leader

Reed Elsevier announced yesterday that Restaurants & Institutions, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies and Chain Leader have been put to bed for the last time.

This is an excerpt from a Folio news alert:

"About nine months after putting the brands published under the U.S. arm of Reed Business Information on the block again, Reed Elsevier announced today that it is closing down the magazines it has not been able to sell or does not intend to keep. In total, the number of magazines to be closed down is 23.

"The affected titles include: Building Design+Construction, Chain Leader, Construction Bulletin, Construction Equipment, Consulting-Specifying Engineer, Control Engineering, Converting, Foodservice Equipment & Supplies, Graphic Arts Blue Book, Graphic Arts Monthly, HOTELS, Logistics Management, Material Handling Product News, Modern Materials Handling, Plant Engineering, Professional Builder, Professional Remodeler, Purchasing, Restaurant & Institutions, Semiconductor International, Spec Check, Supply Chain Management Review and Tradeshow Week.

UPDATE: "When contacted by FOLIO:, a Reed Elsevier spokesperson declined to say how many positions will be eliminated as a result of the closings, which should take effect by the end of the month. He says Reed would be open to discussions with potential purchasers of the intellectual property associated with any of the closed down brands."

The news brings sadness at seeing these titles our restaurant industry trade publications leave the industry. R&I has chronicled foodservice since 1937; FES since 1948, and Chain Leader since 1997. They will be missed.

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