This list is neither all inclusive nor meant to be an endorsement.
Direct Marketing Magazine
Penton Media, Inc.
1166 Avenue of the Americas,10th Floor
New York, NY 10036
There are more than 800 mail order companies specializing in a wide range of food by mail, “each averaging about $1.5 million sales.” As you may imagine, fruit, steaks, dairy, and alcoholic beverages account for most of the sales. Examples of these include: Harry & David, Swiss Colony, Figi’s, Wisconsin Cheeseman, and 800 Spirits. The “gourmet” portion of mail order sales comes mostly from companies that have retail operations. Companies such as Zabar’s, Sutton Place Group’s Balducci’s, and Williams-Sonoma promote their products with seasonal catalogs.
The Entrepreneur Press
The Entrepreneur Press provides practical applications covering everything from startup basics to business planning, advertising and marketing advice, global marketplace expansion and more, always supporting entrepreneurs with clear-cut information and guidance they need.
Fancy Food & Culinary Products Magazine
704 North Wells Street, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL 60610
312-849-2220; Fax: 312-849-2174
Primary focus: Specialty food and gourmet food products.
Festivities Publications, Inc.
815 Haines Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
800-729-6338, 904-634-1902; Fax: 904-633-8764
email:email@example.com; Website: festivities-pub.com
Food Entrepreneur Magazine
Monthly online eZine by and for food entrepreneurs.
Timely topics of interest to anyone interested in specialty food marketing
– Specialty food Mini-case study
– Latest label requirements
– Mini-case studies
– Pricing review
– Strategic business and marketing planning
Sign up for free subscription at: www.specialtyfoodresource.com
Food Product Design
3400 Dundee Road, Suite #100
Northbrook, IL 60062
847-559-0385; Fax: 847-559-0389
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: foodproductdesign.com
Primary focus: Business-to-business magaÂzine edited for those individuals who design new and reformulated food products for the retail and foodservice markets.
Gift Basket Review Magazine
815 Haines Street
Jacksonville, FL 32206
904-634-1902; Fax: 904-633-8764
Primary focus: Gift basket marketing and promotion. Design features, tips, industry news, and new products.
Gift Biz Buzz
Contact: Jon Kaufman
302 Washington Street, #410
San Diego, CA 92103
email: info@GiftBizBuzz.com; Website: giftbizbuzz.com
Primary focus: Industry magazine featuring new product and trade show information for gift, gourmet and gift basket retailers and professional.
Contact: David Spencer
144 Woodland Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94117
Primary Focus: A monthly EZine for Retailers of Gourmet Products.
1877 North Kolb Road
Tucson, AZ 85715
email: email@example.com; Website: gourmetnews.com
Primary focus: “The business newspaper for the gourmet industry.” Reports timely and newsworthy stories and events, issues, trends and other happenings among the specialty food and natural-food retailers, supermarkets and department stores, specialty distributors and suppliers to the trade.
New Hope Trade Shows
Mary Beth Catapano
1401 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
303-939-8440: Fax: 303-939-9559
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: newhope.com
2401 Big Beaver Road, Suite 700
Troy, MI 48084
630-694-4353; Fax: 630-227-0527
email: email@example.com; Website: preparedfoods.com
Primary focus: Grocery trade with a new products news section
Rave Reviews Magazine/Basket Connection
5045 Palm Valley Road
Ponte Vedra, FL 32082
888-RAVE101, 904-273-0224; Fax: 904-285-8025
Primary Focus: Rave Reviews! Magazine is the preeminent source for creative design ideas featuring gourmet products and gift baskets. A national industry magazine published six times a year, the pages are filled with insightful articles to strengthen business awareness and beautiful designs to spark creativity. Rave Reviews! Magazine also sponsors an annual convention—Basket Connection—offering business, design and marketing workshops to help retailers grow their business.
Specialty Food Magazine
136 Madison Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10016
212-482-6440, 800-627-3869; Fax: 212-482-6459
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: Specialtyfood.com
Primary focus: All aspects of the specialty food industry. Strong retailer emphasis.
The Gourmet Retailer Magazine
New York, NY 10003-9595
Primary focus: A monthly trade publication that blends coverage of specialty food, kitchenware, coffee, and tea in a comprehensive source of news and information about the industry. The Gourmet Retailer Online features all the latest industry news, access to online market research, editorial archives, comÂprehensive trade show information, and much more. Visit them at: gourmetretailer.com