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About Best-Met Publishing

Best-Met Publishing Co., Inc., the leading grocery information source in the Mid-Atlantic region, was founded in 1978 by Jeff Metzger, publisher, and Richard Bestany, now chairman emeritus. The company publishes Food World and Food Trade News, two of America’s leading regional food trade newspapers, in a monthly basis. Once a year, the company publishes The Mid-Atlantic Grocery Industry Directory. Best-Met’s marketing area encompasses the region from metro New York to North Carolina, highlighting such key markets as metro New York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, Washington, Richmond, Norfolk and Charlotte. Food World and Food Trade News have been published continuously since 1945. Best-Met Publishing acquired Food World in 1978 and Food Trade News in 1980.

Food World is the only regional trade newspaper covering the retail food industry from Harrisburg, PA to North Carolina. Food World’s marketing area is considered to be America’s third largest market. With a readership of more than 20,000 food industry professionals, Food World is considered to be the authoritative source on the food industry in the market. It is published on the first Monday of each month.

Food Trade News covers a region encompassing metro New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware, an area that is considered to be America’s largest market. With a readership of more than 21,000 food industry professionals, Food Trade News is considered to be the authoritative source on the food industry in the metro New York/Pennsylvania/Delaware Valley/New Jersey market. It is published on the third Monday of each month.

The Mid-Atlantic Grocery Industry Directory provides information on the companies operating in the Mid-Atlantic market that specialize in the food industry. Categories covered include: retailers (independent and chain supermarkets, club stores, convenience stores, drug chains); equipment and supply; wholesalers; manufacturers; specialty distributors; and food brokers. Published annually in March, The Mid-Atlantic Grocery Industry Directory is distributed to all top executives and decision makers at the retailers which operate stores in the Mid-Atlantic market.