by Barbara Sax, Progressive Grocer, October 2014
Like beverages and confectionery, magazines are a profit center for front end checkout. In-line, the category also delivers for super- markets, with even more potential when grocers do more with it. Continue reading
For the past 10 years, PBAA has provided a forum for our Canadian newsstand colleagues to share best practices, gather insights from industry leaders, learn about successful promotions and marketing techniques, participate in group discussions, meet informally in one-on-one meetings, and enjoy each others' company in Toronto. This year over 70 newsstand chain professionals participated in the 10th Annual PBAA Canada conference at the Old Mill Inn in Toronto, Thursday, October 23, 2014
Sept. 17, 2014 - IPDA (International Periodical Distributors of America) members attended a day-long sales-oriented industry meeting focused on actionable insights in the sales equation.
On September 16, 2014, PBAA hosted its first PBAANYC in conjunction with the annual PBAA Kickoff Party: a benefit for the 25 Year Club. Over 70 were in attendance to participate in a full day of one on one meetings, and heard presentations from IPDA and Ingram Content Group on important industry issues and opportunities at the Time Life building in NYC.
The first book I read when I arrived in the United States in 1978, as a graduate student, was Time Inc.: The Intimate History of a Publishing Enterprise by Robert T. Elson. Joe Ripp, current CEO of Time Inc. is reading the same book now. Not that he needs to, but it is a very good refresher history into the ins and outs of a company that was, is and always will be more than “just a magazine company.” Continue reading