In 1862 our founder, William Reed, set out to help his grocery industry customers succeed in business by giving them the information they needed in an authoritative weekly magazine. That simple objective – to provide powerful information in appropriate formats – has endured to become our business mission.
Fulfilling that mission in the 21st century has meant harnessing digital channels to deliver insightful journalism and high-value data to businesses the world over. It has also meant extending beyond grocery and across the food and drink industry, including manufacturing, processing, wholesale, retail and hospitality. Having expanded across our core markets, we are now leveraging our global infrastructure to penetrate new sectors, including high-growth pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Our brands have gone global and we now have offices in Gatwick and London, UK, in Montpellier, France and in New York City.
Group Headquarters are the offices of William Reed Business Media Ltd, near Gatwick, UK.
William Reed Business Media SAS (formerly Decision News Media SAS/DNM) is our pureplay digital arm, supplying targeted news sites and e-newsletters to decision makers in the food, beverage, nutrition, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries.
Based in Montpellier, France, the company was acquired by the William Reed Group in May 2009
With offices in New York City, and local representation in key regional hubs, William Reed Business Media Inc supplies dedicated news sites and e-newsletters to decision makers in the North American food, nutrition and cosmetics markets.
him! is our research-based retail consultancy. Working with over 100 blue-chip organisations in the retail, wholesale, on-trade and foodservice. him! operates syndicated multi-client customer tracking programmes in a variety of sectors, from convenience to high street, forecourts to pubs and bars, pharmacies to coffee chains. WRBM have been substantial minority investors in the business with board representation since March 2008 and in September 2011 acquired the remaining balance of the business. him! continues to operate as a separate entity www.him.uk.com