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Brands, Resources, and Insights that Inform and Connect the CPG Retail Industry

Welcome to Stagnito Business Information

Stagnito Business Information is the retail industry’s most complete provider of market intelligence and strategic communication resources for CPG retailers and suppliers. Digital, Print, Events, Information Services, and Research divisions encompass a brand portfolio that spans the retail landscape and gives Stagnito Business Information the unmatched ability to help clients recognize opportunities and deliver superior marketing programs that achieve their business goals.

Our mission is to constantly innovate in order to bring relevant information and analysis to retailers in the most compelling and accessible ways possible while providing suppliers with the means to improve the performance of their brands through integrated, high performing, and measurable programs that are tailored to their specific needs.

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Strategic Divisions

Five core functional areas span the CPG retail landscape and provide a comprehensive set of tools that allow clients to execute innovative and productive integrated marketing programs.

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Leading industry websites, along with an array of allied digital assets, deliver up-to-the-minute information to a dedicated retailer audience and targeted results to suppliers.

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Market-leading print assets excel as top information sources for retailers and as powerful marketing tools for CPG manufacturers and other suppliers to the industry.

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Top tier online and in-person events connect and inform suppliers and retailers across grocery, c-store, pharmacy, store brand, sustainability, multicultural, and foodservice markets.

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Information Services

A comprehensive set of database tools provide subscribers with the sales intelligence necessary to precisely target retailers, titles, and areas of responsibility.

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In-house custom research reveals retailer and shopper insights that can be socialized through integrated programs using Stagnito's marketing and media resources.

Market Coverage

Spanning the CPG Retail Marketplace

Stagnito's brands cover the entire CPG retail industry, providing information to retailers in all sectors and giving suppliers the ability to create integrated marketing programs that reach all the right people.

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Grocery and Gourmet Retailing

Store Brands

Top Retail Executives





Proprietary B-to-B Marketing Resources

The Convenience Market

There are over 150,000 convenience stores in the U.S., a huge but fragmented market, with purchase decision makers in both corporate headquarters of chains and on the store floors of independent owners.

The $40 billion+ Canadian C-store market employs over 165,000 people and serves more than 10 million customers every day.

Stagnito's convenience brands bring their respective segments news and information that facilitate more effective businesses, not just in stores but throughout the C-store supply chain.

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The industry’s leading c-store resource, with insights, analysis, proprietary research, and business intelligence that helps c-store retailers compete and thrive in a vital segment.
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The leading Canadian c-gas publication delivered to 30,000+ chain, banner, and independent retailers features proprietary promotion offers that allow retailers to purchase off-invoice specials on featured products. Includes OCTANE. Published in French and English.
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The only industry brand dedicated solely to the unique information needs of the 63% of the market that are single-store owners.
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Canada's largest c-store industry tradeshow offers business strategies, industry trends, and networking opportunities to retailers and suppliers twice each year, with annual shows in Toronto and Calgary.
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At Québec’s only convenience and grocery conference and tradeshow, retailers learn about the latest trends, innovations, equipment, and products from leading national and international suppliers.
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An essential hub for the vibrant and growing community of engaged convenience, gas, and car wash operators from across Canada.
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The only Canadian publication focused on the car wash and petroleum industry, OCTANE is bundled with YCM and also direct mailed to independent car wash operators, new car dealerships, and other key industry players.
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A quarterly publication dedicated to the business needs of Canadian Petroleum Contractors Association members.

The Grocery and Gourmet Retail Markets

The U.S. grocery market generates over $638 billion in sales and employs 3.4 million people. It is one of the nations largest indusry sectors and is rapidly evolving in an increasingly competitive and complex retail environment.

The Canadian grocery market is a C$139 billion industry, and it faces many of the competitive and economic challenges that confront U.S. retailers.

Stagnito's grocery brands are dedicated to staying 'ahead of what's next' in helping retailers and their supplier partners succeed in this dynamic space.

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The grocery industry’s voice of authority for more than 90 years, PG is dedicated to providing the latest market intelligence, insights, and business best practices.
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The industry’s most comprehensive source of news and information on merchandising, store operations, new products, and trends, for an audience of specialty gourmet and kitchenware buyers at independent and chain grocery retailers.
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Strategic, actionable information and insights level the playing field for an audience of select PG subscribers, NGA and IGA members, FMI’s independent operator members, and the Canadian Federation of Independent Grocers.
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Designed for the most active retail dietitians in the grocery industry, RDS features exclusive research and presentations that address the business of nutrition, customer engagement, and key strategies for maximizing and tracking ROI.
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The retail food industry’s premier women’s leadership recognition platform, TWIG honors outstanding female leaders from retailer as well as supplier communities.
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The Grocerant Summit, magazine, and allied products are designed to help improve the profitability of food retailers and their suppliers by providing actionable information and insights on increasing grocers' share of the foodservice market.
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At Québec’s only convenience and grocery conference and tradeshow, retailers learn about the latest trends, innovations, equipment, and products from leading national and international suppliers.
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Designed as an exclusive, tactical lead-generation tool, PGPS delivers product, category, and supply alternatives to retail executives.

The Store Brand Market

Store brands have become vital to successful retailers, and it’s projected that in a decade store brands will have a nearly 50% share of the U.S. market.

Stagnito's store brand resources are designed to keep retailers on top of the latest developments and to facilitate the supplier/retailer relationships that are an essential part of successful store brand programs.

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Store Brands delivers the strategic and tactical information retail executives need to develop and sustain differentiated store brand programs.
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Private Label International is the global leader in spotlighting successful store brand programs from around the world.

Top Retail Executives

Senior-level decision makers aren’t easy to reach and are often overlook by suppliers, but they are critical to brand marketers' looking to succeed in their stores.

Stagnito understands the unique information needs of these executives and brings them high-level strategic information and insights to help run more successful enterprises.

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The only media brand dedicated to unravelling the critical issues confronting today’s senior-level executives in the CPG retail industry, Retail Leader features the latest information on Government, Trends, International Business, Tech & Logistics, Human Capital, Consumer Insights, Research, and Capital Management are accessed online by top retail executives.

The Pharmacy Market

Canada pharmacists face challenges that relate not only to their dispensaries but to their entire retail operation.

Stagnito's Canadian brands that focus on the pharmacy market help pharmacists address a full range of professional and retail business demands.

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The only industry publication focused on helping chain, banner and independent pharmacists and their frontshop personnel balance dispensary and frontshop demands.
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Held in Vancouver and Toronto, Pharmacy U is designed to help pharmacists link dispensary, frontshop, and counselling solutions for a more successful pharmacy.
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Vital information for Canadian pharmacists to improve their operations keep them informed and engaged with industry news, trends, and resources.
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Pharmacien et entrepreneur addresses the specific needs and unique challenges of pharmacy in Quebec, providing measurable solutions and case studies that not only help pharmacists survive but thrive in today’s evolving marketplace.

The Foodservice Market

Canada’s restaurant industry has experienced sustained growth for over a quarter century, with sales expected to exceed C$60 billion in 2016.

Stagnito's Canadian foodservice brands are dedicated to helping operators and their supplier partners continue the trend with practical education, information, and marketing spport.

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A unique Canadian national foodservice publication delivered to more than 35,000 foodservice and licensed establishments, YFM is focused on helping operators with practical buying and selling solutions and proprietary off invoice specials.
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Designed to meet the needs of independent café owners, restaurateurs, foodservice operators, distributors, franchise operators, and buyers from all sectors of the industry, CCTS offers the country’s largest educational program and features products and services from North America and around the world.
Food Biz dot com logo equips foodservice operators with the information necessary to improve their operations and keep them engaged with industry news, trends, and resources.

The Multicultural Market

With a third of the population, minorities are the fastest-growing consumer group in America, and in 2015 they spent $3.7 trillion.

Multicultural Retail 360 is dedicated to helping retailers and their supplier partners meet the unique and varied shopping needs of this vital consumer segment.

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The Multicultural Retail 360 Summit attracts leading retailers and suppliers to share innovations and best practices in meeting the needs of the booming and diverse market of retail shoppers and maximizing sales in an increasingly complex marketplace.
Multicultural Retail 360 dot com logo addresses the issues retailers face in identifying and segmenting multicultural shoppers, while providing strategies that help assure they have the right product mix and marketing messages for all customers at each of their stores.

The Sustainability Market

The Green Retail Market is made up of two hundred and ninety retail companies that each generate $1 billion or more in annual retail sales.

Green Retail Decisions is designed to help improve the profitability of retailers and their suppliers by providing actionable information and insights on best practices in sustainable retail and supply chain program development, marketing and implementation.

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An exclusive invitation-only event for retail industry senior executives and leading industry suppliers, the summit brings together qualified retailers and suppliers to engage in boardroom briefings and one-on-one meetings, hear keynote presentations, and participate in quality high-level networking.
Green Retail Decisions dot com logo helps improve the profitability of retailers and their supplier partners by providing actionable information, insights, and best practices in sustainable retail and supply chain program development, marketing, and implementation.

Proprietary B-to-B Marketing Resources

Stagnito's research, custom marketing, and database resources are key components to our integrated marketing programs. They allow clients to gather original insights and information, package it in a variety of unique communication formats, and precisely target key regions, segments, retailers, and titles.

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Carbonview's quick-response custom research capabilities give clients the ability to discover what consumers and retailers are thinking and then socialize their proprietary insights as strategic cornerstones of integrated marketing programs that utilize Stagnito’s other brands.
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Marketers leverage the editorial excellence, outstanding design, advanced online technology, and unmatched market access of Stagnito’s portfolio of brands to provide business generating solutions. Fully integrated marketing and communications services include custom print magazines, channel microsites, webinars, videos, eNewsletters, online conferences, and more.
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Suppliers access detailed company profiles and thousands of key decision makers, buyers, and influencers across all leading North American retail food chains with a vast array of search options for precise searches.
Marketing Guidebook brands also include Marketing Guidebook ADVANTAGE and Custom Database Services.
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A dynamic online database that provides high quality sales leads to the C-store industry, the Directory of Convenience Stores contains detailed company profiles with thousands of key personnel across all leading C-store chains and a vast array of search options for precise searches.
DCS brands also include Directory of Convenience Stores ADVANTAGE, the Independent Convenience Stores Database, and Custom Database Services.

Meet Your Stagnito Executive Team

Harry Stagnito, President & CEO

Harry StagnitoHarry Stagnito has spent more than 40 years in food trade media. He started his publishing career with Gorman Publishing, and over a 20-year period as COO helped build the company into the food processing media leader.
He founded Stagnito Publishing in 1990, and grew the company quickly in the food and packaging industries through a series of acquisitions and product launches. Prior to the sale of the then Stagnito Communications in 2007, the company was the worldwide leader in food publishing and information.
In 2009, Mr. Stagnito and two sons co-founded Stagnito Media, and re-entered the food and beverage industry with an emphasis on the retail marketplace with the acquisition of such leading publications as PROGRESSIVE GROCER, CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS, and THE GOURMET RETAILER.
During the past four years, Stagnito Media introduced a new integrated information business model comprised of magazines, digital products, exclusive research, high-level events led by the successful Hispanic360 Conference (since renamed Multicultural Retail 360), and a vibrant custom media division. The company also acquired and launched four new information profit centers during the past year. This rapid, and broad growth resulted in a name change to Stagnito Business Information.
Mr. Stagnito is a recognized authority on media and business strategy, and has deep contacts with international and domestic suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers. He specializes in integrated marketing, sales, training, new product launches, M&A, with an emphasis on trends and perspectives.
He is a graduate of Montana State University and resides in Kildeer, IL with his wife Linda. They have six adult children, (three sons and a daughter who work for the family business).


Kollin Stagnito, COO

Kollin StagnitoKollin Stagnito has dedicated the past 24 years to delivering industry-leading trade media and critical business information to retailers and manufacturers in the food and non-foods marketplace. Today, Kollin manages the information infrastructure for Stagnito Media. This includes Stagnito's Information Services platform, retail database, IT group, digital media group, and the recently acquired Carbonview research division.
Prior to Korry Stagnito joining the company as Chief Brand Officer in 2014, Kollin acted as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for P&L management, forecasting and day-to-day interaction with the brands' editorial, production, promotion, digital media, events, custom media and audience development departments.
From 1991 to 2007, Kollin was Sr. Vice President and Group Publisher at Stagnito Communications, where he managed the print, digital, and event components for eight of Stagnito's 16 food and beverage brands. Over the course of 16 years, he gained hands-on experience in every facet of publishing and integrated marketing. Kollin was an early believer in the possibilities of online media and developed and launched digital media components including digital magazines, digital newsletters, and educational websites updated daily with original content - which were tightly integrated into the print brands.
Kollin graduated from Brown University in Providence, RI with a BA in Business Economics. He lives in Schaumburg, IL with his son.


Korry Stagnito, Chief Brand Officer

Korry StagnitoKorry Stagnito is a 25-year b-to-b media veteran with extensive experience in every facet of the industry and has successfully led dozens of domestic and international multimedia brands.
Prior to joining Stagnito Business Information in 2014, Korry was president & CEO of Moose River Media for six years and led the company's divestiture to EBSCO Industries, Inc. in August 2013. Previously, he was co-founder and president of Stagnito Communications, at the time the leading business information company serving the vertical food and beverage processing, packaging, and retail industries. Korry launched his retail media career as an advertising representative for The Griffin Report of Food Marketing in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. A graduate from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in Journalism, Korry and his wife, Sharon, have four daughters and reside in Barrington, IL.


Kyle Stagnito, CFO

Kyle StagnitoKyle Stagnito was a co-founder of Stagnito Publishing Company in 1990. In his previous role as Sr. Vice President and CFO at Stagnito Communications, he directed all financial management, including budgeting, forecasting, and business management oversight. Prior to the acquisition of Stagnito Communications by Ascend Media in 2005, Kyle's role as CFO also included management of the Circulation, IT and Human Resources departments. His 25 years of media finance experience includes launches, acquisitions, due diligence, and banking/private equity firm relationships.
Kyle graduated from Lafayette College in Easton, PA with a BA in Economics. Prior to joining Stagnito Publishing, he held finance positions at MacLean Hunter Publishing Company and Gorman Publishing Company. Kyle lives in Palatine, IL with his wife and two daughters.

Ned Bardic, Sr. Vice President Sales & Marketing/Partner

Ned BardicNed Bardic has a diverse multi-media background with a heavy emphasis on integrated b-to-b media solutions. Ned is an accomplished senior sales and new media management professional with a proven record of aggressive revenue growth, successful P&L management, and the ability to deliver measurable results for more than 17 years. Ned has extensive experience in all facets of publishing and specializes in turning around struggling media assets into multi-platformed media brands. Ned also has a strong track record in building successful custom media divisions that deliver double-digit returns and was instrumental in building Stagnito Communications into a media powerhouse. In addition to day-to-day management duties, Ned is directly responsible for Stagnito Business Information's largest advertisers. Ned has a firm understanding of the following industries: business-to-business, online media sales and content development, building and construction, healthcare, insurance, advertising, consumer packaged goods, and special events management.
Ned lives in Lincolnshire, IL with his wife and three children.

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