nextmedia to publish Healthy Food Guide

March 13, 2012

nextmedia today announced that it will partner with Healthy Life Media to publish leading lifestyle magazine Healthy Food Guide in Australia. Healthy Food Guide is an authoritative consumers’ guide to healthy eating and along with its website and newsletter provides many Australians with expert advice, recipes and a shopping guide for a better and healthier lifestyle. Healthy Food Guide is a natural fit within the nextmedia portfolio of quality targeted magazines.

Healthy Food Guide was launched in Australia 6 years ago and for the past 5 years has increased year on year circulation every year. Over the last 3 annual audits to December it has grown by 25% and for the six months to 31st December 2011 the magazine posted an audited circulation of 42,388, an increase of 4.1% over the prior year.

Published monthly, the magazine is lead by an outstanding editorial team focused on practical healthy eating solutions for Australian consumers. Healthy Food Guide will be published under licence to nextmedia and in partnership with Healthy Life Media New Zealand will continue to create, develop and provide the latest advice, recipes and shopping guide for health-conscious Australians.

“We’re very excited to bring Healthy Food Guide into the nextmedia portfolio, where we believe we can provide a combination of resources and strong market relationships, to drive further growth to what has been an outstanding success story to date. Healthy lifestyles are one of the fastest growing obsessions of Australian consumers and the rapid response of the
food industry with product development has been amazing” said David Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer of nextmedia.

“We have plans to expand the retail presence for Healthy Food Guide and build its loyal following through investment in the digital offering to increase subscribers” he added. Healthy Life Media Founder and Managing Director, Phil Ryan, said “We are very pleased to be partnering with nextmedia to publish Healthy Food Guide. I’ve known the senior management there a long time and know they are a company that is committed to high publishing standards and will further develop Healthy Food Guide’s presence in the Australian market. The magazine is now published in 3 countries and this will allow us to grow

Healthy Food Guide will continue to be published monthly by the existing editorial team lead by Editor, Nikki Wallman.
For further information please contact:
David Gardiner, Chief Executive Officer at nextmedia (02) 9901 6100
Phil Ryan, Founder and Managing Director at Healthy Life Media (02) 92189800

About nextmedia
nextmedia was established in late 2007 with the backing of Wolseley Private Equity and the nextmedia management team. Over the last three years nextmedia has acquired the businesses of Horwitz Publications, Chevron Publishing, NextMedia Publishing, Bluewater Publishing and a number of individual titles – Tracks, Waves, G Magazine, Yen, Motorsport
News, DMAG, Disney Magazine and Art Almanac. nextmedia publishes over 35 leading special interest publications plus websites, forums, books, DVDs and posters including titles such as Inside Sport, Golf Australia, Tracks, Australian
Muscle Car, Bluewater Boats & Sports Fishing, PC PowerPlay, Sound & Image, Camera and a range of kids’ titles.

About Healthy Food Guide
Healthy Food Guide was first published in New Zealand 7 years ago by Healthy Life Media to
provide consumers with accurate, sensible, practical and relevant advice on healthy eating. The key point of difference with Healthy food Guide is that it is supported by the most up to date dietetic advice and credible research. Today Healthy Food Guide has become New Zealand’s number one food magazine. Healthy Food Guide launched in the United Kingdom last
year and Healthy Life Media is in discussion with publishers from several other countries to launch the title.
In Australia Healthy Food Guide is published monthly in a user friendly format, is available in supermarkets, newsagents, health stores and through subscription and has a circulation audit (ANPS) of 42,388 (Source ABC Audit – December 2011).