05 August 2011

Hearst Magazines UK to close SHE and Cosmopolitan Bride

Today Hearst Magazines UK has confirmed plans to close SHE and Cosmopolitan Bride. The final issue of Cosmopolitan Bride (October/November) will be published on 25 August while the final issue of SHE, (September) will be published on 16 August.

The decision to close the brands was made following the acquisition of Hachette Filipacchi by Hearst Corporation on Monday. As part of that deal, Hearst Magazines UK also acquired the UK publishing rights to ELLE, ELLE Decoration and Psychologies; and the ownership of Red, All About Soap, Inside Soap, Digital Spy and Sugarscape.

Meribeth Parker, Group Publishing Director, Hearst Magazines UK says: “As a business that believes strongly in the future of print, it is never an easy decision to close a magazine. However we are taking this decisive action now to strengthen our overall portfolio, focusing our investment on our stronger titles and digital expansion"

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