06 November 2013

Zest magazine closes

Hearst Magazines UK has confirmed plans to close Zest with immediate effect. The final issue of Zest (January 2014) will be published on 5 December. The decision to close the brand was made following a recent business review across the Hearst Magazines UK portfolio. The review was undertaken to ensure Hearst Magazines UK operates more efficiently and effectively as it re-shapes itself for the future. Anna Jones, COO for Hearst Magazines UK said: “Closing a magazine is never an easy decision, but we have made this move because we believe it is the best way to ensure Hearst Magazines UK remains robust and adaptable for the future and more responsive to changing consumer and advertiser needs. We are taking this decisive action now so that we have time to put resources into those areas that will really make the difference in the coming year". Hearst Magazines UK will endeavour to find new roles within its portfolio for those staff impacted by the closure of Zest. Further details surrounding the Zest team will be confirmed in due course.

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