Vancouver-based Glacier Media has announced a deal to buy 15 trade publications from Rogers Publishing, including the monthly French-language farmers’ magazine Le Bulletin des agriculteurs.
Le Bulletinwill join Glacier’s Farm Business Communications, the Winnipeg-based publisher of the Manitoba Co-operator, Country Guide, Grainews, Canadian Cattlemen, Alberta Farmer Express, Horses Alland AGCanada.com.
The sale, which is expected to close May 27, also includes 14 other trade publications and digital brands, together with their associated readership databases and web presences, Glacier said in a release. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.
The other properties, most notably including Canadian food industry journalFood in Canada,will join Glacier’s Toronto-based trade publishing division, Business Information Group.
The acquisition is expected to allow Glacier to “expand the company’s growing print and digital footprint in the Canadian agriculture and food media industry,” the release said.
Glacier Media also owns the Saskatchewan-basedWestern Producer.