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July 26, 1991 | MICHAEL FLAGG
The company that publishes Car and Driver and Road & Track said Thursday that both magazines will now have one publisher but denied the move is a step toward combining the publications, as it recently did the nation's two largest motorcycling magazines. Hachette Magazines Inc., the U.S. unit of a giant French media concern, said Car and Driver publisher Donald M. Hufford will also hold that position at Road & Track.
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October 28, 1999 | Associated Press
Hachette Filipacchi Magazines has agreed to buy the remainder of George, the political magazine founded by the late John F. Kennedy Jr., from the Kennedy family for an undisclosed amount. The agreement announced Wednesday ensures the survival of the 4-year-old magazine, whose fortunes had been slipping before Kennedy's death in a plane accident July 16.
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BUSINESS
July 23, 1991 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Motorcycle buffs will have one less magazine to read come November. A French media giant says it will merge one of its motorcycle magazines--Cycle--into the other, Cycle World, after the October issues. It's a setback for Hachette Magazines Inc., which bought the magazines in 1988 in a bid to enter the U.S. publishing market in a big way. Among the 16 magazines included in that $712-million purchase were Woman's Day, Road & Track and Car and Driver.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1997 | Greg Johnson
In the latest development in custom publishing, Avon Products Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, publisher of Elle, are launching a magazine called Athena: Common Sense, Uncommon Style, which will be aimed at women. Initial distribution will be through newsstands. The joint venture is to be launched in April. Cover price will be $3.50. The magazine will contain articles on beauty, fashion and nutrition.
BUSINESS
October 28, 1999 | Associated Press
Hachette Filipacchi Magazines has agreed to buy the remainder of George, the political magazine founded by the late John F. Kennedy Jr., from the Kennedy family for an undisclosed amount. The agreement announced Wednesday ensures the survival of the 4-year-old magazine, whose fortunes had been slipping before Kennedy's death in a plane accident July 16.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Domestic car makers are slashing production and car sales are in the pits because of the slumping economy. But the people at Road & Track magazine are still smiling. Despite such gloomy news, the granddaddy of auto buff magazines is having one of its best years ever. While advertising is down throughout the magazine industry in 1991, Newport Beach-based Road & Track's national ad sales from January to November were $31.
BUSINESS
November 20, 1997 | Greg Johnson
In the latest development in custom publishing, Avon Products Inc. and Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, publisher of Elle, are launching a magazine called Athena: Common Sense, Uncommon Style, which will be aimed at women. Initial distribution will be through newsstands. The joint venture is to be launched in April. Cover price will be $3.50. The magazine will contain articles on beauty, fashion and nutrition.
BUSINESS
September 25, 1990
Hachette Publications Inc. has terminated Peter Diamandis as chairman and chief executive of Diamandis Communications Inc. a little more than two years after buying out the magazine publishing firm. Hachette added that Diamandis Communications, which publishes more than a dozen magazines, including Elle, Woman's Day and Audio, was being renamed Hachette Magazines Inc.
BUSINESS
January 3, 1996 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Premiere magazine Editor in Chief Susan Lyne has been hired as a top executive at Walt Disney Co.'s Motion Pictures Group, where she will acquire and develop material for films. Lyne, who will be based in New York, plans to buy books, screenplays and stage plays for Disney. Her formal title in the newly created job will be executive vice president in charge of acquisition and development of intellectual material and new opportunities.
BUSINESS
August 28, 1994 | From Associated Press
Potato peelers, ice trays and cookbooks may not seem a big deal. But the venerable company that throws all those Tupperware parties sees a new product line as a major step in a campaign to redefine its image and marketing niche. The newly designed everyday kitchen tools are the first big departure from the $1.2 billion in plastic bowls and storage canisters that the 50-year-old Florida-based company sells in 56 countries every year.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1991 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Domestic car makers are slashing production and car sales are in the pits because of the slumping economy. But the people at Road & Track magazine are still smiling. Despite such gloomy news, the granddaddy of auto buff magazines is having one of its best years ever. While advertising is down throughout the magazine industry in 1991, Newport Beach-based Road & Track's national ad sales from January to November were $31.
BUSINESS
July 26, 1991 | MICHAEL FLAGG
The company that publishes Car and Driver and Road & Track said Thursday that both magazines will now have one publisher but denied the move is a step toward combining the publications, as it recently did the nation's two largest motorcycling magazines. Hachette Magazines Inc., the U.S. unit of a giant French media concern, said Car and Driver publisher Donald M. Hufford will also hold that position at Road & Track.
BUSINESS
July 23, 1991 | MICHAEL FLAGG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Motorcycle buffs will have one less magazine to read come November. A French media giant says it will merge one of its motorcycle magazines--Cycle--into the other, Cycle World, after the October issues. It's a setback for Hachette Magazines Inc., which bought the magazines in 1988 in a bid to enter the U.S. publishing market in a big way. Among the 16 magazines included in that $712-million purchase were Woman's Day, Road & Track and Car and Driver.
HOME & GARDEN
March 12, 1994 | From Associated Press
Today's weekend craftsmen are lured by the idea of saving money as well as personalizing their homes, and they take pride in the notion that the project looks professional. Enter a number of new do-it-yourself magazines aimed at the high-end market: Handcraft Illustrated, published by a small company in Brookline Village, Mass.; Sewing Decor, by PJS Publications, Peoria, Ill.; Weekend Decorator, New York Times Magazine Group, and Weekend Decorating Projects, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines Inc.
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September 15, 1995 | PAUL D. COLFORD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
George, the new political magazine edited by John F. Kennedy Jr., is arriving on a tidal wave of hype and media interest that all but obscures the launch of another power-minded publication. The Weekly Standard went on sale Monday, quietly. Unlike George, a bimonthly that reaches newsstands Sept. 26 sporting a cover shot of super-model Cindy Crawford, the right-of-center Standard features a gun-toting Newt Gingrich, blasting his way high above Washington.
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