Foodex Meatex, the member-owned equipment and services show organiser, has agreed to sell the business to William Reed Publishing, owner of The Grocer and Food Manufacture.
At Foodex Meatex’s agm this week, members voted to accept William Reed’s offer.
William Reed will take on the running of next year’s show, which will be held at the NEC from March 19 to 22, 2006. The publishing company already stages a number of exhibitions including Food & Drink Expo and Convenience Retailing Show, which take place alongside Foodex Meatex.
William Reed Group MD Charles Reed said: “With our broad platform of magazines, we will be able to promote a higher profile for Foodex Meatex and will work with the key companies.”