Future closes wedding title

Future has closed Wedding Day magazine as the company continues to
consolidate its position in the wake of pre tax losses announced in
March this year of £12.1m.

The company has already closed 11
titles this year, blaming the downturn in consumer spending and in its
portfolio's heartland – the gaming market – and also the migration of
readers to online.

Future acquired Wedding Day and two other
titles, Junior and Junior Pregnancy & Baby in December 2004 when it
bought Beach Publishing group. At the time, Wedding Day was a
bi-monthly publication with an ABC of 31,679 which has since dropped to
16,118.

Simon Wear, group publishing director at Future, said:
"The level of investment needed to put Wedding Day into a position of
sustainable performance has proved too great.

"We are currently
consulting with all members of the editorial and commercial teams about
other suitable opportunities within Future."

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