About us

About the publisher

William Reed​ has been providing market leading business information for over 150 years. From our origins in grocery, we have expanded across food and drink and into new sectors, including pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.

Fulfilling our role in the 21st century has meant harnessing digital channels to deliver insightful journalism and high-value data to businesses the world over. Guided by our Mission & Values, our Group’s activities now include category defining digital and print media, innovative business events and conferences, prestigious awards and informative conferences. We offer compelling research and powerful insights to our customers as well as providing recruitment and e-learning solutions within our core markets.

For more information about William Reed, please visit our corporate website

The FoodNavigator brand

William Reed’s FoodNavigator brand has been the leading online news source for the food industry for almost 20 years, leveraging our digital-first position to bring powerful insights and robust information to help your business succeed.

Our team of award-winning journalists deliver daily news, analysis, online and face to face events, podcasts and video coverage of the issues and stories impacting decision makers in the food and beverage industry.

FoodNavigator-USA provides a 360-degree view of the food and beverage market, spanning everything from investment, incubation and innovation, to ingredients, food science and product formulation, labelling, litigation, regulation, consumer trends, new products and new technology.

Our editorial standards are unsurpassed and we deliver insightful content across multiple channels to the right people wherever they are operating.

To see our wide-range of global coverage, visit our sister sites: https://www.foodnavigator.com​ and https://www.foodnavigator-asia.com

The team


Elaine Watson

Editor, FoodNavigator-USA 
Santa Barbara, CA
Tel: +1 805 315 2690
Email: rynvar.jngfba@jeoz.pbz

An award-winning journalist with more than 16 years’ experience in multimedia business-to-business journalism and events management on both sides of the Atlantic, Elaine moved from the UK to the US in 2011. As editor of FoodNavigator-USA.com - the leading online b2b title in the US food and beverage industry – she has helped to establish the site as the pre-eminent source of news and analysis on hot button issues from class action lawsuits over ‘natural’ claims, to GMO labeling.  @EWatsonWrites


Elizabeth Crawford

Deputy Editor
Washington D.C.
Tel: +1 202 986 1026
Email: ryvmnorgu.penjsbeq@jeoz.pbz

Elizabeth has more than 10 years of experience as a regulatory and business reporter for trade press. She covers the food and beverage industries, including innovation, start-ups, health, wellness, nutrition, FDA and dietary supplements.  @ECrawfordwrites

MaryEllen Shoup

Mary Ellen Shoup​​

Senior Correspondent​​
Chicago, IL​​
Tel: +1 312 284 8582 
Email: MaryEllen.Shoup@wrbm.com​​

Mary Ellen Shoup is the US correspondent for BeverageDaily and DairyReporter. She covers the latest trends, legislation, ingredients, technologies, and finished products shaping the beverage and dairy industries. A regular at industry events, Mary Ellen reports frequently on the craft beer segment and the impact that plant-based dairy alternatives are having on the dairy sector. @MEShoup

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FoodNavigator-USA delivers the latest industry news and analysis directly to your inbox. Click here to subscribe to the FoodNavigator-USA.com free newsletter today.

William Reed publishes a wide range of free-access websites and e-newsletters delivered free to registered subscribers. They provide industry news and analysis to industries including: food, beverage, nutrition, feed, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. Our strategically relevant e-newsletters reach over 543,000 executives worldwide, in our chosen industries.

Contact us

Company Secretary & General Counsel (for legal enquiries only)

Robert Proctor
Email: robert.proctor@wrbm.com​ 
Tel: +44 (0) 1293 610401

Data Protection Officer

Vincent Renaud
Email: ivaprag.eranhq@jeoz.pbz
Tel: +44 (0) 1293 610444

Chicago office

William Reed Business Media Inc.
150 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1425
IL 60606

Tel: +1 312 284 8598

Global Headquarters

William Reed Business Media LTD
Broadfield Park
Crawley, West Sussex
RH11 9RT
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 129 361 3400

Website: https://www.william-reed.com

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