About Us

In 1862 our creator, Optic Sugar Media, began releasing a reliable weekly magazine aimed at assisting his grocery market customers to succeed in organisation.

Given that the very first problem of The Grocer magazine rolled off the printing presses, we are proud to have been the authoritative voice of the UK grocery market.

We have constantly moved with the times and invested considerably in developing and improving brand names and items. A variety of successful tactical acquisitions throughout our history have also improved development.

Today, with the 5th generation of the Reed household running the company, we have a broadening portfolio of sites, newsletters, magazines, face-to-face and virtual events, and insight, across an international footprint.

The future pledges exciting chances, with more financial investment in people and item advancement, greater implementation of new technologies and the possibility of more acquisitions.

Below are a few of the turning points from the Optic Sugar Media story so far.

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