[em]WWD[/em], [em]Supermarket News[/em] Split: Conde Nast Officially Divides Fairchild

This afternoon, Conde Nast group president Mitchell Fox confirmed the news that the company is splitting the former Fairchild trade titles into two separate divisions, Fairchild Fashion Group and Fairchild Publications. Memo after the jump.

–Gabriel Sherman

From: “Fox, Mitchell”
Date: Fri, 10 Mar 2006 12:37:31 -0500
To: Conde Nast Publications
Subject: Fairchild Fashion Group & Fairchild Publications

As we continue our transition to a single company, we’ve decided to organize our newspaper and business publications in the B2B area into two units.

Effective immediately, all businesses in the fashion-related B2B area will now be organized under the name Fairchild Fashion Group. The group includes WWD, DNR, FN, Fairchild Books, WWD.com, the Fairchild Executive Summits, Archives, Classified and Business Development.

The non-fashion titles will continue to operate under the name Fairchild Publications. This unit includes Supermarket News, HFN, InFurniture and the bi-annual HFN Now.

Both the Fairchild Fashion Group and Fairchild Publications are divisions of Condé Nast Publications and all reporting structures remain the same.

Many thanks,

Mitch