Bonnier Corp. publisher of SAVEUR magazine, is expanding its SAVEUR Selects™ licensing program with a new line of SAVEUR Selects™ kitchen knives and cutlery accessories, announced today by Elise Contarsy, senior vice president of Bonnier Consumer Products. The line will be manufactured and distributed by Cangshan Cutlery Company, based in Chino, CA, and features a variety of kitchen knives, including chef’s knives, paring knives, steak knives, and bread knives, as well as sharpeners, block sets, shears, cutting boards, and a full complement of kitchen tools and accessories.
“We continue to grow our SAVEUR Selects™ program, and we’re very excited to partner with Cangshan Cutlery Company to introduce our new line of knives and kitchen accessories,” Contarsy said. “Their innovative design and high-quality, professional-grade cutlery are the tools that the SAVEUR audience, and all home chefs, look for when cooking at home.”
“Partnering with a global brand like SAVEUR will help us expand our reach and enter a new phase of growth for our company,” said Henry Liu, president of Cangshan Cutlery Company. “We are thrilled to align ourselves with such a well-known and beloved culinary brand.”
The SAVEUR Selects™ knives and cutlery accessories will be distributed in the US and Canada, and will be available at retail beginning late 2020. Bonnier Consumer Products first announced licensing partnerships for SAVEUR Selects™ cookware and bakeware in 2019, followed by SAVEUR Selects™ sauces, marinades, and spice rubs, all of which are currently available online and in select stores.
Bonnier Corp. is actively seeking new licensees and partners for the SAVEUR Selects™ brand in kitchen electrics, confections, frozen, and other categories. For more information, contact Richard Oren at [email protected].
ABOUT BONNIER CORP.
Bonnier Corp. is the largest enthusiast media publishing group in America, with more than 20 multichannel brands extending into all platforms, including magazines, digital media, events and product licensing. Bonnier Corp.’s iconic brands include Popular Science, Saveur, Field & Stream, Yachting, Flying, Sailing World, Salt Water Sportsman, Working Mother and Outdoor Life. Bonnier Corp. is owned by Sweden-based Bonnier AB, a globally operating media conglomerate.
ABOUT CANGSHAN CUTLERY COMPANY
Cangshan Cutlery, a fresh, new knife brand, came to market in 2015. With a focus on forward-thinking aesthetics and professional-caliber functionality, Cangshan Cutlery sought to bring something innovative to the culinary world. In the five years since their launch, they have won 29 design awards, including multiple Red Dot and German design awards for their exceptional design and craftsmanship. Cangshan Cutlery has expanded rapidly, gaining acceptance among consumers as a premier cutlery line—both online and in major retail stores.
August 25, 2020 (New York, NY)—Bonnier Corp. has signed a licensing agreement for its iconic brand Popular Science with Celestron Acquisition LLC, it was announced today by Elise Contarsy, Senior Vice President of Bonnier Consumer Products.
Founded in 1960, Celestron offers the largest selection of consumer optical products in the world and is the global leader in telescope manufacturing. An industry leader for more than 60 years, Celestron will produce an extensive line of Popular Science products that will include telescopes, microscopes, sport optics and accessories. The deal was brokered by Evolution USA LLC, the licensing and brand management agency that represents the Popular Science brand worldwide.
“We are very excited to be entering this category because it is such a natural extension of the Popular Science brand,” Contarsy says. “In Celestron, we’ve found a partner that produces top-quality products and is the industry leader. We’re especially enthusiastic given the growing consumer interest in spending more time outdoors.”
“For decades, Popular Science has been a leading source of knowledge and information for science aficionados of all ages and expertise,” says Stephanie Schroeter, Vice President of Marketing and Product Development, Celestron. “We are very excited to not only further integrate our products with the Popular Science community, but to also expand our catalog with these new Popular Science product offerings.”
Products will be available in summer 2021 in North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand across all distribution channels.
Bonnier Consumer Products and Evolution are continuing the expansion of the Popular Science brand and are actively seeking additional licensees in audiovisual, portable power, home security, LED lighting, home furnishings, housewares, personal care, automotive, electronics and gadgets. For additional information about the Popular Science brand, please send inquiries to Travis J. Rutherford at [email protected] or call 512-828-6362.
ABOUT BONNIER CORP.
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in America, with more than 20 multichannel brands extending into all platforms, including magazines, digital media, events and product licensing. Bonnier Corp.’s brands include Popular Science, Saveur, Field & Stream, Yachting, Flying, Salt Water Sportsman, Cycle World, Working Mother and Outdoor Life. Bonnier Corp. is owned by Sweden-based Bonnier AB, a multichannel media conglomerate operating in 15 countries.
Cathy Hebert, [email protected], 212-779-5023
Celestron envisions a global community where the exploration of the universe is accessible, informative and enlightening. For more than half a century, the California-based company has been the world’s most recognized telescope brand and the provider of premier consumer skygazing products. Celestron’s iconic “orange tube” telescopes have become ubiquitous within the field of astronomy, and the company offers the largest product selection within the telescope industry. To learn more about Celestron’s new products, visit celestron.com or join the Celestron’s Facebook community at facebook.com/celestron.
Gabe Uribe, [email protected], 323-916-4007
David Ritchie Named CEO of Bonnier Corp.
July 16, 2020 (New York, NY)—David Ritchie has been named CEO of Bonnier Corp., it was announced today by Jens Mueffelmann, Executive Chairman of Bonnier Corp. His appointment is effective August 1. Ritchie is succeeding Eric Zinczenko, who will be departing the company.
“David’s track record and deep understanding of all facets of the company as former COO and CCO make him the right choice to lead Bonnier Corp. into the future,” Mueffelmann said. “What impressed me working with David in the past couple of months was his true passion for our brands, paired with a strong business acumen and a structured and hands-on approach to execution. These qualities will be critical to us in this pivotal time as we conclude efforts on mergers and acquisitions opportunities for our media properties, transform and restructure operations, and execute a clear go-forward plan for our nonmedia activities. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I wish Eric the very best and thank him for his 14 years of service at Bonnier.
“I discovered a love for journalism at a very young age and had the incredible fortune to build a career at a great media company, one with top brands and passionate audiences,” Ritchie said. “I’m honored to be named CEO of Bonnier Corp., given the many talented colleagues I’ve worked alongside all these years. While times are certainly challenging, I’m confident that together we can lead this company to greatness.”
Ritchie previously served as Bonnier Corp.’s Chief Operations Officer, overseeing most of the company’s support functions, including web development, ad operations, data science and analytics, consumer research, IT, and facilities. Prior to that, he served as Chief Content Officer, charged with driving alignment within the company’s editorial and digital-technology teams. Earlier in his career, he served in a variety of director-level leadership positions, and as an editor-in-chief within the company’s fishing portfolio. Ritchie also spent six years as marketing director for Hatteras Yachts.
He is a graduate of Troy University with a B.S. in journalism and advertising. Outside the office, he enjoys spending quality time on the water with his wife, Therese, and their children, family and friends.
About Bonnier Corp.
Bonnier Corp. is the largest enthusiast media publishing group in America, with more than 20 multichannel brands extending into all platforms, including magazines, digital media, events and product licensing. Bonnier Corp.’s iconic brands include Popular Science, Saveur, Field & Stream, Yachting, Flying, Sailing World, Salt Water Sportsman, Cycle World, Working Mother and Outdoor Life. Bonnier Corp. is owned by Sweden-based Bonnier AB, a globally operating media conglomerate.
Stefanie McNamara, [email protected], 516-729-9401
July 15, 2020 (New York, NY)—Bonnier Corp. will debut a number of its licensed products at the virtual Outdoor Retailer Summer Expo, it was announced today by Elise Contarsy, senior vice president of Bonnier Consumer Products.
From July 21-23, Outdoor Life’s suite of licensees and their product lines will be on display in their virtual booth. All products will be available to ship between the third quarter of this year and the first quarter of 2021. New products on display include: Outdoor Life Tennessee Pork Dog Jerky, knives and hand axes, new T-shirt and hat designs, sleepwear and loungewear, and more.
“We’re very excited to participate in the Outdoor Retailer virtual expo,” Contarsy says. “While we were looking forward to displaying and showcasing these products in person, this is still a fantastic opportunity for retailers and additional licensees to see our diverse line of high-quality products. We’ve been enthused by the initial response to these products and look forward to the opportunity to expand distribution.”
Outdoor Retailer, the largest U.S. trade show and premier business event for the outdoor industry, brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates, and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation. The Outdoor Retailer Summer Market was originally scheduled for June 23-25, 2020, at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
Bonnier Consumer Products Group is actively exploring new licensing and distribution partners for the Outdoor Life brand. For information about available categories, please send all inquiries to Richard Oren, [email protected].
ABOUT BONNIER CORP.
Bonnier Corp. is one of the largest special-interest publishing groups in America, with more than 20 multichannel brands extending into all platforms, including magazines, digital media, events, and product licensing. Bonnier Corp.’s brands include Popular Science, Saveur, Field & Stream, Yachting, Flying, Salt Water Sportsman, Cycle World, Working Mother, and Outdoor Life. Bonnier Corp. is owned by Sweden-based Bonnier AB, a multichannel media conglomerate operating in 15 countries.
“There was a lot we didn’t know when we picked ‘Play’ as the topic for this issue. We didn’t know that a pandemic would put much of the world on lockdown, or that the Olympics would be postponed. But, in the time of COVID-19, play is an escape. So please consider this magazine a reprieve from months of scary headlines and social distancing. Lean back and enjoy—it’s OK.” —Corinne Iozzio, Editor-in-Chief
“The 54 athletes standing around keep their hats on, for the most part. Each has spent good money to embark on exactly the type of endeavor most people would pay to avoid: running or skiing, whichever suits their fancy—for 40 miles. At night. In Minnesota. In January. While pulling a sled of 30-plus pounds of supplies. This torturefest is called the St. Croix 40 Winter Ultra, and its participants find pleasure in the hardship,” writes Sarah Scoles. While these athletes might be outliers on a global scale, they are not alone in their love for this type of competition. Scoles takes readers inside the fascinating world of endurance athletes and along for the 40 treacherous miles of the St. Croix 40.
PINEWOOD DERBY RACING, AND THE DADS WHO CAN’T GET ENOUGH
Many will recall derby cars from childhood when they built and raced homemade masterpieces for merit badges. But some kids never outgrow those days. In fact, the National Pinewood Derby Racing League is just one of about 10 such leagues across the US. “We’re talking middle-aged dudes with serious big-dad energy who go to great lengths to craft the perfect car—forget prefab kits. Bandsaws shave down the frame components to a quarter of an inch wide; precision lathes trim acrylic wheels; syringes grease nail axles with synthetic oil. All to cross a tiny checkered finish line just one-ten-thousandth of a second faster,” Andrew Zaleski writes.
SURFING’S BIG BREAK
“As surfing prepares for its global spotlight, it is experiencing a seismic shift from a laid-back, go-with-the-flow mindset to one shaped by innovations and data analysis, physiological testing, and technology. Specialists in fields such as nutrition, psychology, and orthopedics are working with US Surfing coaches like Bret Simpson to develop Olympic training regimens that increasingly resemble those long favored by everything from basketball to volleyball,” Bonnie Tsui writes. Even though surfing has to wait another year to make its Olympic debut, PopSci takes an in-depth look at the advancements in the sport and the technologies fueling its 21st-century progress.
GAMERS, START YOUR ENGINES
James Baldwin is among the best esports drivers in the world, and one of several dozen who make a living competing in the digital-racing domain. After winning the second season of the reality competition show World’s Fastest Gamer, Baldwin is attempting to make the shift to a real track, and he’s not the only one taking that leap. The racing world is starting to pay attention to gamers as both potential participants and consumers. PopSci takes a behind-the-scenes look at Baldwin’s journey and the process of turning gamers into racing stars.
PLUS: Who Should Get to Compete as a Woman?; History of Puzzles; Anatomy of a Laugh; Lawn Games for the Summer; Wheelchairs for Olympic Competition; Gaming the (Board-Game) System; Behind the Cover; and more
Wild Escapes | Forgotten Skills | Survival Stories | Heartbreak Hunts
“I hope the stories we’ve gathered here inspire you to get outside, whether it’s for a few hours at the range, a week in the backcountry, or an evening with friends and family around a warm fire.”
—Colin Kearns, Editor-in-Chief
THE LOST ARTS
From fishing to woodsmanship and hunting to survival, there are plenty of tried-and-true methods that have been pushed aside for newer methods. Just because some outdoor skills fall out of favor or fashion, they still get the job done. In fact, many of them are more effective than ever—not to mention they can make a day in the wild that much more fun.
SEASONS WITH BEAR
Every hunter who has ever trained and loved a dog has a story. In a heartfelt and moving essay about the bond between a hunter and his dog, Field & Stream contributor Hal Herring reflects on the time he spent afield and at home with the best hunting buddy he’s ever had. “There were wonders still to come for us—a son and daughter, a small farm, new adventures, lives unfolding and expanding, other dogs, and other hunts. But there was never another time like that one, never another dog like Bear, never that much freedom,” Herring says.
When hunters and anglers go missing or get seriously injured, the men and women of search and rescue get the call—and quickly get to work. Like many SAR teams, the Missoula County Search and Rescue is comprised of volunteers—32 men and women who work across the river and ground, with K-9, rope, air, and avalanche units, and who put in 4,000 hours of work. They invited Field & Stream to follow along on a simulated mission, which led to a stunning photo essay.
Knots fail. Leaders snap. Lures pop free. Whatever the reason, if you spend enough time on the water, you’re going to lose fish—probably some big ones. Field & Stream talked with six of the best anglers about the best lessons learned from their tough breaks. Bernie Schultz talks about the hard hits in his 35 years of pro fishing and his tips for getting largemouth bass in heavy cover, Steve Scepaniak recounts one of the more heartbreaking misses he’s witnessed in his 28 years of guiding and the lesson he learned to reel in more muskies, and more.
PLUS Steelhead Wellington; Best New Fishing and Hunting Gear; Lose Yourself in the Outdoors; the Trick to Fast-Flying Birds; Gone, for Good; and more
Wild Rivers—“That’s what’s so appealing about fishing and hunting the smallest streams and biggest rivers. You can reap the rewards only after putting in the time. Rivers are always changing. They act more like living organisms than static landmarks…. To be successful on these waters, and near them, you must learn to read their habits and be willing to adapt as conditions change.” —Alex Robinson, Editor-in-Chief
PADDLE YOUR WAY TO PARADISE
Rivers were the original highways and backroads that allowed hunters and trappers to crisscross this country. But somewhere between horse-drawn buggies and four-wheel drive with GPS navigation, we forgot about traveling waterways to find uncharted hunting areas and unpressured game. From a raft hunt in Alaska to four rivers that are flush with spring turkeys, the editors of Outdoor Life take you on a tour of the stories, gear, tactics, and remote rivers that will carry you to better ground.
HELL OR HIGH WATER
“I’m here for the bass—and the rapids. We could find more-pristine whitewater out West, but there’s no river with a better story. The New River is a comeback kid,” writes Senior Editor Natalie Krebs. Despite decades of environmental damage, the country’s oldest river remains resilient—and flush with smallmouth bass. But to access the best fishing, you’ll need a boat, the skill to row it, and the will to take on West Virginia’s whitewater.
GODFATHER OF THE BIGHORN
In the 1970s, the Bighorn River was one of the best-kept secrets in the fishing world. Local angler Phil Gonzalez helped put the river on the map, but not in any way he could have imagined. In 1978, he was fishing with friends on the river when a game warden, brandishing a shotgun, arrested Gonzalez and confiscated the 5-pound rainbow they had caught. The arrest and subsequent court case made national headlines and shaped the river’s future. Decades later, Shooting Editor John B. Snow joined Gonzalez on the Bighorn to hear how his life became intertwined with one of our greatest trout fisheries. “As we floated downstream, I listened to him dissect the river. Each twist, side channel, and run had decades’ worth of stories,” writes Snow.
WHEN GOBBLERS GO GHOST
Every turkey hunt is a head trip as much as it’s a pursuit of beard and spur. The gobbler that was so vocal on the roost at dawn has suddenly clammed up. Did you blow a sour call? Or did he move away? While most callers are questioning themselves and the turkeys, Mike Chamberlin at the University of Georgia can tell you precisely why that gobbler went quiet. Hunting Editor Andrew McKean sat down with Chamberlin to go through the new research that might cause you to rethink everything you know about turkey calling. What you learn will make you a smarter and, hopefully, more successful hunter.
PLUS Access Rights and Wrongs; Willow Creek; American Silver; Hunting Nutria in the Louisiana Bayou; Reviving a .270 Winchester; Turkey Hunting Gear Guide; Essential Rowing Tips; and more.
BONNIER CORP. SIGNS NEW LICENSEE
FOR OUTDOOR LIFE BRAND
April 28, 2020 (New York, NY)—Bonnier Corp. continues to expand its Outdoor Life licensing program and has partnered with Tidy Dog Pet Products, a leading pet product manufacturer, to produce natural jerky dog treats, Elise Contarsy, senior vice president of Bonnier Consumer Products, announced today. The Knoxville, Tennessee-based company will produce Outdoor Life Tennessee Pork Dog Jerky, high-quality treats composed of pure pork shoulder, limited ingredients and no preservatives.
“Pet nutrition is a category where we see tremendous opportunity for the Outdoor Life brand. Dogs have been long-trusted companions for a wide range of sporting activities, and we are excited to begin this expansion into the pet space with Tidy Dog,” Contarsy says. “They are a growing, innovative company, while Outdoor Life is an iconic brand with a high level of consumer recognition and trust for pet owners and aspiring pet owners. This is a natural extension of the brand and a perfect fit for both parties.”
“We’re proud to partner with Outdoor Life as their first licensee in the pet industry,” says David Price, CEO of Tidy Dog Pet Products. “We immediately saw the potential of this historic brand in the pet space, and are eager to grow our footprint together.”
Tidy Dog will begin distribution of Outdoor Life Tennessee Pork Dog Jerky in the third quarter of 2020. The product will be available online, in mass and specialty pet retailers, and in veterinary clinics.
Bonnier Consumer Products Group is actively exploring new opportunities for expansion of the Outdoor Life brand and onboarding additional licensees. For information about available categories, please send all inquiries to Richard Oren, [email protected].