New Era at RIS

Last month it was announced that the parent company of RIS News, Edgell Communications, had merged with another business-to-business publishing powerhouse, Stagnito Business Information, forming the industry’s most comprehensive resource for everything retail.
The newly formed, Stagnito + Edgell, has a host of retail focused media brands including RIS News, Progressive Grocer, Convenience Store News and many others. A full list of the media offerings and more information on the newly formed company is available at

The merger was driven by private equity investor RFE Investment Partners. Their participation will allow Stagnito + Edgell to develop more powerful products and services for its audience and customers, through future acquisitions as well as organic growth. RIS News will continue to produce the high-quality technology content it has been known for over its nearly 30 years of existence. In fact, the combined resources of the new company will allow RIS to take its content and retail community building to the next level.

“We are well on the way to creating the definitive Retail Business Intelligence resource for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors,” said Kollin Stagnito, CEO, Stagnito + Edgell. “The combined companies will inform, connect, and provide predictive analysis for retailers, retail suppliers, and technology vendors through custom and syndicated research, data, media, and events.

“Customers will have access to business intelligence throughout the retail product lifecycle. Other media, research, and data companies provide parts of this solution today, but no company has connected the dots to allow those involved in retail to find solutions to all their challenges in one place.”

Everyone here at RIS and Stagnito + Edgell are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for the company. As we continue to move forward and build the brand we want to hear from you. If there is something you would like to see us focus our efforts on please drop us a line. We value your feedback and want to build the best possible media brand for our audience.