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Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade Magazine to Re-Launch in 2012 as Part of Semi-Homemade Brand Reorganization Hoffman Media to Publish their Final Issue in January/February 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning in 2012, as part of a new and exciting multi-platform approach, Sandra Lee will consolidate all her brand assets, including Sandra Lee's books, specials and Sandra's other digital product licensing and electronic assets.  As a result, Hoffman Media, LLC, which has been publishing her Semi-Homemade Magazine since February 2009, will publish their final issue in January/February of next year. The announcement was made jointly today by Sandra Lee and Hoffman Media and both parties acknowledge the decision was mutual and beneficial to each company.

"Hoffman Media has been a wonderful partner and very helpful in building the semi-homemade brand," said Lee.  "Successfully growing a brand in the current media landscape requires a strategic, integrated approach to all platforms.  As a result, I am putting all the elements of my businesses together in one place as part of an exciting new multi-platform venture, which will be announced."

Phyllis Hoffman DePiano, President of Hoffman Media, said, "It was an exciting and unique opportunity to work with Sandra and her brand.  She has been a wonderful partner.  We wish her well in her new brand focus."

About Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade

Sandra Lee is an internationally acclaimed home and food expert with two multi-Emmy-nominated television shows "Semi-Homemade Cooking with Sandra Lee" and "Sandra's Money Saving Meals," both air on Food Network in the United States and in 63 countries.  With 25 books to her credit, Sandra is a New York Times and Amazon.com best-selling author that has revolutionized the way people think about from scratch methods. With her trademark 70/30 philosophy, Sandra Lee has become the advocate for the overextended homemaker making every meal and project accessible, affordable and aspirational.  Both brands allow anyone to take 100% of the credit for something that feels and tastes as if it were made completely from scratch, while saving homemakers 35-50 percent on every grocery store bill.

About Hoffman Media, LLC

Since 1983, Hoffman Media has been a leader in special-interest publications.  Targeting the women's market, the company publishes Cooking with Paula Deen, Victoria, TeaTime, Southern Lady, Taste of the South, Phyllis Hoffman Celebrate, Cottage Journal, Just CrossStitch, and Sew Beautiful.

SOURCE Sandra Lee Semi-Homemade




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