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New editor for Model Retailer

Published: September 6, 2012
Jeff Reich

Jeff Reich has been named the new editor of Model Retailer. He replaces Hal Miller, now managing editor of sister Kalmbach Publishing Co. magazine Model Railroader.

Reich is a veteran of the publishing business, starting as a copy editor more than 20 years ago in Mexico City at the Mexico Journal, an English-language newsweekly. He's held positions at other magazines and newspapers, and for the past 12 years, has been managing editor and editor of The Writer, another Kalmbach Publishing Co. title.

While there, the magazine garnered nine awards for editorial excellence from Folio magazine.

Reich also has a background in retail. He spent a number of years as a bookseller, managing independent and foreign-language stores in Milwaukee, Wis.

"As with hobby shops, locally owned bookstores face bigger, resource-rich competitors that can make running a profitable business difficult," Reich said. "Still, they have found ways to grow their businesses, and we’ll explore even more ways to grow yours in future issues of Model Retailer."