Magazines in Italy: 31.2% in terms of value
Mondadori France: 10.9% (advertising, in terms of volume)
The Mondadori Group is one of the top publishing companies in Europe. It is Italy’s biggest book and magazine publisher and the third largest in the consumer magazine segment in France. Mondadori’s activities also include retailing, with a network of more than 600 bookstores throughout the country.
The Group is the absolute leader in Italy’s book market, operating through publishing houses including Edizioni Mondadori, Einaudi, Piemme, Sperling & Kupfer and Electa. On top of that, in april 2016, the Company has completed the acquisition of RCS Libri strengthening its competitive position on the Italian trade and education books market, and on the international illustrated books market.
In magazines, Mondadori publishes some of Italy’s most-read and well-known titles, including Panorama, the country’s first ever news weekly; Grazia, Italy’s first women’s magazine – now distributed internationally; some of the country’s top-selling titles such as Donna Moderna, Chi, TuStyle and TV Sorrisi e Canzoni; and Casabella, Italy’s first and most prestigious magazine on architecture. Mondadori France publishes the weekly Closer, the top-seller among women’s titles. Mondadori also operates internationally thanks to a network of partners.
The Mondadori Group employs 3,076 people and in 2015 generated 1.122 billion euros in sales. Marina Berlusconi is chairman of the company as of February 2003 and since October 2005 has been chairman of Fininvest SpA, the holding company that owns the 50.39% of Mondadori. Ernesto Mauri has been chief executive officer since March 2013. Arnoldo Mondadori Editore shares have been listed on the Milan stock exchange since 1982.
Since its foundation in 1907, Mondadori’s mission has been to encourage the widest possible dissemination of culture and ideas with a product range that spans all genres and reaches all readers. After a century spent at the heart of Italian culture, the Mondadori Group is now undertaking a strategy of international expansion. Its aim is to use the main Mondadori magazine brands to export style and quality worldwide along with Italian excellence in fashion, design and cooking.