Nation’s Restaurant News names new editor

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Sarah Lockyer has been named the new editor of industry publication Nation’s Restaurant News.

A story on its website states, “Since late 2009, Lockyer has served as executive online editor at Nation’s Restaurant News, building the brand’s market-leading digital presence, which includes the online hub of NRN.com — twice relaunched since 2009 — and its portfolio of e-newsletters, anchored by the daily NRN a.m. Lockyer also has developed NRN’s video platform, which now boasts more than 2,000 restaurant-focused videos, and products such as Market Monitor and the Social 200.

“NRN.com was just named a Best Website finalist in the 2013 Neal Awards, the most prestigious business-to-business journalism competition. NRN a.m. was named a Neal Awards finalist for Best Newsletter in 2011.

“‘Nation’s Restaurant News is the biggest media brand in foodservice, with an unrivaled audience that looks to us for news, trend analysis and data to help drive their businesses,’ Lockyer says. ‘I am both excited and honored to be named editor-in-chief at a time when NRN is ready to reach new levels both in print and digital media and to further our editorial mission of providing the best information for and about the restaurant industry.’

“A nine-year veteran at Nation’s Restaurant News, Lockyer joined the team in 2004 as a financial editor, covering mergers and acquisitions, corporate earnings, and financing. She helped redesign the award-winning magazine’s financial section and was part of the editorial team producing a weekly publication.”

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