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Bon Appétit editor-in-chief to leave

Barbara Fairchild will be leaving following decision to move headquarters from California to New Yor

Editor-in-chief of Bon Appétit, Barbara Fairchild, will be leaving her position later this year, as the magazine shifts its headquarters from California to New York, announced the title's publisher Condé Nast on Monday.

Fairchild, who has been associated with Bon Appétit for 32 years and has served as editor for the last 10 years, will be supervising the transition.

However, according to a Condé Nast spokesperson, Fairchild was unwilling to relocate and will be quitting to seek other opportunities and work on other projects for the publisher.

In a release, the company said that it will announce a replacement for Fairchild after the magazine relocates to New York.

Condé Nast said that the shift in location was part of its larger consolidation strategy.

"The move of Bon Appétit's editorial headquarters to New York is part of the company's continuing efforts to strategically align our brands for future growth and to enhance efficiencies and coordination by consolidating our assets," said chief executive Charles H Townsend.

Bon Appétit is the company's only food title after Condé Nast closed its flagship Gourmet magazine last October.