Brown, WC and Quad Net Hearst Pacts

WASECA, MN—Brown Printing announced that it has reached a five-year agreement with Hearst Magazines to produce and distribute five of the publisher’s magazine titles: Food Network Magazine Esquire, Marie Claire, Popular Mechanics and Town&Country.

Under terms of a new five-year, multimillion-dollar agreement, Quad/Graphics will become Hearst Magazines’ largest print supplier starting in January 2011. Quad/Graphics will print Good Housekeeping, O, The Oprah Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, House Beautiful and Veranda. The magazines will be produced at Quad/Graphics’ Sussex and Lomira, WI, plants. Quad/Graphics has printed Veranda at its Lomira facility since May 2007.

In addition, Montreal-based Worldcolor has signed a multiyear agreement to print Cosmopolitan, Country Living, Redbook and Seventeen magazines for Hearst.

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