RR Donnelley Awarded Multiyear Agreement by Williams-Sonoma
CHICAGO—Mar 23, 2010—R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. (NASDAQ:RRD) today announced that it has been awarded a multiyear catalog production and distribution services agreement by Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a specialty retailer of high quality products for the home in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Under the terms of the agreement RR Donnelley will produce the Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn and Pottery Barn Bed & Bath catalogs.
“The importance of our brands’ catalogs cannot be overstated. They are a key marketing vehicle and play a very important role in how our customers interact and shop with our brands. As we look towards the future we know innovation in printing and distribution will become a key competitive advantage and that was central to our decision to partner with RR Donnelley. RR Donnelley offers a comprehensive platform that delivers exceptional value by compressing costs and providing more flexible communications options,” stated Patrick Connolly, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Williams-Sonoma, Inc. “Their additional capabilities open the door to helping us drive additional value as we draw on their commercial printing, direct mail, label, and catalog distribution expertise.”
“We are very pleased to have the opportunity to continue to work with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and to expand the range of solutions that we provide to their brands,” said John Paloian, RR Donnelley’s Chief Operating Officer. “The collaborative, integrated communications capabilities that we have developed are an ideal fit for multi-channel retailers like Williams-Sonoma, Inc. that serve their customers through catalogs, retail stores and the Internet.”
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (NASDAQ: RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 145 years ago, the company works collaboratively with more than 60,000 customers worldwide to develop custom communications solutions that reduce costs, enhance ROI and ensure compliance. Drawing on a range of proprietary and commercially available digital and conventional technologies deployed across four continents, the company employs a suite of leading Internet based capabilities and other resources to provide premedia, printing, logistics and business process outsourcing products and services to leading clients in virtually every private and public sector.