RR Donnelley Secures Multimillion Dollar Contract from UK’s Shop Direct Group
CHICAGO/LONDON—Jan. 25, 2011—RR Donnelley & Sons Co. has secured a multimillion dollar, multi-year contract with Shop Direct Group (SDG), the UK’s largest online and home shopping retailer. SDG has a number of retail brands within its portfolio, including Littlewoods, Very.co.uk, isme and Woolworths.
Under the terms of the contract anticipated to start in March, RR Donnelley will provide a broad range of services to Shop Direct Group, including premedia, print management, transactional print, fulfillment and inbound document processing. The company will also employ a variety of technologies in support of Shop Direct Group’s integrated communications program.
Its proprietary MediaCompass digital asset management and workflow platform will be used by RR Donnelley employees on two continents in support of catalog preparation. The print management service will encompass the production of tens of millions of catalogs and direct mail pieces. In addition, RR Donnelley will leverage its expertise and experience to handle the composition, production and delivery of more than 100 million transactional mail pieces per annum, with disaster recovery and business continuity resources through its Critical Mail Continuity Services (CMCS) operations. The inbound document processing element of the solution includes handling correspondence which will also be managed by RR Donnelley, using a blend of local and international resources.
Keith Basnett, Group Chief Operating Officer for Shop Direct Group, said, “We believe that RR Donnelley will be well-positioned to successfully manage a comprehensive range of customer communication services for us. We know they have proven global capabilities in managing large scale print operations across both marketing and transactional documents and also in helping to transform and optimize their clients’ customer communications process. We look forward to working with them.”
John Paloian, RR Donnelley’s Chief Operating Officer, stated, “We are delighted to have secured the contract to provide Shop Direct Group with best-in-class document preparation, production, fulfillment and processing services. Our solution will leverage our market-leading technology and operational platform and reflects our global ability to deliver multi-service, integrated solutions for business-critical communications.”
About RR Donnelley
RR Donnelley (Nasdaq:RRD) is a global provider of integrated communications. Founded more than 146 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.
Source: Company press release.