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Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Renews Multi-Year Agreement with Quebecor World

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

2/6/07 -- Quebecor World Inc. announced yesterday a multi-year contract renewal with Williams-Sonoma, Inc., a leading specialty retailer of products for the home, to produce the Pottery Barn, PBteen and Pottery Barn Bed and Bath catalogs. This agreement covers a full service offering that includes offset printing, logistics services and mail list technologies. "We are pleased to build on this successful 25-year partnership. Quebecor World has proven to be a partner we trust. The catalogs printed by Quebecor World represent a majority of Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s circulation and reflect our highest quality expectations," said Pat Connolly, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. "While they remain focused on quality, service and delivery, Quebecor World continues to present us with new opportunities and technology solutions to benefit our brands." "We are honored to be awarded this work by a company that is a clear leader in the multi-channel marketplace and look forward to building on our partnership in the years to come," said Wes Lucas, President and CEO of Quebecor World. "Our relationship with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. exemplifies Quebecor World's commitment to creating the highest value for our customers, our employees and our shareholders by broadening our full-service offering." Quebecor World offered Williams-Sonoma, Inc. a multi-plant solution, which improved overall distribution accuracy, enhanced quality, increased production flexibility and reduced cycle time. By utilizing multiple plants and sharing unique strengths, including co-mail, regional distribution and throughput capabilities, Quebecor World optimized distribution, production and cost efficiencies for Williams-Sonoma, Inc. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. found a great deal of value in the number of strategic solutions that Quebecor World has proposed over the years, including press efficiencies, quality and service, a compelling logistics program, personalization and mail list services. These solutions are complemented by Quebecor World's understanding of the multi-channel marketplace and our ability to offer interactive marketing services including partnering with Nurun Ant farm Interactive, the third largest independent interactive agency in the world.

 

 

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