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RR Donnelley Awarded Multi-Year Deal from Williams-Sonoma

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, Feb. 27 -- R.R. Donnelley has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide the combined print and logistics services for Williams-Sonoma, Inc.'s namesake concept, Williams-Sonoma Catalog For Cooks, and emerging brands Williams-Sonoma Home and West Elm catalogs. This leading retailer of high quality products for the home continues effectively to utilize catalogs as a critical component of its multi-channel marketing strategy. "The combined strength of the people, technology, distribution scale, and overall capabilities of RR Donnelley gave us the confidence to entrust them with the catalog production of three of our pre-eminent brands," said Patrick Connolly, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Williams- Sonoma, Inc. John Paloian, Group President, Global Print Solutions, RR Donnelley stated, "It is a distinct pleasure to welcome this exciting growth-oriented customer to our platform. Williams-Sonoma, Inc. clearly understands their marketplace as they identify new opportunities for extending their powerful brands to 'own the home.' As their brands continue to evolve, we are confident that the strength and diversity of our platform leaves us well positioned to increase the value that we bring to this relationship. "Additionally, RR Donnelley's efforts in environmental responsibility and achievement of FSC certification are clearly aligned with premier multi- channel market leaders like Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and we applaud their recent decision to print all of their catalogs on paper from sources having FSC certification." Paloian continued, "RR Donnelley will continue to focus on exceeding customer expectations and delivering superior value as the primary means to winning new work. The hands-on experience of our senior management team, combined with the expertise of our craftsmen and women, brings a competitive advantage to our customers, as they look for new ways increase the effectiveness of their catalog operations."

 

 

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