Quad/Graphics Expands and Extends Agreement to Print and Distribute USA WEEKEND
Posted: 9/28/2012 | By: Press Release
Quad/Graphics, Inc. (NYS: QUAD) , announced that it has expanded and extended its agreement with Gannett Co., Inc., to print copies of USA WEEKEND, a Sunday magazine inserted into 700+ newspapers weekly. The new, longer-term multiyear agreement will include additional incremental print volume beginning in 2016, as well as additional freight, logistics and distribution services volume.
"USA WEEKENDhas an impressive reach and impact with a circulation of more than 22 million copies," said Joel Quadracci, Chairman, President & CEO. "Under this new agreement, Quad/Graphics will continue to print the major portion of those copies, using a new manufacturing plan that optimizes all the strengths of our industry-leading gravure printing network. We are picking up additional future volume and we look forward to a growing service relationship with Gannett."
J. Austin Ryan, Senior Vice President of Operations for Gannett Publishing Services, said the new agreement with Quad/Graphics offers multiple improvements to the manufacturing and distribution model. "Quad configured a new and improved services platform that will provide significant savings in time and money for us," Ryan said. "We appreciate Quad/Graphics partnering with us to improve this aspect of our business."