Quebecor Reaches Deals With Albertsons, Simon & Schuster
The agreement expands Quebecor's existing relationship with Albertsons in which the print firm produced 20 percent of the retailer's ad inserts. Quebecor now will print a majority of Albertsons inserts, about 40 million weekly, Quebecor said.
Quebecor facilities in Arizona, British Columbia, California, Massachusetts, Oklahoma and Tennessee will print the inserts. Albertsons, Boise, ID, is a $38 million company with 2,300 retail outlets in 22 states. Its brands include Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Acme, Sav-on Drugs, Osco Drug, Albertsons-Osco, Albertsons-Sav-on, Max Foods and Super Saver.
Quebecor World, Greenwich, CT, also announced a $230 million contract to print book titles for publisher Simon & Schuster. The printer will use its facilities in Buffalo, NY; Fairfield, CT; and Martinsburg, WV, to fulfill the contract.