Second quarter net sales were $848 million, down $58 million, or 6.4%, from the second quarter of 2016. After adjusting for the December 2, 2016 acquisition of Continuum and the March 1, 2017 acquisition of Hudson Yards, changes in foreign exchange rates, and pass-through paper sales, organic net sales decreased 6.8% from the second quarter of 2016. The decrease in organic net sales was due to lower volume and price declines in both the Print and Office Products segments.
Allen Press, Inc. and The Pitch magazine are pleased to announce a new printing relationship. The Pitch will be printed in Lawrence, Kansas by Allen Press beginning with the June 2018 issue.
“As local owners ourselves, we’re really pleased to connect with Allen Press to be our exclusive magazine printing partner,” said Stephanie Carey. Carey and her husband Adam, both natives of Kansas City, purchased The Pitch late last year and restored the alternative publication to local ownership again for the first time in nearly twenty years.
“We knew of Allen Press by its reputation for high-quality work in the Kansas City area and the region,” said Adam Carey, chief operating officer for The Pitch. “They share our commitment to the Lawrence and Kansas City communities and we think they’re an ideal fit,” he added.
“The Pitch leaders have an exciting plan to increase Lawrence music and entertainment coverage and we’re delighted they chose us to be their local printer in Lawrence,” said Maria Preston-Cargill, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Allen Press.
Locally owned, Allen Press uses the latest technology to provide advanced print production to publication, commercial, digital and trade markets.
Allen Press and The Pitch staff will co-host a meet and greet event on Wednesday, June 6 at Allen Press from 2:00 to 4:00pm. Downtown and East Lawrence business owners and staff are invited to stop by to meet The Pitch owners and hear their plans for bringing more focus to Lawrence.