Transcontinental Inc.’s Media Sector, TC Media, announced the sale of 30 publications, including 21 weeklies in the Montréal area, the Métro Montréal weekday newspaper, as well as 8 publications in the Québec City area to a Canadian corporation of which Mr. Michael Raffoul, a Montréal-based businessman, is President. The transaction includes all web properties related to the titles sold as well as the Québec Hebdo website. In total, 119 employees of the various publications and 20 employees from TC Media’s Production team are transferred to the acquirer. TC Transcontinental also concluded a multi-year agreement for the printing of all of these titles, as well as for the distribution, with the exception of Métro Montréal, which is already under contract with Mr. Raffoul’s print media distribution company. In addition to the Métro Montréal newspaper, the Montréal-area publications included in this transaction are: Ambiance/Rendez Vous, L’Avenir de l’Est, Cités Nouvelles, Courrier Ahuntsic, Courrier Bordeaux-Cartierville, Corriere Italiano, L’Express d’Outremont – L’Express Mont-Royal, Le Flambeau Mercier-Anjou, Le Guide Montréal-Nord, Le Magazine de l’Île-des-Soeurs, L’Informateur de Rivière-des-Prairies, Journal de Rosemont, Messager Lachine & Dorval, Le Messager LaSalle, Le Messager Verdun, Nouvelles Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Les Nouvelles Saint-Laurent News, Le Plateau, Progrès Saint-Léonard, Villeray–Parc-Ex Petite Patrie and La Voix Pop. For the Québec City area: L’Actuel, L’Appel, L’Autre Voix, Beauport Express, Charlesbourg Express, Le Jacques-Cartier, Journal Habitation and Le Québec Express, as well as the Québec Hebdo website. Click Read More below for additional information.
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD) (NYSE: RRD), a leading global provider of multichannel solutions for marketing and business communications, was recognized by Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) with a 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award for its work on the company’s labeling throughout the year.
“We are grateful for the trust Hormel Foods Corporation has instilled in us to continually execute on their behalf through the years,” said Bruce Hanson, President, RRD Labels & Forms. “Being recognized with the Spirit of Excellence Award is an honor and a testament to how our teams collaborate with each of our clients to get the job done. We have and will continue to work seamlessly with Hormel Foods to ensure we are providing high quality label products and solutions that enable their business units to function at peak performance.”
RRD has been working with Hormel Foods for more than two decades, producing more than 250 million labels each year that are used in the company’s storing and shipping process. RRD has worked to identify the best solutions for the company’s needs, including determining the right materials and adhesives to ensure that each label is effective no matter the manufacturing facility or storage location.
“We are proud to partner with RRD,” said Curtis Southard, Director of Purchasing, Hormel Foods. “Through our more than 20 years of working together, RRD has played a key role in helping us deliver inspired food to people around the world. We look forward to continuing our work together and are thrilled to be able to recognize their work with a Spirit of Excellence Award.”
The 2018 Spirit of Excellence Award recognizes suppliers who played a role in the company’s continuous improvement process throughout the last year. Suppliers touch various areas of the Hormel Foods business, including contractors, pork procurement provisions, ingredients, packaging and transportation, and maintained a minimum supplier rating index score of 92 throughout the 12-month period. The score is determined by a universal measurement system that ensures each supplier is held to the same standards, such as making on-time deliveries and providing high-level customer support. This year, 71 suppliers were recognized for their work.