Updated April 24, 2020
Valassis Coronavirus Update
During this unprecedented time, we want to assure our clients, partners, and consumers of our goal to minimize disruptions, preserve our ability to serve our clients and their customers, and protect the health and safety of all our employees.
We are operational and keeping a close eye on the health and safety of the Valassis family and the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. Our employees who can work from home are doing so. With this shift to working remotely, we are committed to delivering the highest level of performance and availability. We also have additional leave options and workplace guidelines in place. Valassis’ taskforce is charged with updating contingency plans and adapting our approach, as needed. We are diligently monitoring status updates from both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
Our Manufacturing locations continue to be operational, in accordance with state and local mandates, and we will make any required adjustments, based on changing local conditions and government requirements. Our operations support essential businesses including grocery, drugstores, consumer packaged goods, healthcare and the U.S. Postal Service (USPS). The USPS – an essential function under federal law during times of emergency – relies on continued operations of the mailing and printing industry participants, like Valassis, as vital to its continued performance. We remain committed to the production and distribution of our clients’ content that supports consumers’ ability to plan, shop, and save on things they need every day.
Currently, we are actively distributing our clients’ promotions across both our digital marketing and print advertising solutions without delays. We are in close contact with partners, including the USPS which is operating business-as-usual. At this time, the in-home delivery windows of our RetailMeNot Everyday™ print portfolio have remained intact and there have been no significant distribution issues in any market.
Our operations teams are working closely with partners to stay alerted of any market distribution changes, disruptions, and updates to service; we are actively building alternative distribution solutions should we encounter short- or long-term delivery disruption. We are well positioned to continue to help our clients engage consumers across a number of platforms, which could include increasing digital consumer engagement, expanding our private carrier network, and leveraging local newspaper delivery.
Please check back here for ongoing updates. Valassis is continuously reviewing our preparedness plan and assessing ways to maintain critical processes.