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Sonepar Acquires Industrial Distribution Group, Routeco

September 18, 2014 | by Sonepar | Comments

The acquisitions reinforce Sonepar's commitment to the industrial/MRO business, as well as strengthening its position with entries into new countries.                             

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ISA Members See Market Expansion

September 19, 2014 10:09 am | by Industrial Supply Association

However, the Manufacturer and Distributor Indexes moved in opposite directions for the fourth straight month.                                         

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Home Depot Breach Affected 56 Million Debit, Credit Cards

September 19, 2014 9:40 am | by Anne D'Innocenzio, AP Retail Writer

The size of the theft at Home Depot trails only that of TJX Companies' heist of 90 million records disclosed in 2007.                                      

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4 Suppliers Merge To Launch SupplyTime.com

September 19, 2014 9:18 am | by Supply.com

The recent launch merges four favored suppliers into a single online resource complete with the company’s noteworthy personal support and expertise.                             

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Rexel Undergoes Reorganization In Europe

September 19, 2014 9:10 am | by Rexel

Rexel's new structure in Europe combines two of its three European zones in order to form a new Southern, Central, and Eastern Europe zone.                               

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UID Rebrands As University Of Innovative Distribution

September 18, 2014 4:34 pm | by University of Innovative Distribution

The educational program changes its name, logo, and message to reflect its evolution in serving wholesale distribution.                                     

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Alibaba's Plan: Today, China. Tomorrow, The World

September 18, 2014 3:54 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer

As Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba readies what could be the biggest initial public offering ever on the New York Stock Exchange, it is quietly hinting at plans to expand into the U.S.                 

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Fed Keeps Rates Low, But Brace For The Inevitable

September 18, 2014 3:43 pm | by Paul Wiseman & Martin Crutsinger, AP Economics Writers

In coming months, as the prospect of higher rates nears, traders might once again dump stocks and bonds and send prices tumbling.                                   

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Ace Hardware To Offer In-Store Pickup Through eBay Partnership

September 18, 2014 10:04 am | by eBay Enterprise

Ace selected eBay Enterprise to enhance its omnichannel capabilities as the company ramps up its efforts to stay competitive, drive sales, and generate new customer acquisition efforts.                   

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More Than Half Of U.S. Companies Project Increased Energy Efficiency In 2015

September 18, 2014 9:55 am | by Schneider Electric

Byproducts of increased efficiency, including cost reductions, and optimized business processes, were reported as benefits.                                     

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U.S. Producer Prices Unchanged In August

September 18, 2014 9:49 am | by Associated Press

Economists had expected that the producer price index had risen 0.1 percent in August from the previous month.                                        

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MAPI Quarterly U.S. Industrial Outlook: Broad-Based Growth

September 18, 2014 9:43 am | by Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)

The MAPI Foundation forecasts manufacturing production growth of 3.4 percent in 2014, 4.0 percent in 2015, and 3.6 percent in 2016.                                  

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HD Supply Opens Houston Distribution Center

September 18, 2014 9:28 am | by HD Supply

The facility will employ more than 100 associates when fully staffed, bringing new job opportunities to the Houston area.                                   

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BlackHawk Industrial Acquires Certain Assets Of Marshall Tool

September 17, 2014 11:40 am | by BlackHawk Industrial

BlackHawk Industrial, a market-leading distributor of metalworking and industrial supplies, has announced the acquisition of certain assets of the Marshall Tool — Salt Lake City, Utah operation.          

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Infor Aligns With MercuryGate

September 17, 2014 10:53 am | by The Associated Press

Infor, provider of business application software serving more than 73,000 customers, has announced a reseller agreement with MercuryGate International to bolster transportation management within the existing supply chain portfolio.   

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Alibaba Risk: China's Rise Leaves Out Investors

September 17, 2014 10:50 am | by Paul Wiseman & Marcy Gordon, AP Business Writers

American investors are clamoring to buy a stake in Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, which is launching what may prove the biggest initial public stock offering ever.              

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United Stationers Expands Product Line For Breakrooms

September 17, 2014 10:43 am | by United Stationers

In response to the growing breakroom segment, currently representing a $4 billion market in the U.S., United Stationers has expanded its assortment of office-friendly products and brands to its valuable breakroom program.     

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UPS Expects To Hire Around 95,000 Seasonal Workers

September 16, 2014 10:32 am | by The Associated Press

UPS plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal workers to help with package deliveries during the busy holiday season.                        

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Airgas Extends Partnership With Operation Homefront

September 16, 2014 10:27 am | by Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc has reaffirmed its commitment to Operation Homefront, a San Antonio-based national nonprofit that supports America's troops.                   

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Grainger And National Safety Council Launch New Safety Campaign

September 16, 2014 10:22 am | by Grainger

The National Safety Council and Grainger, the National Founding Sponsor, has launched the Journey to Safety Excellence Campaign at the NSC Congress & Expo.               

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Kaman Announces Sale Of Moosup Facility

September 16, 2014 10:18 am | by Business Wire

Kaman Corporation has announced that its subsidiary, Kaman Aerospace Corporation, has sold its former manufacturing facility in Moosup, Connecticut, which has been idle since 2004.            

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