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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.                                         


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.                                      


4 Suppliers Merge To Launch

September 19, 2014 9:18 am | by

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


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.                               


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.                                     


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.                 


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.                                   


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.                   


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.                                     


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.                                        


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.                                  


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.                                   


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.          


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.   


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.              


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.     


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.                        


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.                   


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.               


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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