Our Story and Leadership
We are Bunzl Retail Services.
Trusted by hundreds of major retailers across the globe,
we provide on-time, in-full delivery of all supplies, packaging,
and other not-for-resale goods through a sustainably and
ethically sourced supply chain.
Before we were known as Bunzl Retail Services, we were called Schwarz Supply Source. In the beginning, we first opened the doors of a small Chicago storefront in 1907 as a supplier of paper and packaging products to local businesses. Over the next 100 years, Schwarz Supply quickly came to be recognized as the leading retail supply company in the U.S.
In 2013, Schwarz Supply was acquired by Bunzl PLC, a provider of one-stop-shop, on-time and in-full specialist distribution services across more than 30 countries, supplying a broad range of internationally and responsibly sourced non-food products to a variety of market sectors.
Over the next several years, Bunzl brought together previous and new acquisitions to form together Bunzl Retail Services, a fully expansive portfolio of products and services for North American retailers. Companies included Diversified Distribution Systems (DDS), CDW Merchants, Keenpac, Retail Resource LP, and Christine Taylor Collection, among others. Together, with the power of a global supply network, Bunzl Retail Services was poised to offer retailers with the greatest amount of resources of any retail supplies provider.
Bunzl Retail Services is the one-stop
shop for all retail supply needs.
We help keep retailers improve omnichannel operations–
with just-in-time supplies delivery and an expert logistics team
that is focused on only one thing: retail supplies and packaging.
Trusted by hundreds of major retailers across the globe, Bunzl Retail Services provides on-time, in-full delivery of all supplies, packaging, and other not-for-resale goods through a sustainably-sourced supply chain—and it delivers them to retailers in whatever way they need, from direct-to-store to cross-dock delivery.
Goods-not-for-resale include packaging and other store supplies and a full range of cleaning and hygiene products, to retail chains, boutiques, department stores, office supply companies and related e-commerce sales channels.
Bunzl believes it has a responsibility to support its customers in determining and delivering their strategies, including their sustainability strategies and equity commitments.
Bunzl collaborates with companies to reduce their single use plastic footprint and transition to more sustainable products.
Its framework for sustainability includes a responsible supply chain, an investment in a diverse workforce, action on climate change, and sustainable solutions for its customers.
Senior Vice President,
Bunzl Retail Services
JaNette M. Barnett
Business Development and Marketing
Operations and Logistics