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.

OUR HISTORY

Our roots date back more than 115 years.

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. 

Becoming a global company with worldwide reach.

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. 

Adding even more retail supplies experience and expertise

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.

OUR TODAY

Focused exclusively on retail—supported by the global distribution network of one the world’s largest supply distributors

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.

Committed to a sustainable and equitable global supply chain

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.

LEADERSHIP TEAM

Bruce Barton

Senior Vice President,
Bunzl Retail Services

Lori Gordon

Vice President,
Customer Experience

Debbie Chan

Vice President,
Finance

Rich Bonaker

Vice President,
Consolidation Services

JaNette M. Barnett

Vice President,
Business Development and Marketing

Michael Max

Vice President,
Information Technology

David Catris

Vice President,
Procurement

Marie Hurst

Vice President,
Operations and Logistics

Discover the difference a
consolidated supplies distribution program
makes to the bottom line.

Plus, it only adds to a more just and sustainable supply chain.