Bunzl acquires six companies to enhance its presence in the markets it serves. To expand its offering to non-food retailers, the company purchases CDW Merchants, experts in packaging and merchandising solutions. With the acquisition of FoodHandler, Bunzl provides foodservice operators with a greater range of disposable gloves and other food-handling products.


The company increases its reach throughout North America and beyond with the purchase of disposable supplies distributor Service Paper Company in the U.S. Northwest and Schwarz Supply Source, a store supplies distributor operating in the U.S. and internationally. To further extend into the agricultural market, Bunzl purchased Destiny Packaging, a flexible packaging company serving growers in California and Arizona. Finally, the company expands into the safety market in Canada by acquiring McCordick Glove & Safety, a distributor of personal protective equipment (PPE).