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For the quarter, industrial supplies sales grew 23.4 percent and the janitorial & breakroom category expanded 10.8 percent. These gains were partially offset by declines in other categories: 4.8 percent in technology, 1 percent in office products, and 11.7 percent in office furniture.
"United Stationers is entering 2012 with strong momentum in its growth businesses," said Cody Phipps, president and CEO. "We are not counting on any improvement in the economy or jobs picture, and we believe the challenges in the office products category will continue. As a result we are taking action to better position the company for future growth. We are optimizing our network of distribution centers and we are realigning our resources to support growth businesses, while keeping the core strong. Cost savings will fund growth investment in a way that keeps our cost structure very competitive."