MDM Interview: United Stationers On Private Label & Data-Sharing
Part II: Master Distributor is in private label because our customers ask for it.""
February 25, 2008
MDM spoke with United Stationers CEO Dick Gochnauer recently about the company's move into the industrial sector as well as the role it plays as a master distributor. In Part II of this interview, Gochnauer addresses private label, recruiting and retaining employees and data-sharing. MDM: How is United Stationers preparing for a potential economic slowdown in the next year?
Dick Gochnauer: I have less concern over industrial, foodservice and JanSan. In the office products space, we are seeing a slowdown. We saw it starting to occur in 2007. We figured it was coming and it did. We are prepared if the economic slowdown continues in 2008. We are planning to get growth but know that it may be more challenging. The good news in the office ...