United Stationers Inc. (NASDAQ: USTR), Deerfield, IL, reported full-year 2014 sales of $5.3 billion, an increase of 4.8 percent from the prior year. Profit decreased 3.2 percent to $119.2 million.
Fourth-quarter sales were $1.3 billion, an increase of 8.9 percent from the prior-year period. Profit decreased 24.3 percent to $25.8 million.
"Throughout 2015 we will continue to invest in a common operating/information technology platform and will be rebranding the company consistent with our vision and strategy to be the fastest and most convenient solution for workplace essentials," said Cody Phipps, president and CEO.