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MDM Interview: The Role of the Master Distributor

United Stationers, with sales approaching $5 billion, is a master distributor of business, foodservice and janitorial supplies, and recently moved into the industrial space with the purchase of ORS Nasco, a master distributor of industrial supplies with sales of close to $300 million.

MDM recently sat down with United Stationers'CEO Dick Gochnauer to talk about United's recent move into the industrial sector, as well as what the company is seeing in the various market segments it serves. United Stationers has recently embarked on a journey to expand its e-commerce capabilities with its distributor customers.

It also plans to spread best practices from its core competency -office products distribution -into other segments: JanSan (served by its ...

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