All About Bunzl

We are Bunzl Retail Services.

Trusted by hundreds of major retailers across the globe, we provide on-time, in-full delivery of all supplies, packaging, and other not-for-resale goods through a sustainably and ethically sourced supply chain.

History Being Made

Our roots date back more than 115 years.

Before we were known as Bunzl Retail Services, we were called Schwarz Supply Source. In the beginning, we first opened the doors of a small Chicago storefront in 1907 as a supplier of paper and packaging products to local businesses. Over the next 100 years, Schwarz Supply quickly came to be recognized as the leading retail supply company in the U.S.

Becoming a global company with worldwide reach.

In 2013, Schwarz Supply was acquired by Bunzl PLC, a provider of one-stop shop, on-time and in-full specialist distribution services across more than 30 countries, supplying a broad range of internationally and responsibly sourced non-food products to a variety of market sectors.

Adding even more retail supplies experience and expertise.

Over the next several years, Bunzl brought together previous and new acquisitions to form together Bunzl Retail Services, a fully expansive portfolio of products and services for North American retailers. Companies included Diversified Distribution Systems (DDS), CDW Merchants, Keenpac, Retail Resource LP, and Christine Taylor Collection, among others. Together, with the power of a global supply network, Bunzl Retail Services was poised to offer retailers with the greatest amount of resources of any retail supplies provider.

Bunzl Today

Focused exclusively on retail—supported by the global distribution network of one the world’s largest supply distributors

Trusted by hundreds of major retailers across the globe, Bunzl Retail Services provides on-time, in-full delivery of all supplies, packaging, and other not-for-resale goods through a sustainably-sourced supply chain—and it delivers them to retailers in whatever way they need, from direct-to-store to cross-dock delivery.

Goods-not-for-resale include packaging and other store supplies and a full range of cleaning and hygiene products, to retail chains, boutiques, department stores, office supply companies and related e-commerce sales channels.

One-Stop Shop For Everything Retail

We help retailers improve omnichannel operations – with just-in-time supplies delivery and an expert logistics team that is focused on only one thing: retail supplies and packaging.

Committed to a Sustainable & Equitable
Global Supply Chain

Bunzl believes it has a responsibility to support its customers in determining and delivering their strategies, including their sustainability strategies and equity commitments. Bunzl collaborates with companies to reduce their single use plastic footprint and transition to more sustainable products.

Its framework for sustainability includes a responsible supply chain, an investment in a diverse workforce, action on climate change, and sustainable solutions for its customers.

Our Values

Our focus is our people and our retail customers.

We are a team of innovators and problem-solvers, from our warehouses to the corporate office, and we are committed to helping retailers thrive.

Discover the difference a consolidated supplies distribution program makes to the bottom line.


Plus, it only adds to a more just and sustainable supply chain.

Committed to retail omnichannel optimization.

Bunzl Retail Services is America’s #1 consolidated distributor of supplies to regional and national retailers.

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