Bunzl has acquired Joshen Paper & Packaging. Joshen was founded in 1988 by President Bob Reiner and CEO Michelle Reiner in Cleveland, Ohio, servicing a single local supermarket chain with packaging supplies. Today, with locations in 11 states and customers across the country, it distributes its products into several segments, including grocery, foodservice, c-store, retail and janitorial and sanitation.
Bob Reiner said, “We are proud to join Bunzl to help Joshen expand our growth and service profile leveraging Bunzl’s scale and footprint. The people of Bunzl are very professional and are dedicated to servicing our customers and improving the business. For us now, being with a worldwide leader in value added distribution is great.”
He will continue with Bunzl as executive advisor.
Commenting on the acquisition, Derek Goodin, division president of St. Louis-based Bunzl, said, “We welcome the 450 dedicated Joshen employees to the Bunzl family and look forward to embracing and growing with their important customer base that Bob and team have cultivated over the years.”
Bunzl offers distribution services and category management programs to customers in the supermarket, foodservice, food processor, retail, c-store, safety and agricultural industries.