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Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.
 

Mergers. Acquisitions. Operations.

Winc

Business Services • Corporate Divestiture • Acquired in April 2017

Distributor of business products and services in Australia.



KEY FACTS

 

  • Acquired Staples Australia and New Zealand from Staples, Inc. Rebranded as Winc.
  • Serves a diverse customer base: Corporate customers include small, medium, and enterprise businesses; government customers include federal, state and territory governmental organizations in Australia; plus various education related customers.
  • Broad product offering includes stationary, paper, ink and toner, kitchen and office facilities products, computer software and hardware, and furniture.

INITIATIVES

  • Re-branded the business to reflect its reinvigorated corporate identity and value proposition for customers.
  • Optimize the distribution network, supply chain and warehousing functions.
  • Extend category participation outside traditional office supplies.
  • Invest in digital platform and customer ordering portal to enhance the customer experience and drive growth in online sales.
  • Divested the Winc New Zealand business in July 2018.

 

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updated 12/18


 
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