Trevose, Pennsylvania based S. Walter Packaging has announced an agreement to expand its market presence in the retail packaging industry with the acquisition of two divisions of Minneapolis based Deluxe Corporation, WholeStyle Packaging and Bags and Bows Online.
The announcement comes as individual and small to midsize businesses leverage the ease and cost efficiencies of sourcing their packaging needs online, coupled with the increased awareness of the important role packaging plays in communicating a brand’s image and personality and its ability to enhance marketing efforts.
“This is an exciting development for our company as it accelerates our ability to provide a more robust and turnkey e-commerce platform for our broad base of customers,” said Kurt Koloseike, President and CEO of S. Walter Packaging Group. “For almost 120 years, S. Walter has earned a reputation as the premier provider of custom packaging solutions and we are always looking for opportunities that will help achieve and exceed our customer’s brand experience goals,” he added.
“Whether you are a bricks-and-mortar retailer, an e-commerce business, or both. Whether you have one location or hundreds across North America, there is no denying the power of packaging to tell your brand story,” noted Gordon Summerfield, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at S.W Packaging. “We look forward to expanding our team of retail sales representatives across the U.S. with the WholeStyle Packaging acquisition to further serve our customers with thousands of in-stock and custom products.“
Both WholeStyle Packaging and Bags and Bows Online are now part of S. Walter Packaging, the retail packaging division of S.Walter Packaging Group. Bags and Bows Online customers will continue to source its products via the same URL, bagsandbowsonline.com.
Founded in 1904, S. Walter Packaging employs over 100 in a 300,000-square-foot facility. The company serves the needs of over 23,000 large and small customers worldwide.