VANCOUVER, Oct. 5 /CNW/ - Costless Express Ltd., a leading provider of office products and services, today announced that it has acquired the business of privately held FROGFILE Office Essentials, the country's largest "GREEN ONLY" independent dealer of office products and services.
"This business combination allows us to increase our market position, add new environmental and sustainable products and leverage our existing infrastructure," said Calvin Johnson, Costless Express CEO. We have high praise for the Frogfile management team and are pleased that they have agreed to join us during the transition period".
"Frogfile and Costless Express share the same philosophy when it comes to the environment and providing customers with innovative and sustainable solutions that add value to their business goals," said Gil Yaron, Founder and CEO of Frogfile Office Essentials. "Costless Express has the breath and depth of warehousing and distribution, as well as the promotional programs, purchasing power, and financial clout necessary to empower our sales people to better meet customer requirements in a positive growing capacity.
"This acquisition accelerates Costless Express's growth, enhances our competitive position and extends our industry leading line of products and services," noted Calvin Johnson. "In particular Frogfile's strength in environmentally friendly office products and knowledge will continue to broaden Costless Express's presence in this important growth category and key vertical markets."
About Costless Express
Costless Express is "More than just office supplies"(TM) It allows companies to outsource their total office procurement needs. A unique single source selection of over 30,000 business products and associated services help customers run their operations more smoothly, focus on their core business and drive down hard and soft procurement costs. Costless Express helps organizations to save time and maximize their productivity by streamlining the purchasing and logistics of the commodity supplies needed to run their business.
Incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Costless Express is a leader in single source distribution - from contract delivery to catalogs and e-commerce. As of April 22, 2008, Costless Express became Canada's first Carbon Neutral Office Products Supplier.
Costless Express is one of Canada's largest independent business-to-business suppliers offering office and computer supplies, office furniture, coffee service and machines, water coolers, snacks, fresh fruit and baked products, candy, cleaning, paper, facilities supplies and other similar products. Costless Express has distribution centers located in Vancouver BC, Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Winnipeg, Manitoba, Brampton, Ontario and Blaine Washington. The Company's Web site address is www.costlessexpress.com
About Frogfile Office Essentials
"It's Easy Being Green"(TM)
Frogfile Office Essentials was born in 2005 with a simple idea: Anyone can make a difference through his or her work. Frogfile believes that the ordinary "nuts and bolts" of the nine to five world - paper, pencils, and pens - are, in fact, part of the solution. Teaching environmental stewardship to office workers and offering environmentally friendly products will have lasting effects for the planet and customers.
Frogfile sources and distributes thousands of pro-planet office alternatives for a wide range of companies. Whether a customer is a growing non-profit or an established Fortune 100 firm, Frogfile takes the guesswork out of responsible procurement. Frogfile saves customers time and money by pre-selecting only the most sustainable solutions available and educating customers on practicing environmental sustainability inside and outside the office.
Gil Yaron, Frogfile's founder and CEO, brings to the company more than a decade of experience in product sourcing, environmental standards, and best practices. With every order, Yaron has proven that smarter office selections needn't come with premiums of cost, quality, or convenience.
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For further information: For further information: Costless Express, Calvin Johnson, CEO, Phone: (604) 444-4467 x301, Fax: (604) 444-4302, Email: email@example.com, Web: www.costlessexpress.com