Attendees of the 11th Annual Dscoop Conference in San Antonio, TX can look forward to an extensive offering of products and solutions from Midland Paper. The annual Dscoop Conference is a unique gathering of marketers, printers, industry experts and suppliers from across North America. Midland Paper is unique in that it supports all digital technologies including HP Indigo Sheetfed, HP Wide/Grand Format Inkjet and HP High Speed Continuous-fed Inkjet. No other merchant distributor in the country focuses on all three of these important technology platforms. “This is an exciting time to be associated with Midland - Our specialty business has seen a compound annual growth rate of over 70% over the last 3 years and we will exceed $70.0 million in revenue in 2016” said Mike Ratcliff, Midland’s VP and General Manager – Specialty Paper and Film Division. “You don’t achieve that type of growth in this market without making the right investments and taking care of your customers.” Key investments over the last year include: • January, 2015 - Midland continued to build on its expansion in the Western U.S. with the hiring of John Fulton as Sales Territory Manager for Northern California and the Pacific Northwest. • March, 2015 - Midland established a presence in the Southeastern U.S. with the hire of Rick Zoeckler as Sales Territory Manager for the Southeast U.S. and establishment of a warehouse in Atlanta, GA. • September, 2015 - Midland made a key strategic acquisition purchasing Shaughnessy Paper – a 135 year-old highly-regarded merchant distributor based out of St Louis, MO. With Sales and Warehouse locations in Kentucky, Indiana, Missouri, Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Canada, this important acquisition continues to expand Midland Specialty Paper & Film’s footprint in North America.
Costco Wholesale Corporation (“Costco” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:COST) today reported net sales of $11.26 billion for the month of November, the four weeks ended November 26, 2017, an increase of 13.2 percent from $9.95 billion during the similar period last year.
For the twelve-week first quarter of fiscal year 2018 ended November 26, 2017, the Company reported net sales of $31.13 billion, an increase of 13.3 percent from $27.47 billion reported in the twelve-week first quarter of fiscal 2017.
While this year’s twelve-week first quarter included one less sales day than the first quarter last year (due to the shift of the Thanksgiving closure this year), pre-Thanksgiving and Black Friday/holiday weekend sales fell into the first quarter this year compared to the second quarter last year. Combined, these factors produced an estimated net benefit of approximately 1.5% in the U.S., and slightly less worldwide.
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