Building and Managing Custom-Designed Retail Supply Chain Programs for the Global Market since 1986.

DDS expertly handles your retail supply chain needs just about anywhere – from Bangkok to Rome to Topeka. Our extensive industry and product knowledge allows us to design each program around your specific supply chain needs, as we streamline your processes for maximum flexibility and efficiency. Meet the DDS Leadership Team

DDS Fast Facts
  • Since 1986
  • Leader in the specialty retail supplies market
  • 100% non-grocery retail focus
  • Over 180 brands supported globally
  • Privately held, allowing quick response to clients’ evolving needs
  • Single platform operations with similar business practices globally
  • Business units in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the U.S.

Our Experience Delivers.

Streamlining the Retail Supply Chain Since 1986.

Established in 1986, Diversified Distribution Systems is an outgrowth of the successful just-in-time office supply company, Everything for the Office, founded by Ila and Peter Courtney in 1975. DDS fulfilled an emerging need in the marketplace – that of a flexible, just-in-time store supply system to warehouse and distribute replenishables.

Founders Ila and Peter Courtney built their company on three principles that are still the bedrock of DDS’ – and our clients’ – success today: 1. Simplify the supply chain by removing non-core processes. 2. Provide reliable “Just-in-Time” retail products and services. 3. Deliver all of it with the highest level of client service, every time. View the DDS Mission Statement

At the end of the day, we’re not in the supply chain or packaging business; we’re in the confidence business. It’s all about instilling confidence at the store level every time.”Jim Murphy, President & Chief Executive Officer

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