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Taylor Corp., one of the U.S.'s largest privately held companies, has completed its acquisition of the assets of Standard Register. The combined company has more than 12,000 employees working in more than 80 companies with operations in 32 states and nine countries.

Edwards Brothers, Inc. and Malloy Incorporated, two leading book manufacturers, announced that they would merge (effective Feb. 6, 2012), forming a new company called Edwards Brothers Malloy. The new company will have combined sales of $115 million and will be the sixth largest book manufacturing firm in the United States, offering publishers a global distributed print program and fulfillment services that combine to form a single print supply chain solution.

New global e-commerce research from Pitney Bowes Inc. reveals that one size does not fit all when it comes to consumers’ online shopping preferences around the world. While international shoppers share some characteristics, the survey reveals key differences among consumers in many countries. U.S. retailers looking to expand their businesses online to international markets should consider the unique consumer shopping behaviors and preferences in each country.

Vistaprint N.V. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Albumprinter, a privately held Dutch photo book and photo product company, for 60 million euros payable at closing and up to an additional 5 million euros based on a performance based earn-out. This acquisition is in line with Vistaprint's recently announced strategy to be more proactive in its evaluation of acquisition opportunities in adjacent markets.

Label TraxxTM-the print business management software for flexographic and digital narrow web label printers and converters-has named Andrew McKerlie responsible for sales in the United Kingdom.

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