It is an enormous pleasure to announce Mail Boxes Etc. Worldwide’s acquisition of AlphaGraphics (www.alphagraphics.com) effective October 3, 2017.AlphaGraphics (AG) is a long-standing, industry-leading brand in the U.S. printing, marketing and communication services segment of the business services industry. The strategic acquisition significantly expands MBE’s presence in the U.S. and strengthens its capabilities, depth and expertise in this important industry segment at a worldwide level. AlphaGraphics complements both MBE’s and PostNet’s entrepreneur-driven, business services concept and represents a strategic addition to the MBE Group. AlphaGraphics, with its headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah, and its existing Management team, led by Gay Burke (Executive Chair), Aaron Grohs (President) and Ryan Farris (COO), will remain. With two U.S. acquisitions this year (MBE acquired PostNet in April 2017), MBE Worldwide’s global network now encompasses more than ca. 2.600 global business service centers (ca. 500 in the U.S. and ca. 2.100 internationally in 38 countries). The acquisition of both PostNet and AlphaGraphics demonstrates MBE’s sharp focus on strategically investing to build an even stronger foundation for the future growth of our businesses. MBE’s overriding goal remains to make business easier for business enterprises and individuals worldwide.