Bunzl, which supplies packaging used by millions of supermarket customers, has swallowed up two more firms at it builds up its vast portfolio of international businesses.
At the same time as it reported half-year revenues of nearly £3 billion, the packaging and distribution firm said it is buying TFS, a Northamptonshire-based promotional material supplier, as well as Mexico's Espomega, which supplies safety gloves and protective clothing.
Underlying profits for the first six months of 2013 were up 12% to £167.6 million and shares rose more than 2%, as the group increased its interim dividend by 14% and said more purchases were in its sights.
It is the latest chapter in the relentless expansion of the UK-based conglomerate, which began life as a Bratislava haberdashery in the nineteenth century before relocating to Vienna and then London, and diversifying.
A FTSE-100 listed company, Bunzl does not have the public profile of fellow blue-chip big names such as Tesco, Morrisons and Sainsbury's but its vast range of products mean it is arguably at least as ubiquitous.
Its grocery business - including films, labels, and counter-service packaging for a number of supermarkets - means it is part of the fabric of the every day customer retail experience.
Bunzl also has a large food service division supplying food packaging, napkins, and disposable tableware to restaurants, caterers and the leisure industry.
Its healthcare arm - one of a number of other business areas - produces gloves, aprons, bandages, face masks and gowns for hospitals, retirement homes and doctors' surgeries.
Bunzl has spent £203 million on its expansion programme so far this year, including the latest purchases of TFS (The Fulfilment Store) and Espomega.
TFS, which is based in Rugby, supplies promotional material and point-of-sale display products for customers as diverse as BP, Wrigley and Amnesty International.
Its revenues for 2012 were £8 million while Espomega is expecting a figure of £28 million for the current year.
The acquisitions add to Bunzl's purchase earlier this year of Blackburn-based MDA, which supplies promotional products to food and drink companies, as well as a series of international deals.
Chief executive Michael Roney said that while the economic outlook remained challenging in some markets, the group was well-positioned for continued growth throughout the year.
He added: "We have a promising acquisition pipeline and have had an encouraging start to the second half of 2013 with the announcement today of two acquisitions."
Mr Roney said Bunzl had performed well in the UK despite the economic recovery continuing to be slow. Revenues increased 1% to £483.9 million while operating profits were up 8% to £29.7 million.
He said the retail market remained challenging, particularly on the high street while there were cost pressures on the healthcare market, where revenues fell back.