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Toppin honoured at City of Hope gala

The US business supplies industry gathered last night at Chicago’s Navy Pier to honour Rick Toppin who collected the 2018…

BSA honours Templet and Rowsey

Two legends of the North American office products industry were recognised for their achievements last week at a special President’s…

Big Interview Xtra: Mike Gentile, Independent Stationers

Exclusive online content from OPI’s interview with Mike Gentile, CEO, Independent Stationers. OPI: Let’s talk about EPIC Business Essentials and…

Big Interview: Sprinkling fairy dust

Established in 2010, dealer services provider Nectere was initially somewhat derided as a last-ditch attempt for failing dealers in the…

Big Interview Xtra: Paul Musgrove

OPI: We talked before about dealers’ inability to compete effectively in the online space. How fearful are you that Amazon…

OPI acquires INDEPENDENT DEALER

OPI has acquired the US-based INDEPENDENT DEALER e-zine (ID) from De Groot Resources.ID was first published in January 2007 by…

Steelcase held back by weak EMEA

Steelcase has reported Q3 sales of $787.6 million compared with revenues of $800 million for last year’s same period.Removing the…

Stable year for Manutan

Manutan has reported a 2.2% increase in its full-year operating profits.Operating profits for the European MRO and business supplies reseller…

FTC rejects revised Staples proposal

Staples has issued an update on its discussions with the FTC in relation to its attempt to acquire Office Depot.In…

Big Interview: Put on the SPOT

It’s only been a couple of years since OPI interviewed Jeff Whiteway, but how times – for him as well as…

Dealer Support goes LIVE

The inaugural Dealer Support LIVE event was held yesterday and was warmly received.Around 150 executives from the UK dealer, wholesaler…

Join Superstat, advises XPD chief

Dealer members of the now defunct XPD dealer group have been advised to join rival UK group Superstat.In a letter sent…

EVO reveals 2014 performance

EVO Group, formed via the 2014 merger of Vasanta and office2office (o2o), has filed its first set of annual accounts.Total…

XPD future in doubt

The future of UK dealer group XPD is far from certain following its filing for liquidation last week.XPD Ltd was…

Industry future discussed at BOSS event

The Future of the Office Products Industry Conference was hosted by local trade association BOSS Federation (BOSSF) and was pretty…

No false dawns, says new Spicers CEO

Michael's appearance – less than three weeks into his role – was keenly anticipated given the wholesaler's recent and well-documented…

Big interview: Arnold Theuws

Dutch dealer-group-cum-wholesaler Quantore recently put itself on the map by creating one of the most high-tech warehouses in Europe. General Manager…

Big Interview: Supplies Network

The future looks managed Last year Supplies Network celebrated 20 years in business, but the landscape has significantly changed in this time.…

Big Interview: Westcoast

Most people bemoan the much talked about recession, blame their business difficulties and failures on it and often descend into…

Special feature: Dr Benedikt Erdmann

German dealer group Soennecken has become a formidable player in it's 90-year history. For a start it's more than a…

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Staples deal for Essendant confirmed

The acquisition of US office products wholesaler Essendant by Staples in a deal worth almost $1 billion has been confirmed.…