ADVEO Italy buyers underestimated running costs

The transaction to acquire ADVEO Italy fell through because the prospective new owners were not fully aware of the business’s…

Amazon launches jan/san private label

Amazon has quietly introduced a B2B private label brand called AmazonCommercial. AmazonCommercial is so far limited to nine jan/san SKUs…

Head scratching after Sunday Telegraph article

A Sunday Telegraph article that said the future of Office Depot UK had been “thrown into doubt” after having its…

Staples sells businesses in France, Italy and Spain

France-based Raja Group has announced an agreement to acquire four of Staples Solutions’ European direct brands. The transaction covers four…

SPR CEO communicates on fire

S.P. Richards (SPR) CEO Rick Toppin has issued an open letter to OPI readers after the wholesaler’s Atlanta distribution centre and headquarters…

De Feydeau relishing “interesting” challenge

OPI caught up recently with Guillaume de Feydeau, the new Managing Director of Office Depot France. Guillaume de Feydeau is…

Askul seeking end to Yahoo Japan partnership

Japanese office supplies reseller Askul has said it intends to dissolve its relationship with main shareholder Yahoo Japan following a…

UK OP industry hit by public holiday change

The recent switch of the 2020 Early May Bank Holiday in the UK has left the country’s office supplies wholesalers…

SPOT back on budget

Better Capital, the owner of UK business products group Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT), has published its full-year report. In the report, Better…

GSA issues draft solicitation for e-commerce platforms

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has published a draft request for proposal (RFP) for the initial proof of concept…

Fiducial growth points to market share gains

France-based B2B reseller Fiducial Office Solutions (FOS) has reported a strong set of results for the first half of its…

T3L acquires Jalema

Further consolidation in the European office supplies vendor channel has taken place as French/Danish group T3L announces its takeover of…

ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…

Relief for Borroni after difficult times

OPI speaks with ADVEO Italy Managing Director Luca Borroni following the news that the company’s future has been assured. After…

Office Depot CFO: retail could be less than 20% of our business

Office Depot Inc CFO Joe Lower told investors at a conference this week that the company’s retail operations could represent…

OPI European Forum kicks off in Germany

Many of the leading vendors and resellers of the European business supplies industry have been gathering in Berlin, Germany, over…

Lyreco gearing up for growth in Asia

OPI catches up with Lyreco Asia Managing Director Greg Liénard following the news of its acquisition of Singapore reseller DeskRight.…

Administrators confirm end of Office Outlet

The winding down of the Office Outlet office supplies retail business has been confirmed by its joint administrators from Deloitte.…

EVO reviewing strategic options

The UK and Ireland’s EVO Group of Companies (EVO) has confirmed the appointment of Clearwater International as a strategic advisor.…

Lyreco makes Singapore acquisition

Lyreco has rekindled its external growth strategy in Asia by acquiring Singapore contract stationer DeskRight. Just over 12 months after…

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ACCO eyeing Zagg?

According to an article in the New York Post, ACCO Brands is one of the suitors for mobile accessories supplier…