HP provides print strategy update, announces restructuring

OPI assesses the key takeaways from HP Inc’s 2019 Securities Analyst Meeting (SAM) that took place at the company’s headquarters…

PBS Holding to buy Depot subsidiaries

Office Depot Europe has announced that it has agreed to sell its subsidiaries in the Czech Republic and Slovakia to…

Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…

Staples Solutions sells another European unit

Staples Solutions has agreed to sell its retail and online business in Germany to Netherlands-based Office Centre for an undisclosed…

Veritiv closes jan/san business

North American paper, packaging and facility solutions group Veritiv is shutting down its Saalfeld jan/san and foodservice distribution business. Vertiv…

HP Inc rejigs organisation

Following the news that HP Inc chief Dion Weisler is to step down, the vendor has now announced a new…

ACCO eyeing Zagg?

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

SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…

RCP profitability behind Newell U-turn

Newell Brands interim CEO Chris Peterson said the decision to keep the Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) division was not due…

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…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…