Friday, 6 December, 2019

HP rejects Xerox offer

The board of HP Inc has unanimously rejected the recent takeover offer from Xerox, saying it significantly undervalues the company…

ADVEO briefs key suppliers

About 50 suppliers to France-based wholesaler and reseller network operator ADVEO were invited to an update briefing at the ADVEO…

HP confirms Xerox bid

Following a couple of days of intense speculation, HP Inc has issued a short statement confirming it has received a…

ACCO moving production to mitigate tariffs

ACCO Brands has been reducing its exposure to Chinese manufacturing as it tries to navigate the impact of tariffs on…

DOC investigating paper imports

The US Department of Commerce (DOC) recently launched an enquiry over whether certain imports of paper are circumnavigating existing antidumping…

Interview: Flying the retail flag

On 1 October, UK dealer UOE raised a few eyebrows when it announced it had sold its B2B operations to…

Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…

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…

Essendant tapping into Staples’ resources

OPI catches up with Essendant President Harry Dochelli as the wholesaler begins to roll out new programmes for independent dealers…

Amazon Business announces first-ever customer awards winners

The Amazon Business Exchange (ABX) event in London yesterday culminated in the inaugural Amazon Business European awards aimed at its…

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…

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…