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…

Hot Topic: On your marks…

When Amazon makes any kind of announcement, the ripple effect tends to send shudders through executives in at least one…

Dealer group merger agreed

The boards of the three leading US office products dealer groups have approved their merger and confirmed key details of…

YPO contract with Amazon Business up and running

Amazon Business has taken an important step into the UK public sector channel with the launch of a framework contract…

Office Depot France denies works council allegations

Office Depot has categorically denied allegations of the misuse of company funds made by workers’ representatives in France. As reported…

Support the Ride of Life

Around 25 members of the office products industry have so far signed up to take part in this year’s Ride…

Analysis: Office Depot’s bumpy transformation road

A closer look at Office Depot’s first quarter results that were published yesterday. Office Depot’s share price nosedived at the…

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HP confirms Xerox bid

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