Analysis: ACCO benefitting from better balance

ACCO's solid first quarter performance underlines its more balanced international presence resulting from the Pelikan Artline and Esselte acquisitions in…

Analysis: Other options for Essendant

OPI follows up on yesterday’s article about business products wholesaler Essendant.In the article, we looked at the possibility of Essendant…

Analysis: Depot’s transformation gathers pace

Office Depot has detailed its transformation strategy that will see the business supplies giant shift away from retail and expand…

How will Essendant respond to market forces?

There are some interesting market dynamics in play that might shape a new future for US business products wholesaler Essendant.There…

In-depth: Cenveo bankruptcy signed, sealed, delivered

Envelope titan Cenveo was brought to its knees last week, as it struggled to survive in the digital age.After filing…

Analysis: The future is unclear for Crystal Rock

2017 proved to be tough for US beverages and office supplies reseller Crystal Rock as it struggled to compete in…

Exclusive: Avery’s hunt for counterfeit product resellers

OPI speaks to office products vendor Avery about how it is trying to crack down on resellers selling counterfeit products…

Analysis: The changing face of Office Depot

Office Depot CEO Gerry Smith took advantage of yesterday’s third-quarter conference call to provide further details of the reseller’s shift…

Analysis: Tough road ahead for Essendant

US wholesaler Essendant faces some stiff challenges as it looks to get itself back onto a growth trajectory.The company posted a…

Report: Stock issues continue at ADVEO

As expected, stock availability issues related to its recent financing hit third-quarter sales at European office supplies wholesaler ADVEO.In its…

Will Jetzt crash and burn?

OPI takes a closer look at Jetzt, the ambitious new wholesaler with big plans for the UK market.Ordinarily, one might be…

New wholesaler plans to disrupt UK market

There’s a new wholesaler in town with plans to tackle the likes of Amazon head on.OPI spoke to Jetzt, which is…

ACCC voices concerns over Staples and OfficeMax merger

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has delivered a preliminary view that raises doubts over the proposed merger by…

Analysis: Office Depot CEO promises aggressive growth strategy

Office Depot CEO Gerry Smith has said the reseller will be aggressive in taking both organic and inorganic steps to…

Analysis: ACCO ready for retail consolidation

ACCO CEO Boris Elisman said his company is prepared for any further consolidation in the US office supplies retail channel.As…

Analysis: Analysts snub Essendant conference call

There was a distinct lack of interest from the investment community in Essendant’s second quarter results conference call yesterday.Jefferies’ analyst…

Analysis: Staples’ takeover journey revealed

A regulatory filing by Staples has provided details of the company’s proposed takeover by private equity (PE) firm Sycamore Partners.Staples…

Analysis: FTC investigation could spell trouble for Amazon

Amazon’s pricing practices are coming under scrutiny by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC).The FTC is reviewing a report by…

Analysis: Don’t bet on Amazon buying Office Depot

There has been recent speculation that Staples’ acquisition by Sycamore Partners could pave the way for Amazon to buy Office…

Analysis: Staples – Getting things done in private

Now that the dust has settled on the news that Staples is to be acquired by private equity (PE) firm…

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ADVEO in creditor protection after Staples talks collapse

European business products wholesaler ADVEO has entered pre-insolvency proceedings after negotiations between its lenders and Staples Solutions ended without an…