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…

Office Depot still struggling with ‘office supplies retailer’ tag

OPI reports on Office Depot’s presence at the Goldman Sachs Global Retail Conference in New York City yesterday. Office Depot’s…

ACCO eyeing Zagg?

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

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…

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…

PBS Network working to onboard French OP industry

After being chosen as the preferred option for a digital data exchange platform by the French office products industry association…

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…

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…

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.…

Inside ACCO’s Q1

Staples/Essendant update, direct-to-consumer sales, Australia challenges – OPI takes a closer look at the key takeaways from ACCO Brands’ first…

Amazon investing massively in one-day shipping

Amazon is spending $800 million in the second quarter to flip to a free one-day shipping service for its Prime…

Exclusive: Noble relishing new role at Complete Business Solutions

OPI catches up with Adam Noble, the Managing Director of successful UK dealer Irongate who has recently also taken on…

Alibaba focus at Office Depot presentation

Office Depot Inc’s relationship with Alibaba.com was the main talking point at an investor presentation that took place yesterday. Office…

Where will Staples Inc go with DEX acquisition?

Staples’ move for managed print firm DEX Imaging is intriguing for both office technology and office supplies resellers. Our colleagues…

Depot dealer acquisitions add $80 million in 2018

2018 sales at Office Depot’s Business Solutions Division (BSD) were boosted to the tune of $80 million by the six…

Interview: Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent aiming for PPE leadership position

Lyreco has signalled its intent to become a force in the European personal protective equipment (PPE) market following the acquisition…

Analysis: Double-whammy hit ACCO’s Q3 results

ACCO’s Q3 performance in the US nosedived largely as a result of issues in the wholesaling channel and economic factors…

Analysis: The ball now in Essendant’s court

While US Open tennis stars struggle to cope with the sweltering conditions in New York, Staples Inc has turned up…

Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…

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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…