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…

Analysis: Green shoots at Office Depot as Smith pursues transformation strategy

Office Depot's stock price rallied by more than 6% in early trading on Wall Street this morning (before dropping back…

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…

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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…