Buyer withdraws from ADVEO Italy deal

Negotiations involving Italian distribution group GDN for the purchase of ADVEO Italy have ended without an agreement being reached. In…

Furniture declines at HNI

First quarter office furniture sales at US-based manufacturer HNI were down 5.1% on an organic basis versus Q1 2018, the…

IAI expands in Caribbean and Americas

US-based manufacturer rep group Institutional Associates (IAI) has appointed a father-and-daughter team to help its expansion in the Latin American…

SPR 2020 ABC plans in doubt after BSA announcement

North American business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) has confirmed it will not be able to hold a traditional Advantage…

Cost savings boost Acme’s profit

Office products, first aid and cutting tools vendor Acme United grew Q1 operating profit by more than 12% as cost-saving…

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A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Following Amazon…

Sales increase for SP Richards

First quarter sales at wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1%, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC) has revealed in its…

SPR hosts annual Supplier Summit

SP Richards (SPR) recently recognised its top suppliers and raised $400,000 for City of Hope at its annual Supplier Summit.…

Steelcase and Microsoft reveal further collaboration initiatives

Top execs from Steelcase and Microsoft unveiled the next phase of their workplace collaboration efforts in an event from New…

Australian government extends copy paper anti-dumping tariffs

Australia’s Anti-Dumping Commission (ADC) has said it will levy duties on A4 copy paper imported from four countries. Following a…

Sales leadership change at Fellowes

Fellowes has confirmed that Beth Wright will lead the company’s sales effort in North America. Wright – who joined the…

Enavate makes senior exec appointment

US business products software provider Enavate has named Sean Kracklauer as Chief Revenue Officer. He will lead business development, including…

GSA e-commerce report delayed

A Congressional report on Phase 2 of the use of commercial e-commerce platforms for US Federal purchasing has been pushed…

Fuji Xerox government suspension lifted

After its suspension by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Fuji Xerox is to be reinstated as…

Exacompta on track to close Biella acquisition

The shareholders of Switzerland-based filing manufacturer Biella have shown overwhelming support for the company’s acquisition by Exacompta. During the public…

Acquisition for Jalema

European office products manufacturer Jalema has acquired Germany-based business supplies firm Dataplus. Based in Pfullendorf, Dataplus specialises in polypropylene products…

Tri-state expansion for Imperial Dade

US jan/san and food service distributor Imperial Dade has acquired Edmar Cleaning. Headquartered in Woodside (NY), Edmar is a distributor of…

US Industry Week a no go for 2020

The attempt to establish an Industry Week for the office products channel in 2020 has been brought to a halt.…

New CEO for Best Buy

North American consumer electronics giant Best Buy has announced that Hubert Joly is to step aside as CEO. Current CFO…

ALSO expands eastwards

European distribution group ALSO has agreed to acquire Solytron, the largest local IT distributor in Bulgaria. Founded in 1991, Solytron…

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A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Following Amazon…