SMBs take over Amazon

Amazon has reported that more than half of units sold in its US online stores in 2018 were from SMBs.…

HP Inc appoints MD for Africa

HP Inc has announced a new Managing Director for its Africa division. Elisabeth Moreno has taken over the position from…

Paperchase considers CVA

UK stationery retailer Paperchase has reportedly called in consultants to explore a potential Company Voluntary Agreement (CVA). First reported in…

Winc recruits sales manager

Australian OP reseller Winc has appointed a new Regional Sales Manager for technology solutions. Jan Bielecki joins the company from…

Konica Minolta acquisition | Paperchase creates biodegradable stationery | Staples Solutions launches charity giveaway

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA has acquired the enterprise content management business segment from Texas-based software company ThoughtTrace. More details:…

Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…

Continued growth for Manutan

European MRO and business supplies reseller Manutan has reported a slight sales increase for Q1 2018/2019. For the three months…

CompuCom unveils new retail technology

Office Depot subsidiary and managed digital workplace services provider CompuCom has launched the In-Store Selling Advisor. Designed for retailers, the…

Whiteway to step down

SPOT Group CEO Jeff Whiteway has announced that he will stand down from his role at the company. During the…

PEG increases stake in Offix

As planned, Swiss office products dealer group and wholesaler PEG has gained a majority share in Offix Holding. PEG has…

Same-store growth at Ryman

Despite the widely reported woes of the UK retail sector, stationery and office supplies chain Ryman reported a same-store sales…

CompuCom launches Apple service | Wulff expands in Sweden | Managed by Q completes...

Office Depot subsidiary and managed digital workplace provider CompuCom has launched a Device as a Service for Apple, providing customers…

Essendant blames government shutdown for Staples delay

US wholesaler Essendant has updated its staff and customers on the status of its pending acquisition by Staples. In documents…

Synaxon to offer IT disposal service

IT and OP dealer group and reseller Synaxon UK is giving members the opportunity to offer end users a way…

Double-digit growth for Askul

Japanese business supplies reseller Askul has posted a double-digit sales increase for H1 2019, completing its recovery from a major…

NZOS appoints general manager

Independent dealer New Zealand Office Supplies (NZOS) has appointed Mike Nugent as General Manager – Commercial. Nugent has held a…

Staples Canada unveils coworking office

Staples Canada has opened its new coworking space in downtown Toronto. The Staples Studio was first announced when the company…

ZAGG strengthens mobile offering

US-based mobile technology manufacturer ZAGG has acquired portable power company HALO. HALO is a leading direct-to-consumer mobile accessories company with…

NOPA concerns over GSA e-marketplace

Mike Tucker, CEO of US office products trade association NOPA, has told OPI that he is concerned that Amazon will…

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…

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SPOT appointment expected soon

Outgoing Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) CEO Jeff Whiteway has told OPI that the process of recruiting his successor is nearing completion. Whiteway’s…