Staples says its Essendant offer is superior

Staples has again written to the board of Essendant to state that its proposal of $11.50 per share for the…

Wulff expands print portfolio

Nordics office products reseller Wulff has acquired printing solutions business Mavecom Palvelut. Established in 2012, Mavecom Pavelut operates the Canon…

Depot expands business services platform

Office Depot has announced the extension of its Workonomy segment. The reseller says Workonomy, which was launched in May this…

ARC sales increase | ALSO partners with Treolan | Office Depot announces new appointment

US-based print services provider ARC Document Solutions has reported that Q2 2018 sales grew 2% to $104.2 million, while EBITDA…

Furniture orders drive School Specialty sales

Educational products reseller School Specialty has reported strong double-digit growth in its Q2 furniture category. Furniture sales were up 22.4%…

Staples and Essendant sign NDA

After months of waiting, Staples and Essendant have finally entered into a confidentiality agreement (NDA). Following last week’s news that…

Improving Q2 trends at Office Depot

Office Depot Inc has reported a better underlying sales performance at both its retail and delivery businesses in the second…

Challenging quarter for Newell Writing division

Newell Brands has reported another consecutive quarter of sales declines in its Writing division. Q2 2018 sales for the Learn…

Askul back on track

Japanese business supplies reseller Askul has reported record sales for its financial year that ended on 20 May 2018 as…

Vistaprint growth accelerates

Global online printing firm Vistaprint reported increases in Q4 sales and profit as restructuring and decentralisation initiatives take effect. Fourth…

Dixons Carphone concludes investigation | Fujifilm continues attempts to acquire Xerox | JGBM sales...

UK stationery vendor ExaClair will launch its first TV advertising campaign on 17 August, to run over a six-week period.…

Wulff sees strong profit growth

Nordics reseller Wulff has reported positive Q2 2018 results. Sales increased 1.7% to €13.8 million ($16 million) compared to the…

HP Inc buys Apogee 

HP Inc has acquired UK-based managed print services company Apogee. Apogee is a profitable office equipment dealer with a proven…

Staples turns the screw on Essendant

Staples has sent Essendant a draft merger agreement after reiterating its previous proposal to acquire the wholesaler for $11.50 per…

Complete Business Solutions breaks £100 million barrier

Fast-growing UK independent office supplies dealer Complete Business Solutions has announced two new acquisitions. After acquiring Office Gold earlier this month,…

Canon Q2 sales exceed ¥1 trillion

For the first time since 2008, Canon has seen Q2 sales exceed ¥1 trillion ($8.9 billion). Sales in Q2 2018…

Xerox sales continue to fall in Q2

Print and document management firm Xerox continued to see a slump in sales and profits in Q2 2018. For the…

International Paper sales growth | ECi appoints new CFO | Staples announces scholarship campaign

Canadian office supply reseller Staples Canada found that 60% of Canadian parents, teachers and students enjoy the back to school (BTS) season.…

Compass Q2 growth led by North America

UK-based facilities services and catering provider Compass reported a strong Q3 2018. With good performances in its operating regions, organic…

Bureau Vallée to open first outlet in Italy

Office products, stationery and school supplies retailer Bureau Vallée is about to enter a new market with the opening of…

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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…