Tuesday, 28 January, 2020

Omnia Partners expands private sector business

US cooperative contract giant Omnia Partners has acquired a specialist in the group purchasing of office supplies. Effective 31 December…

Office Depot signs same-day delivery partnership

Office Depot Inc is now offering same-day delivery from its stores via Target-owned Shipt. Shipt is a membership-based delivery marketplace…

Travel boost for WH Smith as retail sales drop

UK-based retailer WH Smith has issued a trading update for the 20-week period to 18 January 2020. The company said…

CFO leaves SPOT

Long-standing Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT) CFO Andrew Mobbs has left the business supplies group to take on a similar role at construction…

US stationery retailer to close down

Papyrus, the US-based speciality retail chain, is to close its more than 250 stores. The company – part of the…

B2B progress for Askul

Japanese business products reseller Askul has reported a steady increase in sales and profits in its B2B division for the…

Amazon confirms Netherlands expansion

Amazon has said it plans to expand its Amazon.nl site by making physical product categories available to Dutch customers later…

Mixed quarter for Manutan

European MRO and business supplies reseller Manutan reported relatively flat like-for-like sales for the first quarter of its 2020 financial…

Winc breathes new life into Corporate Express brand

Australian reseller Winc has announced a refresh of the Corporate Express brand as part of its private label strategy. The…

Online leader to leave Grainger

David Rawlinson, President of the online business at Grainger, is to leave the MRO supplier at the end of this…

Euroffice Italy sold

Euroffice has confirmed the sale of its Italian subsidiary to local player GECAL. The UK-based e-tail and technology group said…

Smith to take on Depot CFO duties

Office Depot Inc CEO Gerry Smith is to act as the reseller’s principal financial officer as the hunt for a…

Positive year for Ryman

UK office supplies and stationery retailer Ryman has reported revenue and earnings increases for the 12 months ending 30 March…

HP awarded $439m | Amazon stores in Germany? | COPA launches young professionals network...

This week’s round-up of business supplies news from around the web. Judge awards HP $439 million HP Inc has been…

Acquisitions for Bunzl and Imperial Dade

Jan/san and facilities supplies distribution companies Bunzl and Imperial Dade have each announced an acquisition in the US. International group…

Cott to quit coffee?

International consumer and professional beverages distributor Cott is evaluating strategic alternatives for its coffee, tea and extract business segment as…

Novexco acquires SPR Canada

Canadian multichannel operator Novexco has acquired the local operations of S.P. Richards (SPR) from the wholesaler’s parent company Genuine Parts.…

Imperial Dade acquires in Texas

Acquisitive US jan/san and food service distributor Imperial Dade has bought Texas-based reseller Wagner Supply. Wagner was founded in Odessa…

Better Capital gives SPOT update

UK private equity firm Better Capital published its interim results at the end of December, providing an update on the…

Staples opens more co-working spaces | US buying group launched | Michaels names new...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Staples expands co-working network Staples’ US retail operations have…

Big Read

Interview: Villa sees strong potential for Pigna

Back in May 2018, Italian office supplies and stationery group Buffetti announced it had taken a 40% stake in Pigna,…