Essendant expects Staples transaction to close soon

Following yesterday’s news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved its acquisition by Staples, Essendant has written to its…

Conditions imposed on Staples-Essendant deal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Staples Inc’s proposed $482.7 million acquisition of wholesaler Essendant – but with…

Office Outlet seeking investment

According to The Times, UK-based retailer Office Outlet is on the hunt for new investors. The newspaper reported that Office…

Amazon debuts autonomous delivery vehicle | BIC opens largest stationery factory in Asia |...

Amazon has debuted its new self-driving delivery device called Scout. The cooler-sized autonomous ‘vehicle’ will begin delivering packages to customers…

Bruneau joins Interaction

France-based B2B office supplies reseller Bruneau has joined Interaction, the European alliance of office products distributors, as an associate member.…

Baldrey to depart Staples

OPI has learned that Staples Solutions VP Northern Region Robert Baldrey will leave the company at the end of February.…

Staples pursues office happiness

Research undertaken by Staples Solutions has found that a large percentage of UK office workers do not feel valued or…

Schijns departs Depot

EVP Chief Services and Solutions Officer Janet Schijns has left Office Depot. In this role, she was responsible for overseeing…

SMBs take over Amazon

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

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…

Onsite locations drive Fastenal growth

MRO and industrial supplier Fastenal has reported a solid end to FY2018. In Q4, sales were up 13.2% to $1.23…

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…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…