IS launches digital product marketing program

US-based dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) has announced its Boost Product Marketing Program.Recognising the shift from print to digital, IS…

Marlette study challenges Amazon pricing myth

A pricing comparison carried out by OPSoftware's Rick Marlette suggests that it may be cheaper for local governments to purchase…

Amazon under fire over US Communities contract

An in-depth report released today by the Institute for Local Self Reliance (ILSR) has painted a scathing picture of Amazon…

Visual Edge expands technology portfolio

US-based office and IT solutions company Visual Edge has made its 30th acquisition.The company has taken over Business Technology Partners…

New acquisition for Complete Business Solutions

UK independent office supplies dealer Complete Business Solutions has acquired Office Gold.According to documents filed with Companies House, Complete Business…

Bruneau makes Luxembourg investment

France-based B2B office supplies reseller Bruneau has taken a majority stake in Luxembourg's leading independent dealer.Bruneau — with the backing…

Technology Solutions Special: Moving forward

In June 2016, US dealer groups TriMega and Independent Stationers (IS), along with industry associations IOPFDA/NOPA, joined forces for the…

Acquisition for Centric Business Systems

US-based document technology provider Centric Business Systems has acquired office equipment dealer Webster Integrated Technologies (WIT).WIT provides an array of document management…

Guernsey strengthens print and paper offering

US independent dealer Guernsey has confirmed the recent acquisition of Commonwealth Paper and Toner.Commonwealth was founded in 1971 and was…

Staples bags US mega dealer HiTouch

We shall now see Staples' strategy to partner with US independent dealers in action after it announced it had acquired…

Codex acquires Staples Advantage Ireland

Independent office products dealer Codex has acquired Staples Advantage Ireland.The integration of the two companies will take place over the…

Staples CEO reveals dealer strategy

The rationale behind Sycamore's move for Essendant has become clearer after OPI speaks to Staples' new CEO Sandy Douglas.We have…

Sad news from Garvey’s Office Products

OPI is saddened to learn of the passing of Bernard Garvey Sr, founder of what is now Garvey's Office Products.Bernard…

Böttcher outranks Amazon online

A recent study investigating the visibility of Germany-based OP resellers online puts Jena-based Böttcher at the top of the list. Undertaken by Research…

Innovative buys Minnesota dealer

US-based business products dealer Innovative Office Solutions has acquired Viking Office Supply.Based in Alexandria (MN), Viking Office Supply has sold…

Warehouse Group ditches plastic bags | International Paper says no to hostile Smurfit Kappa...

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

Correction: New member for Pinnacle

US dealer group Pinnacle Affiliates has welcomed Texas-based Perry Office Plus as a new member.Founded almost a century ago, Perry…

New member for Pinnacle

US dealer group Pinnacle Affiliates has welcomed Texas-based Perry Office Plus as a new member.Founded almost a century ago, Perry…

EIS becomes ‘Buy on Purpose’

US dealer EIS Office Solutions has announced a major rebrand.After more than a decade, the Texas-based supplier – which donates 50%…

Scottish dealers join Nemo

UK dealer group Nemo has expanded its membership in Scotland.Nemo is set to welcome 11 new independent dealers after forging…

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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…