Dealer consolidation in California

US-based workplace solutions provider Give Something Back (GSB) has merged with Blaisdell’s Business Products. While the companies stated that there…

Another acquisition for Visual Edge

US-based office and IT solutions business Visual Edge has expanded its foothold in Texas with the purchase of office equipment…

Complete Business Solutions acquires Irongate

UK independent office supplies dealer Complete Business Solutions (CBS) has acquired Derby-based Irongate Group, which includes RAM print. The purchase…

Greenville sells print division | Ricoh makes acquisitions | Apogee purchase completed

South Carolina-based Greenville Office Supply has sold its print division to competitor TruColor, as part of a move to narrow…

Industry Week gaining momentum

As many OPI readers probably know, the Business Solutions Association (BSA), the US trade association comprising manufacturers, wholesalers and manufacturer…

Staples patent lawsuit | Depot expands marketing partnership | Sappi launches paperboard line

Staples Advantage is being sued by Hong Kong-based OP company World Wide Stationery Manufacturing for allegedly infringing a patent on…

New office products retail brand in France

French cooperative Groupe Alkor has just launched a new retail brand called IOBuro. Managing Director Laurent Proy had told OPI…

Complete Business Solutions upgrades deliveries

UK independent office supplies dealer Complete Business Solutions has implemented a cloud-based management and mobile working system to carry out…

EZ Office Products wins Local Legacy award

US-based office products dealer EZ Office Products (EZOP) has been presented with a "Local Legacy" award for its efforts in…

Dealer organisations unite for FTC letter

Four leading independent dealer organisations in the US have joined forces to voice their concerns to the Federal Trade Commission…

COS joins Hall of Fame

Independent office supplies dealer Complete Office Supplies (COS) has been inducted into the 2018 Family Business Australia (FBA) Hall of…

Office Environment Company reveals merger plans

US-based independent dealer Office Environment Company has provided details of an Agreement and Plan of Merger with fellow dealer Kerr…

Joan Miller passes away

OPI is very saddened to report that well-known and respected OP icon Joan Miller passed away on 21 August at…

Younger generations recognised as ABC draws to a close

The North American Office Products Awards (NAOPA) brought the curtain down on this year’s SP Richards’ (SPR) ABC show in…

Office Depot gets Garvey’s

Leading Chicago area reseller Garvey’s Office Products is the latest office supplies dealer to be swayed by the current big-box…

Visual Edge continues on expansion path

US-based office and IT solutions business Visual Edge has continued its acquisition buying spree, adding three more companies to its…

New acquisition for Bluefish

UK-based independent dealer Bluefish has strengthened its portfolio with the acquisition of fellow Northampton-based Halcyon Office Solutions. Halcyon specialises in…

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…

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ISG shareholders approve mega merger

The board of directors of Independent Suppliers Group (ISG) has announced that 83% of its common shareholders have approved the…