SPR reports Q3 results

Third quarter sales and operating earnings of North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) have been reported via its parent organisation…

DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…

Essendant tapping into Staples’ resources

OPI catches up with Essendant President Harry Dochelli as the wholesaler begins to roll out new programmes for independent dealers…

SPOT appoints Commercial Director as Moore leaves

The Spicers OfficeTeam Group (SPOT) has confirmed the creation of a new Commercial Director role and the departure of Purchasing…

Management changes at OptiGroup

European packaging and facilities supplies distributor OptiGroup has announced two senior management appointments. Magnus Karlsson, Managing Director of the group’s…

Antalis reports sharp decline in paper volumes

Distributor Antalis said paper volumes in its European markets fell by around 7% in the first half of 2019. What…

Exertis boosts enterprise business

Technology distributor Exertis has appointed Angelo Apa to the newly-created position of Global Head of Enterprise Vendor Management. Reporting to…

SYNNEX delivers on Q3

IT distributor and services company SYNNEX has reported record results in its third quarter. Sales for its Technology Solutions distribution…

Antalis UK strengthens packaging team

Antalis Packaging has appointed Stuart Bates to lead the development of its in-box solutions, automation and void-reduction business. Bates spent…

Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…

Veritiv closes jan/san business

North American paper, packaging and facility solutions group Veritiv is shutting down its Saalfeld jan/san and foodservice distribution business. Vertiv…

Sustainability double for BIC | Brazilian PM snubs BIC after Macron row | Exertis...

A round-up of this week’s business supplies-related news from around globe. Sustainability front and centre for BIC Stationery brand BIC’s…

Tech Data reports strong growth

Despite impressive quarterly performances in Tech Data’s Americas and Asia Pacific operating regions, Europe is still lagging behind. Overall sales…

Another ex-ADVEO exec joins virtual wholesaler

ADVEO executive Ulrich Paulus has joined former colleague Detlef Hentzel at Germany-based end-to-end virtual distributor DistriSmart. As Merchandising Director, Paulus…

Resilient H1 from Bunzl

Foodservice and facilities supplies distributor Bunzl said it produced a resilient performance in the first half of 2019 against a…

GPC to sell electricals unit

S.P. Richards parent group Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has agreed to sell its EIS electrical components subsidiary to a private…

Good year for Vistar

US vending and breakroom products giant Vistar achieved strong sales and earnings growth in fiscal 2019, parent company Performance Food…

ABC 2019: Stronger together

This year’s Advantage Business Conference (ABC), the event for US wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR), kicked off in sunny San Diego,…

SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…

UK stationery wholesaler changes hands

Manuscript Pen Company has announced the acquisition of distributor Lime Art & Stationery and its subsidiaries in the UK. Writing…

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DEX to provide turnkey MPS solution for Essendant dealers

In the second part of our interview with Harry Dochelli (click here for Part 1), the Essendant President reveals details…