Slight sales increase at SP Richards

Third-quarter sales at US-based business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1.3% versus 2017, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC)…

UK distributor enters administration

UK IT and EOS distributor Beta Distribution has gone into administration, OPI has learned. Rumours began circulating at the end…

Western-BRW continues facilities supplies growth

JP Gould subsidiary Western-BRW has acquired facilities supplies and maintenance equipment distributor High Point Sanitary Solutions. High Point has branches…

Genuine Parts sues Essendant

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has filed a lawsuit against Essendant, accusing the latter of “deceptive conduct and breaches of its…

Improved profitability at EVO

UK and Ireland office products group EVO – which includes wholesaler VOW and reseller Banner – has revealed EBITDA growth…

OTS welcomes new CEO

US-based imaging supplies distributor Online Tech Stores (OTS) has announced the successor for founder and CEO Bob Willmes. Greg Greenwell…

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…

Fastenal reports double-digit growth

MRO and industrial supplier Fastenal has reported solid sales for Q3 2018 led by a rise in vending devices. Q3…

JGBM embraces cloud-based marketing

UK-based distributor JGBM has revealed its plans to expand its cloud-based marketing platform TechStuff. TechStuff is currently used by over…

HP 2019 financial outlook | Canon Solutions America alliance | Xerox appoints EVP

HP Inc has revealed its fiscal 2019 financial outlook, providing details on its strategy and opportunities for long-term growth. It…

SYNNEX acquisition drives growth

IT distributor and services company SYNNEX has reported another quarter of record results for its Technology Solutions division. For Q3…

Investors file lawsuit against Essendant

Investors in US wholesaler Essendant have filed a complaint to halt the company’s planned merger with Staples Inc. The case…

Mitsubishi terminates arrangement with Newell

Manufacturer Mitsubishi Pencil has ended its distribution agreement with Newell Brands’ subsidiary Sanford. The deal, which has been in effect…

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…

New industry event in Australia?

A new event to showcase the Australian office products industry is being planned to take place next year. All About Office Expo will be open…

New acquisition for Cimpress | Cintas builds new facility | Xerox receives security authorisation...

Corporate apparel provider Cintas has built a new facility in Delta Township (MI). The building will be a 55,000 sq…

Office Distribution joins BPGI

Italian wholesaler Office Distribution has joined international buying group BPGI with immediate effect. The agreement strengthens BPGI’s membership in Italy…

DCC expands in North America

DCC, parent company of technology distributor Exertis, has acquired the Jam Group of Companies, expanding its footprint in Canada and…

Integra announces award winners

UK dealer group Integra has named the award winners from last week’s Innovate for Growth event. The awards were presented…

Exclusive: Essendant will remain independent, says Staples CEO

Staples CEO Sandy Douglas has told OPI that the reseller “fully intends” for Essendant to be run independently after it…

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ADVEO in creditor protection after Staples talks collapse

European business products wholesaler ADVEO has entered pre-insolvency proceedings after negotiations between its lenders and Staples Solutions ended without an…