CNG expands into Southwestern US

US sales and distribution firm Central National Gottesman (CNG) has announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division has acquired paper distributor…

ARC sales increase | ALSO partners with Treolan | Office Depot announces new appointment

US-based print services provider ARC Document Solutions has reported that Q2 2018 sales grew 2% to $104.2 million, while EBITDA…

Packaging drives Veritiv growth

North American B2B distributor Veritiv has reported solid growth in Q2 2018, boosted by continued improvement in its Packaging division.…

Essendant shareholders to vote in October

A special meeting of Essendant’s shareholders will take place on 5 October 2018 to vote on the issuance of new…

Staples and Essendant sign NDA

After months of waiting, Staples and Essendant have finally entered into a confidentiality agreement (NDA). Following last week’s news that…

LSC office product sales stabilise

LSC Communications’ Office Products division saw Q2 2018 sales trends improve compared to the previous quarter. Although organic sales decreased…

Dixons Carphone concludes investigation | Fujifilm continues attempts to acquire Xerox | JGBM sales...

UK stationery vendor ExaClair will launch its first TV advertising campaign on 17 August, to run over a six-week period.…

Exertis announce new Head of Kondor

European technology distributor Exertis has announced the appointment of Gary Fowle to lead the next phase of Kondor’s integration. Fowle…

Staples turns the screw on Essendant

Staples has sent Essendant a draft merger agreement after reiterating its previous proposal to acquire the wholesaler for $11.50 per…

ALSO appoints head of e-commerce

European technology distributor ALSO Group has appointed Philipp Koch as SVP E-Commerce. He will be responsible for the company’s e-commerce…

Mac Papers continues packaging expansion

US-based paper distributor Mac Papers has acquired packaging and facility supplies distribution business Wilkerson Packaging. The deal is the most recent in…

ADVEO reaches agreement with banks

The investment of Pimco into ADVEO has been abandoned after the pan-European wholesaler’s banks agreed to cough up a further…

Essendant tops earnings estimates

There was some encouraging news for Essendant in its second quarter earnings which came in well ahead of analysts’ consensus…

International Paper sales growth | ECi appoints new CFO | Staples announces scholarship campaign

Canadian office supply reseller Staples Canada found that 60% of Canadian parents, teachers and students enjoy the back to school (BTS) season.…

ALSO H1 sales increase

European technology distributor ALSO reported H1 2018 sales growth of 1.2%. H1 sales increased to €4.18 billion ($4.8 billion) from…

Interview: Spicers growing in the double digits, says Whiteway

The onboarding of the Advantia supply contract from the end of January and other new contract wins means that Spicers…

ALSO expands in Eastern Europe

European IT and consumable distributor ALSO has acquired Slovenia-based company DISS, a leading distributor of software and IT equipment.As part…

Sales trends improve at SP Richards

Second quarter sales at US wholesaler SP Richards were flat year on year, although operating margin continues to decline.In its…

Essendant transfers website software ownership to Enavate

Technology solutions company Enavate has announced it now has full website software ownership of Essendant's former subsidiary MBS Dev.Enavate said…

Spicers declines drag on SPOT performance

The annual results of Better Capital, the owner of office products group Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT), have just been published, revealing continued…

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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…