UK stationery wholesaler changes hands

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

Distribution Management expands Pennsylvania DC

Distribution Management, the parent company of Supplies Network, has expanded its Northeast distribution centre in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to support customer…

Print segment slump hits Veritiv

North American B2B distribution company Veritiv has reported an adjusted year-on-year sales decline of 9.5% in the second quarter, largely…

Vote now for NAOPA People’s Choice award

Time is running to get your vote in for the coveted People’s Choice award at this year’s North American Office…

ADVEO Italy buyers underestimated running costs

The transaction to acquire ADVEO Italy fell through because the prospective new owners were not fully aware of the business’s…

Haugh to leave Essendant

Essendant’s VP of its Vertical Markets Group David Haugh is to leave the wholesaler, OPI can confirm. Haugh – who…

Toppin praises response to SPR fire

S.P. Richards (SPR) CEO Rick Toppin has issued an update following a fire that devastated the wholesaler’s Atlanta headquarters and…

ADVEO Italy deal off

The eleventh-hour agreement to save ADVEO’s Italian subsidiary has collapsed. In a regulatory filing to the Spanish stock market authority…

Antalis provides preliminary results

Distribution company Antalis has provided preliminary H1 operating results that show a decline in sales and EBITDA. Sales for the…

Cloud and services boost for ALSO

European IT distributor ALSO has reported comparable EBITDA growth of 15% in the first half of the year. Adjusted EBITDA…

Former Amazon Business GM joins online wholesaler

Prentis Wilson, until recently the General Manager of Amazon Business, has been named as President of online wholesaling club Boxed.…

SPR CEO communicates on fire

S.P. Richards (SPR) CEO Rick Toppin has issued an open letter to OPI readers after the wholesaler’s Atlanta distribution centre and headquarters…

Antalis supporting breast cancer research | HP makes Southeast Asia raids | Record year...

A round-up of this week’s business supplies-related news from across the globe. Antalis supporting fight against breast cancer For the…

Margins stable at S.P. Richards

North American business products wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) has reported flat Q2 operating margin despite a slight drop in sales.…

Merchant merger closes

The sale of Papyrus Deutschland to Portugal-based distribution group Inapa has been finalised, with the effective date of the transaction…

UK OP industry hit by public holiday change

The recent switch of the 2020 Early May Bank Holiday in the UK has left the country’s office supplies wholesalers…

Good uptake for inaugural Aussie event

More than 60 suppliers are set to attend the inaugural joint event being held in August by Australian dealer group…

JPP acquires leading UK paper merchant

The UK’s second largest paper merchant Premier Paper has been acquired by Japan Pulp and Paper (JPP). JPP said it…

Australian distributor sold

Spicers, the Australia-based distribution company that remained following the collapse of PaperlinX in 2015, has been sold to Japan’s Kokusai…

Papyrus sale given the green light

The sale of paper merchant Papyrus Deutschland to Portugal-based group Inapa has been approved by the German competition authorities. OptiGroup…

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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…