ADVEO France reassures the market

ADVEO France has issued a statement to the local trade outlining the benefits of its takeover by private equity firm…

VOW Wholesale announces event details

VOW Wholesale has confirmed 5 December as the date for its Green Light 2019 exhibition. More than 70 suppliers and…

New CEOs for WH Smith and Lexmark | Biella acquisition closes | Steady Q3...

A round-up of this week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Leadership change…

ADVEO subsidiaries sold

ADVEO has confirmed that its operations in France and Belgium have been bought by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners.…

Amazon expands delivery focus | Depot loses BBB accreditation | Moleskine sales fall

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, business products and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Amazon paying…

Antalis shareholding restructuring still in progress

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis has provided an update following the news that parent company Sequana has gone…

ADVEO begins liquidation process in Italy

Following the failure to find a buyer for its operations in Italy, ADVEO is taking steps to liquidate its Italian…

Strong year for Exertis; makes acquisitions in Europe

DCC Technology, the distribution business of Ireland-based group DCC that trades as Exertis, has reported an impressive set of full-year…

OfficeZilla confirms SPR switch

US office products dealer franchise network OfficeZilla has announced a new first-call wholesaler relationship with SP Richards (SPR). When OPI…

Germany weighs on OptiGroup results

Søren Gaardboe, CEO of European B2B distribution company OptiGroup (formerly Papyrus), has said that difficulties experienced in the German market…

Public sector progress for Amazon UK | Are you ready for WaaS? | COLOP...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, business products and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. YPO readies…

Veritiv lowers outlook after soft Q1

North American B2B distributor Veritiv has cut its full-year earnings forecast after it reported “challenging market conditions” in the first…

Gould takes majority stake in Denmaur

Paper industry icon Harry Gould has taken a majority stake in UK-based paper supplier Denmaur Paper Media. Gould left US-based…

Name change for VOW | Staples Canada teams up with FedEx | 25 years...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, business products and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Office supplies…

Bain to acquire Imperial Dade

Private equity powerhouse Bain Capital is to acquire a majority stake in leading US foodservice and jan/san supplies company Imperial…

New CEO for JP Gould

US-based paper distributor JP Gould has appointed Michael Trachtenberg as its CEO, effective 1 May. Trachtenberg – who was Gould’s…

Amazon Q1 in numbers | Amazon Business India in the spotlight | Huge investment...

A round-up of this week’s office supplies, business products and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Here are…

Resilient Q1, says Antalis

Paper, packaging and visual communications distributor Antalis has said its first quarter results represent a “resilient” performance in an unfavourable…

Buyer withdraws from ADVEO Italy deal

Negotiations involving Italian distribution group GDN for the purchase of ADVEO Italy have ended without an agreement being reached. In…

SPR 2020 ABC plans in doubt after BSA announcement

North American business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) has confirmed it will not be able to hold a traditional Advantage…

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Askul seeking end to Yahoo Japan partnership

Japanese office supplies reseller Askul has said it intends to dissolve its relationship with main shareholder Yahoo Japan following a…