Essendant blames government shutdown for Staples delay

US wholesaler Essendant has updated its staff and customers on the status of its pending acquisition by Staples. In documents…

PBS Holding looks to conquer Italy

Multichannel office products player PBS Holding has made the decision to take on the Italian market in 2019. OPI caught…

Albers joins Quantore

Industry veteran Dennis Albers has joined Dutch wholesaler Quantore as Head of Purchasing and Category Management. Albers joins the company…

BCD partners with FusionPlus

UK-based printer cartridges provider BCD Supplies has announced a partnership with UK content specialist FusionPlus Data. Featuring the Expert range…

International Paper acquisition | BIC sells factory | Bong appoints CFO

Global pulp, paper, and packaging producer International Paper has acquired family-owned Spanish packaging business Envases Grau for an undisclosed sum.…

Private equity firm reaches deal with ADVEO

ADVEO’s operations in France, Italy and Belgium are set to be acquired by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners. In…

Ingram Micro to be sold

The China-based parent company of Ingram Micro has confirmed that it is in talks to sell the IT distributor. In…

ALSO expands in Croatia

European technology distributor ALSO has acquired Croatia-based IT wholesaler RECRO. RECRO provides a range of IT products and solutions from…

Antalis receives distributor award | Tech Data expands in Brazil | Flexsteel appoints CEO

European paper merchant Antalis has been named Distributor of the Year by Integra for the third consecutive year. Antalis was…

Court approves ADVEO insolvency plan

A Spanish commercial court has approved the voluntary insolvency proposed by European wholesaler ADVEO. In a regulatory filing with the…

Promotions at Exertis

UK-based technology distributor Exertis has announced a number of staff changes. Jamie Brothwell has been appointed to the newly created…

VOW launches charity challenge

UK wholesaler VOW has announced a new charity initiative starting in January 2019. The company-wide scheme is aimed at encouraging…

Messe Frankfurt acquires Clean Show | Amazon to expand in London | BIC celebrates...

Messe Frankfurt has purchased the Clean Show. The US trade fair for textile care Is held every two years and…

Success for new format Green Light

UK wholesaler VOW reports a positive response to this year’s Green Light show. Held on 6 December in Birmingham, the…

Dave Fortune passes away

OPI is very saddened to report that Dave Fortune passed away last week. Dave died peacefully with family members by…

Scandinavian expansion for Bunzl

UK distribution and services group Bunzl has continued its European growth strategy with an acquisition in Denmark. Located in Copenhagen,…

VOW reveals award winners

UK wholesaler VOW has announced the winners of its 2018 Venture Awards. The awards recognise manufacturers and resellers that have…

Exertis appoints Programme Director

Technology distributor Exertis has created a new role to manage change and implement strategic projects. Howard Ingleby has been appointed…

Papedis expands product offering

Swiss office products wholesaler Papedis has expanded its assortment with the acquisition of local distributor Roost. The addition of Roost…

ECi snaps up Print Audit

US-based office products technology provider ECi Software Solutions has expanded its foothold in the device remote monitoring market through the…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…