Donahue praises SP Richards performance

Genuine Parts (GPC) CEO Paul Donahue said yesterday that business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) had an “excellent” end to…

Sales up at SP Richards

Genuine Parts, parent company of SP Richards (SPR), has said the North American business products wholesaler achieved sales growth of…

Ingram Micro tackles cybersecurity

Global IT distributor Ingram Micro is to significantly expand its Cyber Security business across EMEA and Turkey. The company is…

Sequana loses appeal | Expansion for Nuance | GPC makes acquisition

The Court of Appeal in London, UK, has upheld a judgement against European paper group Sequana that related to a €135 million…

Exertis announces date for 2019 event

Technology distributor Exertis has announced details for its third channel event, Plug In To Exertis. The line-up will include seminars…

VOW touts dealer strategy success

With a slew of industry awards under its belt, UK wholesaler VOW is reaping the rewards of its dealer-first approach. The…

Schultz joins SPR

US business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) has announced the appointment of Steve Schultz as EVP, effective 18 February. Based…

Promotion for SPR’s Lee

Chad Lee has been promoted to EVP at US wholesaler SP Richards (SPR). Lee was most recently SVP, leading both SPR’s operations and acquired…

Antalis remains resilient

European paper merchant Antalis said despite a volatile market, FY2018 sales are expected to be stable. In the company’s unaudited…

ALSO looks to improve reseller relationships

European technology distributor ALSO has reshuffled the management team at its operations in France as it looks to forge closer…

Ingram Micro welcomes new director

Global IT distributor Ingram Micro has appointed a new director to head its Cloud Business in the Middle East, Turkey,…

Amazon reports growth | Apple sales fall | The Navigator Company ups prices

Amazon has announced a solid quarter of growth in Q3 2018, as sales were up 20% to $72.4 billion and…

Sycamore completes Essendant acquisition

Staples Inc has confirmed that an affiliate of its owner Sycamore Partners has completed the acquisition of North American office…

SPOT reveals new CEO identity

UK office supplies group SPOT (Spicers/OfficeTeam) has confirmed the appointment of its new CEO following the recent departure of Jeff…

Essendant expects Staples transaction to close soon

Following yesterday’s news that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved its acquisition by Staples, Essendant has written to its…

Tech Data appoints Asia Pacific President

US-based IT distributor Tech Data has announced its new President for the Asia Pacific division, effective immediately. Jaideep Malhotra is…

NTS joins FusionPlus Data

Ireland-based stationery and tape distributor National Tape Sales (NTS) has partnered with UK content specialist FusionPlus Data. The new and…

Conditions imposed on Staples-Essendant deal

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved Staples Inc’s proposed $482.7 million acquisition of wholesaler Essendant – but with…

SPOT appointment expected soon

Outgoing Spicers/OfficeTeam (SPOT) CEO Jeff Whiteway has told OPI that the process of recruiting his successor is nearing completion. Whiteway’s…

Monolith goes Solo

Germany-based business luggage supplier Monolith has signed an agreement to distribute Solo New York bags, briefcases and backpacks across Europe.…

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Relief for Borroni after difficult times

OPI speaks with ADVEO Italy Managing Director Luca Borroni following the news that the company’s future has been assured. After…