Corwell reports strong third quarter

Hungarian wholesaler Corwell has said a strong third quarter has helped it to achieve year-to-date sales growth of 18%.Corwell said…

Spicers switches to DCi for 5 Star cartridges

Spicers has announced an inkjet and toner cartridge agreement with UK-based manufacturer DCi for the wholesaler's 5 Star compatible products.The…

United Stationers launches online dealer assessment tool

United Stationers has introduced a benchmarking tool for dealers related to the wholesaler's '7 Moves to Win' initiative.The 7 Moves…

SP Richards launches furniture training webinar series

Office products distributor SP Richards has launched Fast Track, a live webinar series focused on highlighting different furniture sales opportunities.SP…

VOW promotes Weedall to national role

UK wholesaler VOW has appointed Martin Weedall to the newly created position of National Sales Director with immediate effect.Weedall joined…

Vasanta: VOW is taking share

VOW parent company Vasanta has said that the UK wholesaler's sales in the eight months to the end of August…

EOSA now focused on growth

The European Office Supplies Alliance (EOSA) says it is looking to grow again after adding its first new member in…

United rebranding soon?

As earnings conference calls go, yesterday's United Stationers webcast was rather a short affair, clocking in at less than 40…

United programme irks dealer groups

United Stationers has recently announced a new purchasing programme called trUchoice. The main aim of the initiative is straightforward: to…

A digital mind-set

Every business is a digital business, according to global consulting, technology and outsourcing firm Accenture. In its Accenture Technology Vision 2013…

Westcoast confirms ECi integration

UK IT distributor Westcoast has said its systems are now fully integrated with ECi's Vision, Progress and Horizon platforms.Westcoast said…

VOW reports share gains

OPI speaks to Vasanta's Steve Haworth following Q1 sales releaseIt was something of a first to receive a first quarter…

ADVEO looking to unlock potential

Paperworld wasn't the only major OP event taking place in Europe at the end of January. On the outskirts of…

Balancing act: the last mile debate

Nobody wants their office products parcel thrown over the garden fence ('thankfully' that only happens in the B2C world –…

IS gaining national accounts momentum

The award to dealer group Independent Stationers (IS) of the US Communities (USC) cooperative purchasing contract in 2010 was seen…

Wholesale changes in OP technology

Software, solutions and systems from the US OP wholesalers continue to evolve every year  The US wholesalers operating in the…

Big Interview: Richard Scharmann

Tough Times Richard Scharmann has his irons in so many fires that he’s superbly placed to give OPI an overview…

Wholesalers

While the market was somewhat more favourable than in recent years, there was still little significant white-collar job growth to…

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GSA provides e-commerce update

One month before it is due to submit a report to Congress on its federal e-commerce marketplace initiative, the US…