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…

BSA award for Innovative’s Smith

Jennifer Smith, CEO of Minneapolis-based dealer Innovative Office Solutions, has been named as the honouree of this year’s Business Solutions…

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…

Kokuyo spends $90 million for indirect stake in Pentel

Japanese stationery and office products manufacturing and reseller group Kokuyo has bought out an investment fund that holds a stake…

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…

Price rises boost Navigator’s Q1 paper sales

Portugal-based paper manufacturer The Navigator Company has reported a 6% year-on-year increase in Q1 paper sales as higher prices more…

Hardwell leaves Nectere

Phil Hardwell has left his post as Commercial Director of UK dealer services group Nectere, he has confirmed to OPI.…

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

Analysis: Office Depot’s bumpy transformation road

A closer look at Office Depot’s first quarter results that were published yesterday. Office Depot’s share price nosedived at the…

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…

Depot announces $100 million savings plan

Office Depot in North America has announced a companywide restructuring plan that it is calling a ‘business acceleration programme’ as…

Amazon releases 2019 small business report

Amazon continues to publicise its benefits to small businesses around the world, this time with the publication of its 2019…

Inside ACCO’s Q1

Staples/Essendant update, direct-to-consumer sales, Australia challenges – OPI takes a closer look at the key takeaways from ACCO Brands’ first…

Depot names new Business Solutions Division leader

Office Depot has announced Stephen Mohan as EVP of its Business Solutions Division (BSD). Effective 13 May, Mohan joins the…

ITC to review Canon case

The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has said it will review a decision by the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in…

Integra confirms Fishlock move

Following yesterday’s announcement that Allison Fishlock is leaving Office Club, fellow UK dealer group Integra Business Solutions has confirmed her…

Merchandising manager to leave Office Club

UK dealer group Office Club has confirmed that Merchandising Manager Allison Fishlock is leaving the group. Office Club said that…

Takkt acquires Dutch e-commerce foodservice company

B2B supplies reseller Takkt has bought Netherlands-based foodservice supplier XXL Horeca in a deal that could be worth more than…

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…

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Office Depot France denies works council allegations

Office Depot has categorically denied allegations of the misuse of company funds made by workers’ representatives in France. As reported…