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…

Staples buys e-commerce software firm Runa

Staples has strengthened its e-commerce capabilities by acquiring Silicon Valley-based software firm Runa.Runa develops e-commerce solutions that help online retailers…

AOPD signs RDA Advantage as jan/san partner

Dealer network AOPD has added redistributor RDA Advantage to its Business Partner programme in the US.RDA Advantage is a pure…

Pukka Pads seals Yorkshire Envelope deal

Pukka Pads has diversified its product portfolio with the acquisition of UK manufacturer Yorkshire Envelope.Bingley-based Yorkshire Envelope, which produces a…

Hummel’s buys Hayes

New York's Hummel's Office Plus has acquired fellow dealer Hayes Office Products for an undisclosed sum.Hayes – which is based…

OfficeMax makes $1.7 million school supplies donation

OfficeMax and its back-to-school customers have donated nearly $1.7 million in classroom supplies to teachers and schools through the office…

OPI Video: FSSI office supplies contract

Two independent dealers in the US talk to OPI about the next US Federal government office supplies contract.It may seem…

Please support OPI in Climb of Life challenge

OPI is asking for your generous support in the fight against cancer as we once again take part in the…

Pelikan sees profit improvement despite sales slide

Restructuring actions helped stationery and consumables manufacturer Pelikan to grow H1 operating and net profit.An interim report from Pelikan's Switzerland-based…

Rosa’s confirms Vicky Hauptstueck as new President

Rosa’s Office Plus has officially announced that Vicky Hauptstueck has been promoted to President.Hauptstueck has been fully involved in the…

OPI exclusive: TriMega reinvigorates Point Nationwide

One of the most eagerly anticipated sessions at last week's EPIC 2013 convention was a town hall meeting on TriMega's…

TriMega reinvigorates Point Nationwide

One of the most eagerly anticipated sessions at last week's EPIC 2013 convention was a town hall meeting on TriMega's…

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…

Is Starboard starting to flex its muscles?

As I was arriving in Texas last week for the EPIC dealer group show, the news came through that Ravi…

Dealer groups at EPIC highlight collaboration

The opening session of the EPIC 2013 joint dealer group convention has just taken place in Texas, with Independent Stationers…

Photizo and NAPPS in UK MPS tie-up

Photizo has partnered with UK association NAPPS to develop best practices and operating standards across the UK's managed print services…

Rising to the challenge

There were some great insights into Staples' 'reinvention plan' during Wednesday's quarterly earnings conference call. The leading global reseller had…

ISSA issues FSSI call to action

Like its OP counterpart, jan-san trade association ISSA is calling for its members to take action in the federal government…

A no grow area?

Recent quarterly results have highlighted the struggle OP companies are continuing to face to achieve top-line growth. Office Depot, OfficeMax…

United rebranding soon?

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

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Veritiv closes jan/san business

North American paper, packaging and facility solutions group Veritiv is shutting down its Saalfeld jan/san and foodservice distribution business. Vertiv…