Comparable sales boost for SP Richards

SP Richards’ (SPR) third-quarter year-on-year sales increase of 1.3% was the first quarter of comparable sales growth for three years.…

Steady growth for Manutan

European MRO and business supplies reseller has posted positive results to complete its financial year. For the three months ended…

First aid products boost Acme sales

US-based office products vendor Acme United reported Q3 sales growth of 3%, thanks largely to strong sales in its first…

Slight sales increase at SP Richards

Third-quarter sales at US-based business products wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1.3% versus 2017, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC)…

Grainger to increase prices

MRO supplier Grainger has announced that it is expecting to raise prices for US customers as a result of tariffs…

Fuji wins appeal in Xerox case

Japan-based imaging company Fujifilm has won an appeal in its legal battle with Xerox. Fujifilm filed the case against Xerox…

Cott grows water solutions portfolio

DS Services, a subsidiary of Canada-based beverage solutions provider Cott, has acquired US water brand Mountain Valley Spring Company. Bought…

Western-BRW continues facilities supplies growth

JP Gould subsidiary Western-BRW has acquired facilities supplies and maintenance equipment distributor High Point Sanitary Solutions. High Point has branches…

Genuine Parts sues Essendant

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has filed a lawsuit against Essendant, accusing the latter of “deceptive conduct and breaches of its…

Improved profitability at EVO

UK and Ireland office products group EVO – which includes wholesaler VOW and reseller Banner – has revealed EBITDA growth…

Maul and Schneider expand in France

Germany-based OP manufacturers Maul and Schneider are working together to create a joint subsidiary in France. The subsidiary will open…

Costco pays fine | SYNNEX completes Convergys acquisition | WeWork to ‘revive retail’

Warehouse Club operator Costco has agreed to pay a $3.85 million civil penalty for knowingly failing to report that its…

Stationery performance helps WH Smith sales

UK retailer WH Smith reported that its stationery category defied the UK high street slump with an improved sales performance.…

Kyocera advances European strategy

Printing OEM Kyocera Document Solutions Europe has acquired its Czech Republic-based printing solutions firm Janus. Janus was previously an international…

Price increases offset pressures at Mondi

Despite upward pressure on the cost base, Mondi has reported that its uncoated fine paper (UFP) division performed well. In…

Fastenal reports double-digit growth

MRO and industrial supplier Fastenal has reported solid sales for Q3 2018 led by a rise in vending devices. Q3…

Quarterly loss at Askul

Japanese business supplies reseller Askul has reported an operating loss in Q1 2019 after a steep rise in warehousing and…

Iron Mountain expands presence in China

Document storage and management firm Iron Mountain has acquired the Chinese branch of US-based document solutions firm GRM. GRM China…

Lyreco UK exceeds sales expectations

Office products reseller Lyreco UK has reported a 7.1% rise in sales for 2017, despite a tough economic backdrop. Sales…

Depot acquires another dealer

OPI has learned that Office Depot has purchased US dealer Business Essentials. The company, which was formerly known as Bertleson’s, was founded in Minneapolis…

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ADVEO in creditor protection after Staples talks collapse

European business products wholesaler ADVEO has entered pre-insolvency proceedings after negotiations between its lenders and Staples Solutions ended without an…