Declines for European hardcopy market

Latest research by International Data Corporation (IDC) shows the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market has contracted 5.8% in…

KMP invests in Chinese technology.

German aftermarket consumables company has acquired a 49% stake in a Chinese technology manufacturer. Shenzhen-based Tec-Motion Technology develops and produces…

Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…

Office Depot gets Garvey’s

Leading Chicago area reseller Garvey’s Office Products is the latest office supplies dealer to be swayed by the current big-box…

Staples says its Essendant offer is superior

Staples has again written to the board of Essendant to state that its proposal of $11.50 per share for the…

CNG expands into Southwestern US

US sales and distribution firm Central National Gottesman (CNG) has announced that its Lindenmeyr Munroe division has acquired paper distributor…

Wulff expands print portfolio

Nordics office products reseller Wulff has acquired printing solutions business Mavecom Palvelut. Established in 2012, Mavecom Pavelut operates the Canon…

Expansion for The Mailing Room

UK postal services company The Mailing Room (TMR) has bought another independent franking machine supplier. The acquisition of Essex-based Franking…

Sappi sales increase despite price headwinds

South Africa-based paper group Sappi has reported sales growth in Q3 2018 while facing continued pulp cost increases. Sales increased…

US performance hits Avery Q2 sales

Office products vendor Avery reported both sales and profit decline in Q2 2018, mainly due to a fall in the…

Visual Edge continues on expansion path

US-based office and IT solutions business Visual Edge has continued its acquisition buying spree, adding three more companies to its…

ARC sales increase | ALSO partners with Treolan | Office Depot announces new appointment

US-based print services provider ARC Document Solutions has reported that Q2 2018 sales grew 2% to $104.2 million, while EBITDA…

AFH operating costs hit Kruger profits

North American hygiene products manufacturer Kruger Products reported losses for its away-from-home (AFH) category. While AFH sales were flat at…

Packaging drives Veritiv growth

North American B2B distributor Veritiv has reported solid growth in Q2 2018, boosted by continued improvement in its Packaging division.…

Plantronics reports better than expected sales

Personal audio communications manufacturer Plantronics has said Q1 2019 sales have exceeded expectations. The company saw sales increase 8.5% to…

Essendant shareholders to vote in October

A special meeting of Essendant’s shareholders will take place on 5 October 2018 to vote on the issuance of new…

Furniture orders drive School Specialty sales

Educational products reseller School Specialty has reported strong double-digit growth in its Q2 furniture category. Furniture sales were up 22.4%…

ISSA forges deal with AACP

Cleaning industry association ISSA has partnered with the American Association for Cleaning Professionals (AACP). The AACP specifically serves contractors in…

Staples and Essendant sign NDA

After months of waiting, Staples and Essendant have finally entered into a confidentiality agreement (NDA). Following last week’s news that…

Improving Q2 trends at Office Depot

Office Depot Inc has reported a better underlying sales performance at both its retail and delivery businesses in the second…

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Analysis: Essendant making “strategic investments” in the IDC

Business products wholesaler Essendant said that it spent $19 million on investments in the independent reseller channel (IDC) in the…