School Specialty targets profitability

Leading US school and curriculum supplies reseller School Specialty has said it has walked away from some large, low-margin business…

The Mailing Room acquires again

UK independent distributor of franking machines and mailroom equipment The Mailing Room (TMR) has completed its fourth recent business acquisition.…

Flex makes major California acquisition

Private equity-backed imaging and managed print company Flex Technology Group (FTG) has just announced the acquisition of Southern California-based CBE…

Cott grows delivery business

North American and European workplace beverages supplier Cott has reported growth of 6% for its Route Based Services (RBS) division…

Sales slip at OfficeMate

Leading Thailand office supplies reseller OfficeMate has reported a 3.5% decline in second quarter sales. Q2 sales at OfficeMate were…

UK stationery wholesaler changes hands

Manuscript Pen Company has announced the acquisition of distributor Lime Art & Stationery and its subsidiaries in the UK. Writing…

Organic growth for Avery

Office products vendor Avery has reported organic growth of 2.5% in the second quarter ended 30 June. Avery’s sales for…

Nienkämper buys out ICF stake

High-end Canadian corporate furniture manufacturer Nienkämper is once again an independent entity after buying out the ownership interest of International…

OP sales down but margins up at LSC

Year-on-year Q2 sales at LSC Communication’s Office Products division were down a comparable 9.5%. The Office Products group’s sales for…

FILA getting back on track

Stationery, school and art supplies manufacturer FILA has said results at its key European and North American operations are improving.…

Smith focuses on B2B

Office Depot CEO Gerry Smith called the company’s second quarter results a “compelling demonstration” of how it was implementing its…

Interesting Q1 for Poly

There were a lot of moving parts that impacted the first quarter results of Poly, the new name for Plantronics…

LSC amends credit agreement after Quad decision

Beleaguered commercial print and office products company LSC Communications has entered into a more restrictive credit agreement following the collapse…

Print segment slump hits Veritiv

North American B2B distribution company Veritiv has reported an adjusted year-on-year sales decline of 9.5% in the second quarter, largely…

Smartphone slump hits Zagg

The steep decline in 2019 smartphone shipments is forcing mobile accessories supplier Zagg to take corrective action. The US-based vendor…
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Baumgartens chooses Harbinger for US sales

Office and school supplies vendor Baumgartens has selected rep group Harbinger National to grow sales in the US. The Harbinger…

RCP profitability behind Newell U-turn

Newell Brands interim CEO Chris Peterson said the decision to keep the Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) division was not due…

Kerr acquires; undergoes rebrand

US independent dealer Kerr Workplace Solutions has acquired the supplies division of fellow Kentucky reseller Office Environment Company (OEC). The…

Growth for Kimball

Workplace furniture manufacturer Kimball has reported organic growth of around 7% for the 12 months ended 30 June. Sales for…

ACCO buys leading Brazilian supplier

ACCO Brands has strengthened its position in the Brazilian market with the acquisition of leading notebook vendor Foroni. Effective 1…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…