Buyer withdraws from ADVEO Italy deal

Negotiations involving Italian distribution group GDN for the purchase of ADVEO Italy have ended without an agreement being reached. In…

Furniture declines at HNI

First quarter office furniture sales at US-based manufacturer HNI were down 5.1% on an organic basis versus Q1 2018, the…

Cost savings boost Acme’s profit

Office products, first aid and cutting tools vendor Acme United grew Q1 operating profit by more than 12% as cost-saving…

eBay hits back at Amazon | Emerald comes to Europe | Amazon exits China...

A round-up of this week's office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Following Amazon…

Sales increase for SP Richards

First quarter sales at wholesaler SP Richards (SPR) increased by 1%, parent company Genuine Parts (GPC) has revealed in its…

Fuji Xerox government suspension lifted

After its suspension by New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE), Fuji Xerox is to be reinstated as…

Exacompta on track to close Biella acquisition

The shareholders of Switzerland-based filing manufacturer Biella have shown overwhelming support for the company’s acquisition by Exacompta. During the public…

Acquisition for Jalema

European office products manufacturer Jalema has acquired Germany-based business supplies firm Dataplus. Based in Pfullendorf, Dataplus specialises in polypropylene products…

Tri-state expansion for Imperial Dade

US jan/san and food service distributor Imperial Dade has acquired Edmar Cleaning. Headquartered in Woodside (NY), Edmar is a distributor of…

ALSO expands eastwards

European distribution group ALSO has agreed to acquire Solytron, the largest local IT distributor in Bulgaria. Founded in 1991, Solytron…

UK dealer groups to combine

UK office products dealer groups Nemo and Office Club have announced they are to merge. The groups – both members…

EVO launches CSR initiative | Complete acquires again | Staples Canada trials same-day delivery...

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

WH Smith increases focus on stationery

UK-based retailer WH Smith has extended its stationery ranges and given them more prominence in its stores, the company stated…

US dealer groups provide merger update

US office products dealer groups Independent Suppliers Group (ISG), TriMega Purchasing Association and Pinnacle Affiliates are a step nearer to…

Lyreco Switzerland releases 2018 results

Lyreco’s Swiss subsidiary has said that an increase in the number of orders more than offset pricing pressures in 2018.…

Edding on solid ground

Writing and presentation products manufacturer edding has reported FY2018 growth in both sales and profits. Sales for the year were up…

WeWork acquires Managed by Q

Collaborative workspace provider WeWork has bought office management platform Managed by Q for a rumoured $200-$250 million. The move comes shortly…

Mixed year for Fiducial

Leading French B2B reseller Fiducial Office Solutions recently reported its full-year results for the 12 months ended 30 September 2018,…

Plaisio sales top €300 million

Greek reseller Plaisio Computers achieved top-line growth in 2018 of 8%, taking its full-year revenue to almost €309 million ($347…

Office Depot issues Q1 profit warning

Office Depot Inc has said that its first quarter results will be lower than expected, largely due to a weak…

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