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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…

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…

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…

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…

New acquisition for Bluefish

UK-based independent dealer Bluefish has strengthened its portfolio with the acquisition of fellow Northampton-based Halcyon Office Solutions. Halcyon specialises in…

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UK stationery vendor ExaClair will launch its first TV advertising campaign on 17 August, to run over a six-week period.…

HP Inc buys Apogee 

HP Inc has acquired UK-based managed print services company Apogee. Apogee is a profitable office equipment dealer with a proven…

Staples turns the screw on Essendant

Staples has sent Essendant a draft merger agreement after reiterating its previous proposal to acquire the wholesaler for $11.50 per…

Complete Business Solutions breaks £100 million barrier

Fast-growing UK independent office supplies dealer Complete Business Solutions has announced two new acquisitions. After acquiring Office Gold earlier this month,…

Mac Papers continues packaging expansion

US-based paper distributor Mac Papers has acquired packaging and facility supplies distribution business Wilkerson Packaging. The deal is the most recent in…

ALSO expands in Eastern Europe

European IT and consumable distributor ALSO has acquired Slovenia-based company DISS, a leading distributor of software and IT equipment.As part…

Antalis refocuses on Europe

Paper and visual communications distributor Antalis has sold two branches of the company, while acquiring a Romanian visual solutions provider.Antalis…

Essendant transfers website software ownership to Enavate

Technology solutions company Enavate has announced it now has full website software ownership of Essendant's former subsidiary MBS Dev.Enavate said…

Baccash sells Office 1

Franchise office products retailer Office 1 has announced the sale of its assets and business to Panda, a cooperative based…

Market consolidation in New Zealand

Independent dealer New Zealand Office Supplies (NZOS) has acquired the Supplies division of Fuji Xerox New Zealand.The two companies have…

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HP Inc Printer Chief Enrique Lores gave an interview on the future of printers at HP. Lores said the company…

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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…