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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

HP 2019 financial outlook | Canon Solutions America alliance | Xerox appoints EVP

HP Inc has revealed its fiscal 2019 financial outlook, providing details on its strategy and opportunities for long-term growth. It…

Acquisition for Office Peeps

US reseller Office Peeps has acquired fellow South Dakota-based furniture and OP firm Central Business Supply. Over the next few…

ECi expands Field Services Division

US-based Office products technology provider ECi Software Solutions has acquired Office Document Consulting (ODC). ODC is a global provider of…

Investors file lawsuit against Essendant

Investors in US wholesaler Essendant have filed a complaint to halt the company’s planned merger with Staples Inc. The case…

Lavazza to acquire Mars Drinks

Italian coffee brand Lavazza has agreed to purchase the drinks business from Mars. The acquisition will include Flavia and Klinx,…

Dealer organisations unite for FTC letter

Four leading independent dealer organisations in the US have joined forces to voice their concerns to the Federal Trade Commission…

New acquisition for Cimpress | Cintas builds new facility | Xerox receives security authorisation...

Corporate apparel provider Cintas has built a new facility in Delta Township (MI). The building will be a 55,000 sq…

DCC expands in North America

DCC, parent company of technology distributor Exertis, has acquired the Jam Group of Companies, expanding its footprint in Canada and…

Exclusive: Essendant will remain independent, says Staples CEO

Staples CEO Sandy Douglas has told OPI that the reseller “fully intends” for Essendant to be run independently after it…

Staples begins tender offer for Essendant shares

Staples Inc has announced the commencement of its tender offer for all outstanding shares of Essendant common stock. It’s not…

UK acquisition for Steelcase

US-based office furniture manufacturer Steelcase has acquired UK furniture company Orangebox. Orangebox’s portfolio offers “high-performance alternatives to traditional seating, patented…

Konica Minolta expands ECM portfolio

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA has continued its growth plan with the acquisition of Kentucky-based document management business VeBridge Holdings.…

Staples deal for Essendant confirmed

The acquisition of US office products wholesaler Essendant by Staples in a deal worth almost $1 billion has been confirmed.…

Top Essendant shareholder opposes Staples offer

Pzena Investment Management, Essendant’s largest shareholder, has said it will not support Staples’ current proposal to acquire the wholesaler. In…

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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…