Bunzl continues on growth path

Distribution and services group Bunzl has reported quarterly increases and announced its latest acquisition. In a Q3 trading update, Bunzl said…

Acquisition for Kimball

US furniture manufacturer Kimball is to acquire contract furniture designer David Edward. Headquartered in Baltimore (MD), David Edward specialises in…

Fuji wins appeal in Xerox case

Japan-based imaging company Fujifilm has won an appeal in its legal battle with Xerox. Fujifilm filed the case against Xerox…

Cott grows water solutions portfolio

DS Services, a subsidiary of Canada-based beverage solutions provider Cott, has acquired US water brand Mountain Valley Spring Company. Bought…

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…

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Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…