TriMega dealers endorse merger

US dealer group TriMega has announced that its independent dealer shareholders have approved the proposed merger with Independent Suppliers Group…

ALSO strengthens Eastern Europe position

European distribution group ALSO has acquired Polish firm ABC Data. Warsaw-based ABC Data is active in six Eastern European countries…

Wesfarmers buys online retailer

Officeworks owner Wesfarmers has agreed to acquire local e-commerce retailer Catch Group for A$230 million (US$160 million). Founded in 2006,…

Relief for Borroni after difficult times

OPI speaks with ADVEO Italy Managing Director Luca Borroni following the news that the company’s future has been assured. After…

M&A deal for Egan Reid

UK independent dealer Egan Reid has made its fourth external growth investment in the past seven years. The latest deal…

Amazon drone deliveries imminent | Xerox and HP strengthen ties | Xerox acquisitions |...

This week’s round-up of office products and business supplies news from around the globe. Amazon ready for drone deliveries Amazon…

Reprieve for ADVEO Italy

A binding offer for the acquisition of ADVEO’s Italian subsidiary has been received, the wholesaler has announced. Last month, the…

Lyreco gearing up for growth in Asia

OPI catches up with Lyreco Asia Managing Director Greg Liénard following the news of its acquisition of Singapore reseller DeskRight.…

Administrators confirm end of Office Outlet

The winding down of the Office Outlet office supplies retail business has been confirmed by its joint administrators from Deloitte.…

Imperial Dade continues buying spree

Leading US foodservice and jan/san supplies firm Imperial Dade has closed its 22nd acquisition under the leadership of father and…

EVO reviewing strategic options

The UK and Ireland’s EVO Group of Companies (EVO) has confirmed the appointment of Clearwater International as a strategic advisor.…

Lyreco makes Singapore acquisition

Lyreco has rekindled its external growth strategy in Asia by acquiring Singapore contract stationer DeskRight. Just over 12 months after…

Amazon denies seller cull | New owners at Swedish office furniture maker | IP...

This week’s office products, business supplies and stationery news from around the web and elsewhere. Amazon denies seller purge Amazon…

Dealer group merger agreed

The boards of the three leading US office products dealer groups have approved their merger and confirmed key details of…

ADVEO France reassures the market

ADVEO France has issued a statement to the local trade outlining the benefits of its takeover by private equity firm…

Bolt-on acquisition for Avery

Avery has made a small acquisition in Canada, its parent company CCL Industries has announced. The latest addition to the…

New CEOs for WH Smith and Lexmark | Biella acquisition closes | Steady Q3...

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

Office Depot expands dealer network

Office Depot has made a new dealer acquisition in the US, but this time it’s a pure e-tailer. The reseller…

ADVEO subsidiaries sold

ADVEO has confirmed that its operations in France and Belgium have been bought by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners.…

Amazon expands delivery focus | Depot loses BBB accreditation | Moleskine sales fall

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

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Essendant’s CORE on hold as combined event talks take place

In the third part of our interview with Harry Dochelli, the Essendant President discusses his relationship with Sycamore Partners, the…