National Envelope boosts Cenveo top line

The recent acquisition of National Envelope was a contributing factor to envelope and print group Cenveo's 1.3% increase in Q3…

Comment: Office Depot + OfficeMax = Office Depot

At least we know the name of the combined Office Depot and OfficeMax entity, if not much else.It was hoped…

Depot/Max merger completed as Q3 sales slide

As anticipated, the merger between OfficeMax and Office Depot was finally completed yesterday, the same day both companies announced their…

Bunzl buys Wesclean in Canada

Facilities supplier Bunzl has acquired Wesclean Equipment & Cleaning Supplies in Canada.Based in Edmonton, Alberta and operating from 13 locations…

PBS Holding acquires Georg Kugelmann in Germany

PBS Deutschland, the German wholesaling subsidiary of Austria-based parent PBS Holding, on Wednesday finalised negotiations and bought the “sales and…

BPGI dealer groups await Australian competition decision

BPGI's three dealer groups in Australia and New Zealand must wait until March 2014 to see if their joint purchasing…

Press release: Bunzl buys Mexican distributor Pro Epta

Facilities supplier Bunzl has acquired Mexican catering equipment distributor Pro Epta as it continues to focus on international expansion.News of…

US shutdown not affecting Office Depot & OfficeMax merger

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is still working on the proposed merger between Office Depot and OfficeMax despite the…

Dixons offloads UniEuro in Italy at a cost of €25m

Dixons Retail has divested control of its loss-making Italian UniEuro business in a merger with SGM Distribuzione-owned electricals chain Marco…

Analysis: Office Essentials focuses on managed services with PMI acquisition

Last month, St Louis business products and services provider Office Essentials bought PMI Computer Supplies for an undisclosed sum. At the…

Manutan acquires Ikaros Cleantech

European reseller Manutan has acquired Sweden-based specialist distributor Ikaros Cleantech.Headquartered in Malmö, Ikaros Cleantech is a distributor of environmental protection…

Pelikan rethinks Herlitz integration

Pelikan wants to acquire certain assets of its Herlitz subsidiary in order to speed up the integration of the two…

Crystal Rock buys Universal Business Equipment

Water, coffee and office supplies company Crystal Rock Holdings has bought Universal Business Equipment for $2.2 million. Universal’s 15 staff and…

Staples buys e-commerce software firm Runa

Staples has strengthened its e-commerce capabilities by acquiring Silicon Valley-based software firm Runa.Runa develops e-commerce solutions that help online retailers…

Pukka Pads seals Yorkshire Envelope deal

Pukka Pads has diversified its product portfolio with the acquisition of UK manufacturer Yorkshire Envelope.Bingley-based Yorkshire Envelope, which produces a…

Hummel’s buys Hayes

New York's Hummel's Office Plus has acquired fellow dealer Hayes Office Products for an undisclosed sum.Hayes – which is based…

Ingram buys IT recycling firm CloudBlue

Ingram Micro has acquired US IT asset disposition and recycling firm CloudBlue for an undisclosed sum.CloudBlue – which was founded…

A no grow area?

Recent quarterly results have highlighted the struggle OP companies are continuing to face to achieve top-line growth. Office Depot, OfficeMax…

ECi acquires Red Cheetah

In a major move in the OP systems and software market, ECi has announced the acquisition of rival provider Red…

Spicers partners with Westcoast

Spicers has announced a collaborative alliance with the UK's largest IT and EOS distributor Westcoast.The UK and Ireland OP wholesaler…

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Support the Ride of Life

Around 25 members of the office products industry have so far signed up to take part in this year’s Ride…