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…

Merger and Mexico focus in low key Depot webcast

Analysts' questions largely focused on the future of Office Depot's operations in Mexico and the proposed merger with OfficeMax during…

What are the OP Software Alliance’s motives?

After months of speculation about its creation, the Office Products Software Alliance (OPSA) came into existence last week.The stated aim…

Ravi and Neil’s tango in the night

As an ice-breaker to yesterday's merger announcement conference call, and in reference to a previous earnings conference call question on…

CCL good fit for Avery¦ and vice versa

A closer look at this week's announcement that a deal for Avery's Office & Consumer Products (OCP) business has been…

Depot spying trouble off Starboard bow

A 24 January Office Depot regulatory filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could suggest the company's largest common…

Red Cheetah’s intriguing move

 Why isthe software company upping sourcing and merchandising capabilities? Earlier this week, US-based e-commerce provider Red Cheetah announced the acquisition of…

Depot and ‘Max provide integration update

Office Depot and OfficeMax have appointed team leaders for the next phase of their integration planning process.The integration teams (see…

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Court dismisses Essendant motion in GPC lawsuit

Genuine Parts Company (GPC) can move ahead with its ‘breach of contract’ legal proceedings against Essendant, a Delaware court has…