Grupo Gigante to list shares in Depot Mexico

Gigante paid 8.78 billion pesos ($671 million) for the remaining 50% stake in Office Depot de Mexico it didn’t own…

RR Donnelley to buy Esselte North American operations

Esselte has agreed to sell its North American operations to RR Donnelley for $96.5 million.The two companies announced the deal…

Verso Paper to buy rival NewPage

Coated paper maker Verso Paper is to buy rival NewPage in a deal worth $1.4 billion including debt.The combined business…

Turbon makes US acquisition

Aftermarket supplies remanufacturer Turbon has acquired US-based International Laser Group (ILG).Last August, Turbon had revealed that it was performing final…

Pukka acquires Concord Filing Products

Pukka Pads has announced a further expansion of its rapidly growing business with the news it has acquired fellow UK…

3D to acquire Xerox R&D assets

3-D printing firm 3D Systems has agreed to acquire Xerox's Wilsonville, Oregon product design, engineering and chemistry group for $32.5…

Pelikan to acquire Herlitz assets

Pelikan has confirmed that Pelikan Holding AG Group will acquire the German and Austrian sales business as well as administrative…

Harbinger expands to Canada with Market Access

US-based manufacturer rep group Harbinger National has added Market Access Canada (MAC) to its team.Harbinger, which has a strong presence…

Grainger acquires Safety Solutions

MRO reseller Grainger has bought Ohio-based safety clothing distributor Safety Solutions for an undisclosed sum.Safety Solutions is known regionally for…

Avery looking for fresh impetus

Senior European executives from Avery were in Italy last week as the label manufacturer looks to re-energise itself following the…

Boise exec Chung-Li Lee to retire following PCA acquisition

Boise's Director of International Supply Chain Chung-Li Lee has announced his retirement.Lee's position at Boise has been eliminated following the…

Supplies Network becomes PrintFleet LINK partner

Distributor Supplies Network has joined managed print specialist PrintFleet's LINK partner network.PrintFleet's LINK is a new platform that enables business…

Balreed acquires UK supplier e-volution Office Services

UK document and print management firm Balreed has acquired London-based supplier e-volution Office Services.Balreed's Managing Director Robin Stanton-Gleaves called the…

Avery acquisition helps double sales at CCL

CCL Industries Q3 sales rocketed 91.6% to C$606.6 million ($579.4 million), driven by the acquisition of the Avery Dennison and…

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…

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ADVEO briefs key suppliers

About 50 suppliers to France-based wholesaler and reseller network operator ADVEO were invited to an update briefing at the ADVEO…
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