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FSSI OS3 office supplies contract – David Harris, Impact Office

Federal government sales specialist David Harris of Impact Office talks about the advantages of belonging to a small business consortium…

WH Smith extends Wincanton contract

WH Smith has extended the contract of its transport management provider Wincanton as it looks to create business efficiencies and…

Superstat commits to Spicers

Dealer group Superstat has entered into an exclusive wholesale arrangement with Spicers.It is a decision which Superstat says reflects the…

Further consolidation at West Point

West Point Products will continue its consolidation by ceasing operations at its Valley Grove facility in West Virginia.Sales and admin…

Supplies Network realigned under parent company

Supplies Network has been rolled under the umbrella of its parent company Distribution Management (DM) in a move designed to…

End of an era for NAPM

NAPM director Tim Bowler cited the loss of Paperlinx and Antalis as members and ongoing competition concerns as the primary…

ADVEO sells industrial business unit

ADVEO has agreed to sell its industrial business unit to Swiss investment fund Springwater Capital.The €16 million ($22 million) deal…

Waits acquires two Osbornes stores

Former Osbornes owner John Waits has bought two of the chain's stores from the administrators.The 180-year-old stationery firm – which…

HP expands job cuts to 34,000

As part of its multiyear restructuring programme to cut costs, HP now expects to cut a further 5,000 jobs through…

Federal office supplies RFP expected in January

The final request for proposals (RFP) document for the new US federal government office supplies contract is expected to be…

Totalpost wins major security screening contract

Mailroom consumables provider Totalpost has been awarded an exclusive contract to supply X-ray security screening machines to the UK government.In…

SP Richards and ECi expand alliance

Wholesaler SP Richards and software provider ECi have announced an expansion of their strategic alliance.Building on an agreement the two…

Osbornes Stationers in administration

Osbornes Stationers, one of the leading regional office supplies retailers in the UK, has gone into administration.Office Friendly member Osbornes…

GSA releases information on new federal office supplies contract

The General Services Administration (GSA) in the US has issued what is known as a Statement of Work (SOW) document…

Highlands Group and Business Performance Group team up for trans-Atlantic venture

Atlanta-based brand advocate agency The Highlands Group (THG) has struck a partnership deal with UK OP business development specialists The…

Press release: Independent Stationers scoops $50m school supplies contract

Independent Stationers has been awarded an exclusive contract to provide school supplies in a deal worth $50 million a year.Read…

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…

Editor’s Comment: Lowering prices – competitive or anti-competitive?

An article related to the impact that Staples price-matching Amazon could have on the Office Depot-OfficeMax merger caught my eye…

Staples confirms Amazon price matching

Starting in November, Staples will price match items sold and shipped by Amazon.com.The move had been expected and Staples has…

Rosa’s Office wins three US government contracts

Rosa’s Office Plus has picked up three US national contracts in association with its dealer co-operative Independent Stationers.The deals cover…

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Exacompta to acquire Biella

A major acquisition in the declining filing category has been announced in Europe as Exacompta makes a €33.5 million ($38…