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…

OPI Video: FSSI office supplies contract

Two independent dealers in the US talk to OPI about the next US Federal government office supplies contract.It may seem…

Photizo and NAPPS in UK MPS tie-up

Photizo has partnered with UK association NAPPS to develop best practices and operating standards across the UK's managed print services…

Staples bags NY contract

Earlier this week, AOPD announced that leading New York independent dealer Weeks Lerman had joined its network.OPI spoke to Weeks…

Westcoast confirms ECi integration

UK IT distributor Westcoast has said its systems are now fully integrated with ECi's Vision, Progress and Horizon platforms.Westcoast said…

OPR allies with Martin Wilde Associates

OPR allies with Martin Wilde Associates OP Resource (OPR) - the leading professional services provider for the global OP industry -…

Esselte celebrates $1 billion IT deal at MBS

Esselte has signed a deal with three Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) partners to have its IT infrastructure centralised across four…

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Staples CEO reiterates Essendant promises

Staples Inc CEO Sandy Douglas wrote to Essendant counterpart Ric Phillips earlier this week to express his “unwavering excitement” at…