Tech Data cloud investments pay off

Expenditure in cloud-based technologies has generated positive results for US IT distributor Tech Data. The company has recently made several…

Coffee sales fall at JM Smucker

US beverages and snacks vendor JM Smucker reported a decline in coffee sales for the second quarter. Q2 2019 coffee…

PBS Network continues European expansion

Germany-based e-commerce and data specialist firm PBS Network has acquired the assets of product data hub start-up CommerceFeeds. Netherlands-based CommerceFeeds…

Record highlighter sales for Stabilo

Writing instruments manufacturer Stabilo reported growth of 5% in its Writing Instruments category for the year ended 30 June 2018.…

Another acquisition for Visual Edge

US-based office and IT solutions business Visual Edge has expanded its foothold in Texas with the purchase of office equipment…

Stationery factory to close after BIC Sport sale

Writing instruments manufacturer BIC may close its Vannes manufacturing plant in France, following the proposed divestiture of its water sports…

Best Buy exceeds expectations

Global consumer electronics chain Best Buy has reported another quarter of better-than-expected results. Q3 2019 sales were up 4.3% to…

Compass simplifies portfolio

UK-based facilities services and catering provider Compass Group has said it will continue to refocus its business offerings in 2019.…

Solid Q4 for Sappi

South Africa-based paper group Sappi reported Q4 2018 growth in its printing and writing papers division. Sales of printing and…

Acquisition drives SOS growth

Jamaica-based Stationery and Office Supplies (SOS) has reported double-digit sales and profit growth for Q3 2018. Sales were up 21%…

Further sales declines at ADVEO

Troubled European office products and stationery wholesaler ADVEO has, as expected, reported a decline in sales for its third quarter.…

Bong secures new financing

European envelope and packaging manufacturer Bong has secured financing for the next three years. The company said the funding will…

ASL hits tenth acquisition

UK managed print services provider ASL Group has acquired printer and photocopier supplier Geerings Digital. The deal marks ASL’s tenth…

Double-digit growth for Exertis

European IT wholesaler DCC Technology, which operates as Exertis, has reported a solid H1 2019. For the six months ended…

Carolina Wholesale Group to merge subsidiaries

US imaging supplies and business machines distributor Carolina Wholesale Group (CWG) will combine its three distribution brands under a new…

Ricoh grows industrial print business

Japan-based imaging and electronics vendor Ricoh is to acquire printing software provider ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions. Germany-based ColorGATE is a…

RTC extends jan/san portfolio

Office supplies reseller RTC Proffice has acquired fellow Romanian cleaning and hygiene products firm Paper Plus. Paper Plus is a…

Depot turnaround still a work in progress

Office Depot’s third quarter earnings results this week certainly caught the eye of Wall Street and the US media as…

School Specialty reports shipping delays

Educational supplies reseller School Specialty has reported that shipping delays from staffing issues in its peak back-to-school season impacted sales…

Improved performance for Warehouse Stationery

New-Zealand-based retailer Warehouse Stationery has recovered from last year’s systems disruptions with a solid start to its 2019 financial year.…

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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…