Friday, 6 December, 2019

De-icer wins ISSA Innovation award

A chloride-free de-icer from Secure Winter Products took home the coveted ISSA Innovation Award at last week’s annual ISSA North…

Antalis and DAMS pick up Integra awards

Distributor Antalis and office furniture supplier DAMS were recognised by dealer group Integra Business Solutions at its recent annual conference.…

Clover Imaging acquired by management/private equity combo

The management of Clover Imaging Group in partnership with Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) have agreed to acquire the aftermarket remanufacturer…

Xerox flexes its muscles

Xerox has fired a strongly worded letter to HP Inc’s board underlining its intention to push ahead in its attempt…

Willert Snr joins Static Control

The former CEO of LMI Solutions Gary Willert has been hired by Static Control in a strategic advisory capacity. Willert…

New Logistics Director for Office Depot UK and Ireland

Katherine Vivian was recently appointed as the new Director of Logistics for UK & Ireland at Office Depot. Vivian joins…

Two acquisitions for Cott

Water and beverages supplier Cott has made an acquisition on each side of the Atlantic. On Monday 18 November, Cott’s…

CFO to leave Depot | sales-i develops rep group solution | ALSO agrees €300m...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related stories from around the web. Depot searching for new CFO Office Depot Inc is…

Amazon to launch smart shelf for supplies reordering

The Amazon Dash button may be a thing of the past, but the e-commerce giant is keeping the brand alive…

Kokuyo ups Pentel bid

Japanese stationery giant Kokuyo has increased its offer to acquire Pentel after rival group Plus Corporation revealed its own tie-up…

UK industry legend Vaughan retires

After 30 years of service to the BOSS Benevolent Fund (now the BOSS Business Supplies Charity), Stanley Vaughan retired as…

Staples Solutions to sell Staples Connect

Staples Solutions has reached an agreement to sell its Staples Connect IT services business in Sweden to Leeward Capital and…

Amazon Business Prime launches in France

Amazon has finally made its Business Prime offering open to its customer in France. The e-commerce giant announced yesterday that…

Advantia reports on dealer day

UK dealer group Advantia recently held a one-day event for its members’ principals. The day was hosted by Advantia CEO…

Smead announces changes to manufacturing footprint

Organisational products vendor Smead is to expand two US facilities after carrying out what it calls an “operations efficiency initiative”.…

GPC names Chief Transformation Officer

S.P. Richards’ parent group Genuine Parts Company (GPC) has appointed Will Stengel to the new position of Chief Transformation Officer.…

ISC and Amazon to cooperate on counterfeits

The Imaging Supplies Coalition (ISC) and Amazon have signed a memorandum of understanding they say will initiate a new era…

HP rejects Xerox offer

The board of HP Inc has unanimously rejected the recent takeover offer from Xerox, saying it significantly undervalues the company…

Kokuyo makes hostile bid for Pentel

There has been a further twist in the investment by Japanese stationery and office furniture giant Kokuyo in writing instruments…

Continued volume declines hit Bong

European manufacturer Bong has reported a drop in third quarter sales despite an improvement in its light packaging segment. The…

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Icahn publishes letter to HP shareholders

Activist investor Carl Icahn has written an open letter to the shareholders of HP Inc, likening the company’s standalone restructuring…