Saturday, 18 January, 2020

HP awarded $439m | Amazon stores in Germany? | COPA launches young professionals network...

This week’s round-up of business supplies news from around the web. Judge awards HP $439 million HP Inc has been…

HP responds to Xerox

HP Inc has brushed off Xerox’s confirmation of financing commitments for its proposed takeover of HP by saying the purchase…

McKeever to leave Advantia

Advantia has announced that CEO Steve McKeever is to leave the UK office products dealer group after accepting a senior…

Mutschler named Chairman as FireKing acquired

Office products industry veteran Jay Mutschler has been named Non-executive Chairman of FireKing International following the company’s acquisition by Champlain…

Acquisitions for Bunzl and Imperial Dade

Jan/san and facilities supplies distribution companies Bunzl and Imperial Dade have each announced an acquisition in the US. International group…

Cott to quit coffee?

International consumer and professional beverages distributor Cott is evaluating strategic alternatives for its coffee, tea and extract business segment as…

Acme makes Canada acquisition

Acme United has acquired the assets of First Aid Central, a Canadian first aid and safety supplier. First Aid Central…

Leadership change at Diversey

Mark Burgess, CEO of cleaning and hygiene solutions giant Diversey, has resigned after just over a year in the job.…

EBP acquires in Europe

Towards the end of 2019, UK-based remanufacturing company Environmental Business Products (EBP) completed the acquisition of German ink supplier Compedo.…

Novexco acquires SPR Canada

Canadian multichannel operator Novexco has acquired the local operations of S.P. Richards (SPR) from the wholesaler’s parent company Genuine Parts.…

Complete acquires again

Complete Business Solutions, the UK’s largest independent dealer, has made another significant acquisition. The latest addition to the Complete fold…

Clover unleashed

OPI catches up with Clover Imaging President Eric Martin after the company’s acquisition by its executive management team and Norwest…

Imperial Dade acquires in Texas

Acquisitive US jan/san and food service distributor Imperial Dade has bought Texas-based reseller Wagner Supply. Wagner was founded in Odessa…

Fuji Xerox to change name after ending agreement

Fuji Xerox will change its name to Fujifilm Business Innovation in 2021 after the company announced it was not renewing…

Xerox confirms financing for HP bid

Xerox has sent a letter to HP Inc’s board of directors confirming it has obtained $24 billion in binding financing…

Crayola names CEO

Children’s art and stationery products manufacturer Crayola has appointed Rich Wuerthele as its new CEO. Wuerthele has more than 30…

NY dealer rebrands

New York state independent dealer FM Office Express – which also owns Stevens Office Interiors – has consolidated its businesses…

Better Capital gives SPOT update

UK private equity firm Better Capital published its interim results at the end of December, providing an update on the…

Kokuyo fails to get Pentel majority

Japanese stationery and office furniture group Kokuyo has failed to acquire a majority shareholding in writing instruments manufacturer Pentel. Last…

Moore joins Victor Stationery

Robert Moore, the former Group Purchasing Director at Spicers-OfficeTeam (SPOT), has been named as CEO of manufacturer Victor Stationery. Moore…

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Clover unleashed

OPI catches up with Clover Imaging President Eric Martin after the company’s acquisition by its executive management team and Norwest…