Essendant blames government shutdown for Staples delay

US wholesaler Essendant has updated its staff and customers on the status of its pending acquisition by Staples. In documents…

Albers joins Quantore

Industry veteran Dennis Albers has joined Dutch wholesaler Quantore as Head of Purchasing and Category Management. Albers joins the company…

Double-digit growth for Askul

Japanese business supplies reseller Askul has posted a double-digit sales increase for H1 2019, completing its recovery from a major…

Iconex closes US facility

Label solutions manufacturer Iconex has announced plans to shut its Cincinnati (OH) facility. The closure is scheduled to take place…

Market consolidation in Australia

Office products manufacturer ACCO Brands Australia has acquired all brands and distribution rights from fellow Australian vendor Cumberland Stationery. The…

NZOS appoints general manager

Independent dealer New Zealand Office Supplies (NZOS) has appointed Mike Nugent as General Manager – Commercial. Nugent has held a…

Staples Canada unveils coworking office

Staples Canada has opened its new coworking space in downtown Toronto. The Staples Studio was first announced when the company…

Sequana suspends trading

Sequana, the parent company of specialty paper manufacturer Arjowiggins, has suspended trading of its shares on the Paris stock exchange.…

Senior GSA official joins IOPFDA

US-based Independent Office Products and Furniture Dealers Association (IOPFDA) has added a new consultant to its team. Jack Williams will…

New acquisition for Quills

UK-based OP dealer Quills Group Office Solutions has purchased fellow Croydon company Evolution Office Group. Evolution is already rebranded as…

ISG announces 2019 meeting

The annual meeting for US dealer group Independent Suppliers Group (ISG), formerly known as Independent Stationers, has been scheduled for…

Acquisition for Avery

Global manufacturing conglomerate CCL Industries has purchased direct-to-consumer online business Easy2Name (E2N) for its label maker subsidiary Avery. UK-based E2N…

International Paper acquisition | BIC sells factory | Bong appoints CFO

Global pulp, paper, and packaging producer International Paper has acquired family-owned Spanish packaging business Envases Grau for an undisclosed sum.…

Private equity firm reaches deal with ADVEO

ADVEO’s operations in France, Italy and Belgium are set to be acquired by private equity firm Sandton Capital Partners. In…

NOPA concerns over GSA e-marketplace

Mike Tucker, CEO of US office products trade association NOPA, has told OPI that he is concerned that Amazon will…

Jim Wilson passes away

OPI is saddened to report that former Staedtler UK Sales Manager Jim Wilson has passed away. In a career spanning…

Pinnacle expands membership

US dealer group Pinnacle has announced that independent office products and furniture dealer Keeney’s Office Supply and Interiors has joined…

Bankers Box launches green initiative

Fellowes Brands Europe has partnered with Tree Nation to introduce a Plant-a-Tree programme which contributes to reforestations projects around the…

Arjowiggins sale terminated

The planned sale of the Graphic and Creative Paper divisions of French specialty paper manufacturer Arjowiggins will no longer go…

Interview: Lyreco CEO Hervé Milcent aiming for PPE leadership position

Lyreco has signalled its intent to become a force in the European personal protective equipment (PPE) market following the acquisition…

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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…