Antalis receives distributor award | Tech Data expands in Brazil | Flexsteel appoints CEO

European paper merchant Antalis has been named Distributor of the Year by Integra for the third consecutive year. Antalis was…

Lyreco makes PPE acquisition

Workplace supplies giant Lyreco has made a strategic acquisition in the personal protection equipment (PPE) category. Lyreco has acquired the…

Another acquisition for ASK

UK-based independent reseller ASK Office Supplies has made its third purchase in five years after acquiring AB4. AB4 is a…

Court approves ADVEO insolvency plan

A Spanish commercial court has approved the voluntary insolvency proposed by European wholesaler ADVEO. In a regulatory filing with the…

Office Essentials acquires Midwest dealer

US-based OP and business supplies dealer Office Essentials (OE) has expanded across the Midwest. It has acquired the Columbia (MO)…

Ellward leaves TOPS

Jim Ellward has left office products supplier TOPS to pursue another opportunity outside of the OP industry. Ellward served as…

International attraction at Big Buyer

Italy’s largest office supplies and stationery show Big Buyer has reported an increase in international visitors to the annual event.…

Manutan furthers digital strategy

European MRO and business supplies reseller Manutan has promoted Henri Adreit to the position of Chief Digital Officer.   In…

Entries open for LaunchPad 2019

The Stationery Show London has opened entries for its annual LaunchPad competition. LaunchPad aims to find and support stationery suppliers…

Messe Frankfurt acquires Clean Show | Amazon to expand in London | BIC celebrates...

Messe Frankfurt has purchased the Clean Show. The US trade fair for textile care Is held every two years and…

Dave Fortune passes away

OPI is very saddened to report that Dave Fortune passed away last week. Dave died peacefully with family members by…

Staples Canada rebrands

Staples Canada has unveiled a new brand identity which now features the tagline ‘Working and Learning Company’. The change is…

Winners of Paper Show awards announced

Belgian office supplies trade association Bosta has revealed the winners of its 2019 awards. The recipients will be presented with…

EOPA 2019 shortlist announced

A panel of independent industry experts has decided the shortlist for the 2019 European Office Products Awards (EOPA) during the…

3M to match City of Hope donations

3M has announced that it will match every contribution made to City of Hope (COH) throughout December. The pledge means…

Tariff relief for OP industry?

Despite an apparent 90-day ceasefire on the trade war between the US and China, uncertainty still reigns. Scheduled to be…

Lawson to retire from BOSS

Philip Lawson will retire as CEO of UK trade association BOSS Federation in 2019. Lawson joined BOSS in June 2016…

Rapesco reports strong sales

UK office products manufacturer Rapesco has delivered double-digit sales growth for FY2018. For the 12 months ended 31 May 2018,…

Papedis expands product offering

Swiss office products wholesaler Papedis has expanded its assortment with the acquisition of local distributor Roost. The addition of Roost…

Burgess joins uni-ball

Industry veteran John Burgess has been appointed Sales Director for Mitsubishi Pencil’s new uni-ball Division for North America following 12…

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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…