Cott grows delivery business

North American and European workplace beverages supplier Cott has reported growth of 6% for its Route Based Services (RBS) division…

FedEx ends Amazon shipping | ISSA names new board | ECI releases new data...

This week’s round-up of business supplies-related news from around the web. FedEx severs ties with Amazon FedEx will no longer…

Print segment slump hits Veritiv

North American B2B distribution company Veritiv has reported an adjusted year-on-year sales decline of 9.5% in the second quarter, largely…

RCP profitability behind Newell U-turn

Newell Brands interim CEO Chris Peterson said the decision to keep the Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) division was not due…

Newell to keep Rubbermaid Commercial Products business

Newell Brands has confirmed that it intends to retain its Rubbermaid Commercial Products unit. The Rubbermaid Commercial Products business –…

Lexmark linked with risky DoD purchases | Amazon to invest in India’s Reliance? |...

This week’s round-up of business products stories from around the web. Red faces for DoD procurement officials The US Department…

Amazon launches jan/san private label

Amazon has quietly introduced a B2B private label brand called AmazonCommercial. AmazonCommercial is so far limited to nine jan/san SKUs…

Strong performance from Delta Plus

Leading personal protective equipment (PPE) vendor Delta Plus’ H1 results were marked by good organic and acquisition-related growth. The France-based…

GSA makes combined MRO and jan/san awards

The US General Services Administration (GSA) has named 30 suppliers to its new Maintenance Repair Facility Supplies (MRFS) purchasing channel,…

Staples sells businesses in France, Italy and Spain

France-based Raja Group has announced an agreement to acquire four of Staples Solutions’ European direct brands. The transaction covers four…

Organic declines at Takkt

Q2 organic sales at business supplies reseller Takkt declined at both its European and North American operations. Reported sales for…

Grainger lowers sales guidance

MRO and business products reseller Grainger has lowered its sales guidance for 2019 due to softening US demand and challenges…

Stationery and Office growth at 3M

Manufacturing giant 3M has revealed that organic sales at its Stationery and Office division were up in the second quarter.…

ISSA launches CMI consulting programme

Worldwide cleaning industry association ISSA has launched a consulting initiative through its educational arm the Cleaning Management Institute (CMI). The…

Stable Q2 for KCP

Jan/san vendor Kimberly-Clark Professional (KCP) has reported a fall in sales for Q2 2019, although the underlying trend was slightly positive.…

European sales surge at Acme

Acme United has reported a 28% year-on-year local currency jump in Q2 sales at its European operations. The increase was…

Margins stable at S.P. Richards

North American business products wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) has reported flat Q2 operating margin despite a slight drop in sales.…

Strong emerging market growth for Essity

H1 sales at Essity’s Professional Hygiene B2B division were boosted by double-digit sales growth in emerging markets. The Professional Hygiene…

Manutan releases Q3 sales figures

European MRO and business supplies reseller Manutan has reported top-line growth of 3.5% in the third quarter of its 2018/2019…

Cintas on the up

US workplace apparel, facility supplies, first aid and safety reseller Cintas has reported a strong set of full-year financial results.…

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SPR announces new HQ and DC plans

North American wholesaler S.P. Richards (SPR) is set to move to new headquarters in the coming weeks following last month’s…